National Education Policy Fellowship Program Intern (Winter 2014-15)

Application Deadline: November 10, 2014

Position Overview

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is seeking a detail-minded leadership program intern who will work on the organization’s distinguished Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). The intern will support the National Director of EPFP and the EPFP Program Coordinator. This position description is based on a 10-15 hour weekly schedule. Start and end dates for this winter internship are flexible, depending on availability. Daily travel stipend provided.

About EPFP

Built on three pillars—policy, leadership, and networking—EPFP provides leaders for education with a high-quality professional development experience, a neutral ground where leaders can explore complex policy issues from diverse perspectives, build leadership skills, and develop deep cross-boundary professional relationships. EPFP's goals are to

  • inspire and prepare the next generation of cross-boundary leaders for education;
  • instill a deep understanding and expertise of public policy and education leadership; and
  • connect leaders to a collaborative network of high-impact professionals.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide social media and other communications outreach to our networks and alumni.
  • Engage in the EPFP website redesign and contact data management.
  • Help develop program materials and services for our national EPFP network.
  • Support logistical aspects associated with the annual Washington Policy Seminar.
  • Assist with planning local alumni networking events.
  • Complete other appropriate duties as assigned.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and can-do attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and problem solve
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft products
  • Competence with social media tools: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Education background or strong interest in one or more of the following disciplines: organizational and leadership development, business administration and management, education, public policy, or communications

To Apply

Please send by Nov. 10th, 2014, a resume, and a letter of recommendation, and a cover letter (attention: Dr. Helen Janc Malone) that describes what interests you about this position, what skills and experience you bring to the job, and what you would like to gain from the experience to Please send files as PDFs with your last name and document description in the file title (e.g., Smith_Resume).