Now accepting applications for the spring 2013 internship program

Looking for a real world experience conducting education research for the Spring 2013 semester? Then look no further. NSBA’s Center for Public Education (The Center) seeks an intern to work closely with the Center’s senior policy analyst in conducting education policy research. The Center is a national resource for accurate, timely, and credible information about public education and its importance to the well-being of our nation. The Center provides up-to-date research, data, and analysis on current education issues and explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools.

Primary duties include: Conduct research for the Center’s next original research report as well as summarize findings of significant education reports on the Center’s blog, update the Center’s previous reports, and attend briefings/conferences in the Washington, DC area.

Job qualifications: A graduate or undergraduate student studying education policy, public policy, statistics, economics, or a related field. The student should also have a strong interest in education policy and research. Background in statistical packages such as SAS and SPSS is preferred but not required.

The internship begins in late January/early February and concludes in May and requires a minimum of 10 hours a week. The internship is unpaid. However, the Center will work with your school to satisfy any requirements for you to receive course credit.

Email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with the subject line Policy Research Intern. Please contact Jim Hull at 703-838-6758 or with any questions about the internship.

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