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.
- 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.
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