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Internship: Research & Evaluation Intern

Date posted: 01/24/14
Contact Lindsey Bourne
Employer Name: 826 National
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 3-4 months (flexible!)
Deadline: 02/28/14
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Hours: 15-20 hours/week (flexible!)
Fax: (415)864-2388
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students

Projects and responsibilities to include: • Collecting and entering survey data. • Researching, reading, and summarizing external studies and reports relating to 826 National’s work and education reform. • Assisting in creating and editing summaries (written and for oral presentation) of 826’s data/findings. • Scoring of student writing assessments. • Evaluating program design and assisting in development of evaluation metrics. • Assisting with the editing of 826 National research reports, publications, and book projects. • Assisting with office administrative duties, (e.g., data entry, filing). • Writing content for the website and monthly newsletters.

Skills & Abilities:

Candidates must: • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills • Possess strong summarization and writing skills • Have the ability to work independently • Have excellent attention to detail • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (experience with SPSS a plus) • Have experience, coursework, or great interest in research and evaluation, particularly in education reform. • Confidentiality and discretion on all projects


826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students. 826 National is seeking applicants for an internship position that will work directly on projects with the organization’s Director of Research and Evaluation.

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