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Internship: Policy Specialist

Date posted: 06/06/12
Contact Annie Bauccio, Co-Founder, Educate Our State
Employer Name: Educate Our State
Location: Flexible/Work from home
Duration: Summer
Deadline: ASAP
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Hours: 30-40 Hours Per Week
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students

Statewide Educational Nonprofit Educate Our State seeks an intern who is currently a student concentrating in Public Policy, K-12 education, or education policy with a love of research and general passion for public education to join its work for the summer.

The intern will concentrate efforts on website and database management. This work will be completed almost entirely online, and with virtual or phone contact with supervising board members. The Intern will be wholly responsible for planning and executing all efforts in concert with our board of directors. Our expectation is that this internship will offer a substantial opportunity to learn grassroots organizing techniques, while testing knowledge learned in the intern’s home institution course work. The intern will work closely with the organization’s marketing and online systems team to complete organizational goals for 2012. The work will take place in your own space, but will offer significant contact with our dynamic board of directors.

Specific tasks may include but are not limited to:

• Targeted research on applicable education legislation.
• Distilling resultant information into Educate Our State specific matrix.
• Creation of talking points around applicable legislation as they relate to Educate Our State mission.
• Developing list of pros and cons to help discussions around writing our own legislation.
• Assisting with updates to website policy page.
• Translating legislative language into information aimed at the typical layperson.

Skills & Abilities:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

The Summer Internship is restricted to people who are currently active, matriculating students in an accredited program who are preferably on summer break and who are eligible to work in the US.

All students must provide their own computer and work-space, housing and transportation. All students must be positive, professional self-starters, who are able to complete tasks given in a reasonable amount of time. Students must have excellent written, grammatical, and verbal skills, and be able to work in online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, You Tube) with ease. Experience with Nation Builder, persuasive writing, grassroots organizing and non-profits a plus. Excellent skills in Word and Excel required.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, friendly over the phone (or in iChat or video conference), as well as willing and able to learn new online platforms.

Opportunity to participate in conference calls with statewide leaders of Education Policy Reform efforts will be available. Students should be available for the entire summer.

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