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Job Opportunities

Policy/Advocacy Intern

Organization Overview

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a national policy, research, and advocacy organization. Its mission is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. The Alliance develops and advocates for research-based national and federal policies that support effective secondary school reform. Specifically, the organization aims to assure that high standards, aligned to college and work readiness, are in place in all schools and that students are provided with the supports they need to attain academic success. The Alliance’s efforts are based on the premise that, if given the right environment and tools, every student can achieve.

Job Qualifications

Open to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in public policy, education, or federal advocacy. Candidate must have excellent oral communication, research, organization, and writing skills. Familiarity with policy organizations, federal policy, or the education field a plus.

Job Description

The intern will work closely with all members of the policy/advocacy staff in Alliance efforts and will:

  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, developing policy fact sheets, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players in the field.
  • Assist in the development of case studies of promising practices in education.
  • Attend conferences, briefings, and forums as a representative of the Alliance and share information about those events with staff.
  • Assist in the preparation of Alliance publications and events, including drafting a blog to be posted on the High School Soup Blog.
  • Keep staff abreast of trends in education reform, including through working on a joint education policy project with the other Alliance interns to present to staff.
  • Provide any other support to the president and staff as needed.

This position is paid. Interns are hired for employment on the academic semester schedule for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Applications for fall 2017 are now being accepted. Please send a resume, list of references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest in the position and dates of availability. Please include all application materials in one Microsoft Word document or PDF file. Submissions with multiple email attachments will not be accepted. Submit your application materials by email to  intern@all4ed.org.

Application deadline for fall 2017 internships is July 21, 2017 by noon EST.


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Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.