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Are you ready to make a difference in the U.S. education system? Do you want to gain knowledge about education policy and put that into practice to create better education opportunities for all children? Do you have a knack for research and strong writing and communication skills?

If so, you would be a great fit at The Center for Education Reform (CER), the leading voice and advocate for lasting, substantive and structural education reform in the U.S.

As an intern with CER, you won’t be getting coffee – you’ll be working in all aspects of education policy, like research, advocacy, legislative affairs, and public relations. Here’s what to expect:

  • Researching current education issues, analyzing reports and submitting briefs to CER staff;
  • Maintaining membership information for charter schools;
  • Assisting in tracking state legislative activity;
  • Supporting outreach efforts to members;
  • Attending and reporting on education policy briefings;
  • Contributing to our Edspresso blog and The Media Bullpen© with interesting and topical content;
  • Assisting with mailings, filing, and answering the phone as needed; and
  • Stipend available to cover travel and food costs.

Requirements: Applicants must have an interest in education, public policy, and/or the nonprofit sector. Your passion and willingness to learn should be paired with sharp research and written communications skills.

How to Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter, and a 2-page writing sample to cer@edreform.com. In your writing sample, address the following question: What do you see as the largest problem with education in the US today?

Hear from former CER interns about their experiences!
Elizabeth, Summer 2015 Intern
Emily, Summer 2015 Intern
Brett, Fall 2014 Intern

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