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- Education Policy Internship, USA

Education Policy Internship



The Progressive Policy Institute is seeking an education policy intern for Spring 2018.


PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.


The ideal candidate is an education policy wonk with previous or current education experience (B.A. in Education, TFA, M.Ed., teaching, etc.) and experience working on the college newspaper or other publications. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with ESSA, charter school policy, and our Reinventing America’s Schools project prior to beginning the internship.


The education policy intern will:


Assist in fact-checking, proofreading, and copyediting policy reports, op-eds, and blog posts for our website

Conduct research and compile statistics for editorials and reports

Monitor education websites and publications to help us stay up-to-date with the latest education news and innovations in education reform

Update and communicate with our list of over 7,000 interested parties

Attend education forums and panel discussions in Washington, D.C.

Update social media for Reinventing America’s Schools

Assist with daily operations and perform general administrative responsibilities.



Qualifications include:


Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Strong research skills

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Ability to task-switch and work on multiple projects

Knowledge of AP Style

Strong internet skills and intuition

Interest in education reform

An understanding of/ familiarity with the ideology behind PPI’s education project

Intellectual curiosity

Reading David Osborne’s Reinventing America’s Schools prior to beginning the internship



We are currently seeking an intern interested in working (approximately 20 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-3 pages in length each) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Education Policy Internship.


Please save all files as PDFs and begin the file name with First Name, Last Name, Document type e.g. John Smith Cover Writing Sample 2.pdf. In your email and cover letter, please mention which semester you are applying for. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job posted on 3rd January 2018

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