Policy and Research Intern (CA)

POLICY AND RESEARCH INTERN (Palo Alto, CA)

Background:

The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

Core duties: The intern will work directly with members of the policy and research teams to:

  • Analyze state and federal policies and legislation
  • Attend policy related events or participate in site visits to schools
  • Complete research tasks as assigned, such as conducting literature reviews and background research; finding, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; and preparing memos, briefs, reports, and presentations.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications: We’re looking for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in the intersection of research, public policy, and education. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working on education research, national reform efforts, policy and advocacy, federal/state policies and processes, or within the education field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity and experience with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Thank you for your interest in our internship program. Applications for the Summer 2018 internship are now closed. If you have any questions, please email PAinternship@learningpolicyinstitute.org.


The Learning Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.