Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania is looking for a graduate student interested in public policy, education, and federal/state advocacy. Candidate must have excellent research, organization, writing, and oral communication skills. Familiarity with policy organizations, federal and state policy, and the education field is a plus.

The intern will work closely with the State Director and Development staff and will:

  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, developing policy fact sheets, tracking federal/state legislation, and attending legislative hearings and briefings;
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players in the field;
  • Assist in the preparation of publications and crafting various white papers, etc.;
  • Monitor legislative priorities of CISPA during the 2016 legislative sessions; and
  • Provide any other support to the State Director and staff as needed.

This position is a non-paid, credit earning position (20-30 hours a week).  Intern positions are available on the academic semester schedule for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a keen interest and curiosity in social/educational policy research and analysis;
  • Strong academic track record;
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel spreadsheets;
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and other background research for specific topics;
  • Organized and detail-oriented while working on a wide range of tasks;
  • Strong organizational, social, written, proofreading and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while working both independently and in multidisciplinary groups/teams with a high level of self-motivation;
  • Ability to work under deadline;
  • A high level of integrity, accuracy, dependability, enthusiasm, and confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capacity to work well with a diverse range of individuals and cultural backgrounds; and
  • Qualified applicants must be enrolled in an approved college major that focus’ on public policy and education issues.

Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve.  We provide a work environment that respects and values all persons, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, and/or gender orientation.

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