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Employment Opportunities

Internship – Spring 2018

The Coalition for Community Schools envisions schools as centers of community where people and organizations from many different disciplines work with community residents, students and educators to help students succeed and build healthy families and communities.

The Coalition for Community Schools is currently seeking motivated undergraduate students to serve as Interns in our office. We desire candidates who have excellent computer skills (MS Office & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team and are willing to take initiative. We offer a supportive and fun office environment, where interns will gain valuable experience in education policy and reform.

Interns take on independent research, planning and outreach tasks. They are given the opportunity to learn about current policies affecting children and families and work as part of the Coalition staff team. Interns attend meetings with local, state and national organizations in education, youth development, mental health and other fields, and have the opportunity to participate in other Washington policy conversations. Our interns tell us they have lots of fun, and do less ‘grunt’ work than in their peers.

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of three full days a week and at least 10 weeks. Preference is given to those available full-time. We accept applications for Fall, Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

To apply, email, send or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Coalition for Community Schools
Institute for Educational Leadership
Attn: Jennifer Masutani 
4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20008
Fax: (202)872-4050

Testimonials from Coalition Interns

I have enjoyed my time as the Coalition for Community Schools Intern at the Institute for Educational Leadership. I have learned a lot in my short time here, from education policy, communications, to how a non-profit is run. I have had the opportunity to engage in a variety of work, from webpage design, social media, and policy research. The people here are passionate about the work that they are doing, and the knowledge that they have given me is indispensable. - Nick (Spring 2017)

Read Shawna's blog on her summer 2017 internship with the Coalition.


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