New America has started accepting resumes from deserving candidates for higher education initiative internship. This is a summer, paid program targeted to attract those students who have an interest in higher education policy.
Participants must be ready to work approximately 30-40 hours per week in New America’s downtown D.C. office. During the program, interns will work on various higher education research projects both with the team and independently.
This post is basically designed to assist the higher education team with research, data, and policy analysis. The interns will also get the chance to publish their own blog posts, participate in the company’s events and acquire exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field.
New America is formally known as the New America Foundation which is a think tank based in Washington, DC. It came into existence in 1999 as a non-profit public policy institute. Ted Halstead, Sherle Schwenninger, Michael Lind and Walter Russell Mead are the founders of this organization. New America has always been focused on public policy issues like national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy.
The work station will be based in Washington, DC.
As a participant of this program, you can expect the following perks:
- Firstly, a competitive pay rate
- Chance to publish own blog posts and other work
- Chance to attend various events like in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff
- Networking opportunities
- Career development and training
- Mentorship and guidance.
The following eligibility criteria must be checked out before applying:
- Demonstrated interest in higher education policy strongly preferred; because of the content knowledge necessary for this position, a graduate student or experienced undergraduate student is preferred
- Excellent writing and communications skills; previous blogging experience or writing for a public audience a plus
- Passion for education and equity issues
- Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on-the-job; must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and with a team
- Strong research abilities; experience using statistical analysis software (Stata, R) preferred.
How to Apply:
Applicants must fill out an online application form and submit a cover letter explaining your experience and your interest in the internship, a current resume, and a brief writing sample.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, preference will be given to those applications reached before March 20, 2020.