Education Policy Intern

The Role:

MassINC is looking for a graduate student intern to work directly on our education team. The Education Policy intern will support a variety of research projects, including school integration strategies, efforts to increase postsecondary completion, and digital equity. The Education Policy intern will receive experience in public policy research and gain insight into state and local government in Massachusetts, with the unique opportunity to make valuable connections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft blogs and op-eds summarizing findings from MassINC research; 
  • Assist with data collections and analysis, draft and edit research reports; 
  • Assist with events, coalition-building, and legislative outreach; and
  • Monitor legislative priorities and policy trends in education.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Possess a keen interest and curiosity in education policy research and analysis; 
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and other background research; 
  • Experience working with Excel;
  • Organized and detail-oriented while working on a wide range of tasks; and
  • Strong communication skills.

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, October 14, 2021. Please send a resume and cover letter to Simone Ngongi-Lukula, Education Equity Fellow at sngongilukula@massinc.org, with the subject line “Education Policy Internship.”

About MassINC: 

The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth Inc. (MassINC) is the Commonwealth’s only nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Through independent research, journalism, and civic engagement, MassINC aims to provide the people of Massachusetts with the information they need to fully participate in our democracy. 

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