Coalition for Community Schools Internship

The Coalition for Community Schools envisions schools as centers of community where people and organizations from many different disciplines work with community residents, students and educators to help students succeed and build healthy families and communities.

The Coalition for Community Schools is currently seeking motivated undergraduate students to serve as Interns in our office. We desire candidates who have excellent computer skills (MS Office & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team and are willing to take initiative. We offer a supportive and fun office environment, where interns will gain valuable experience in education policy and reform.

Interns take on independent research, planning, and outreach tasks. They are given the opportunity to learn about current policies affecting children and families and work as part of the Coalition staff team. Interns attend meetings with local, state and national organizations in education, youth development, mental health and other fields, and have the opportunity to participate in other Washington policy conversations. Our interns tell us they have lots of fun, and do less 'grunt' work than in their peers.

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of three full days a week. Preference is given to those available full-time. We accept applications for Fall, Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

To apply, email, send or fax resume and cover letter to:

Coalition for Community Schools
Institute for Educational Leadership
Attn: Heather Naviasky
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20008-2304
Fax: (202)872-4050

IEL Internship Program

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) offers exciting internship opportunities. IEL, a 50 year-old not-for-profit organization, seeks to improve educational opportunities and results for children and families by developing and supporting leaders who work together across the nation. One aspect of our work focuses on community collaboration and development by using public schools as a hub to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities.

Interns are given the opportunity to learn about current policies affecting children and families and to be a part of the effort to make these initiatives more effective. Interns are brought in as part of the team, assisting with current projects and independently working on projects of their own. By attending meetings and conferences with their supervisors, interns are also exposed to various efforts to improve outcomes for children and families.

IEL is seeking interns throughout the year. There are no application deadlines, but students are encouraged to send their resumes as soon as possible. There are no specific qualifications for the job, except an interest in education and/or child and family policy. Unfortunately no stipend is available, but IEL is willing to act as a supervisor to assure that any undergraduate can receive academic credit.

To apply, e-mail, send or fax resume and cover letter to:

IEL Internship Program
4455 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 310
Washington, DC 20008
Fax: (202) 872-4050