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 Summer or Fall Internship with CHSE, Washington D.C. 

Submitted by Ewa Adamkiewicz on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:21

The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) is a unique coalition of leading civil rights organizations that advocates in behalf of students of color, Native students, English language learners (ELL) and low-income students. CHSE's mission is to ensure that high schools prepare every student for graduation, college, work, and life. Through research, policy, advocacy and communications, our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity, achievement, and graduation so that all students can have the high school education they deserve and upon which this nation's success depends.

CHSE is now accepting applications for two paid internships in its downtown Washington, DC office: a summer internship from June through August 2014, and a fall internship from September through November 2014. The CHSE policy intern will engage in education policy research and advocacy activities at the federal level and within specific priority states.


  • Developing familiarity with current issues in education policy, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the ESEA flexibility waiver program and Common Core state standards
  • Attending and disseminating information gleaned from Congressional hearings, research briefings and other meetings related to issues affecting high school reform and communities of color
  • Assisting the policy team in specific projects to increase CHSE's knowledge base and advocacy resources.


  • Major in public policy, law, education research/administration, or closely related field
  • Strong interest in K-12 education policy at the high school level and with communities of color and low income students
  • Policy analysis skills, including conducting literature and policy reviews, performing data analyses, and summarizing findings
  • PowerPoint and other relevant technology skills for presentations, memos, and other content to inform policy and communications work
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure, including preparing responses to time-sensitive requests from media and policymakers
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration in a small, but fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will be a student dedicated to a career in education policy centered on equity issues. Applicants should be available to work full-time throughout the summer. Part-time candidates available to work at least 20 hours a week also may be considered. The Fall position is a half-time position.


To apply for the summer position, submit a writing sample, a resume and a cover letter to admin@highschoolequity.org by no later than May 30, 2014. To apply for the fall intern position, submit a writing sample, a resume and a cover letter to admin@highschoolequity.org by no later than July 15 , 2014. For more information, please refer to the website.

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