Education Reimagined – Education Intern Description

Convergence seeks interns on a rolling basis to work on Education Reimagined. Interns play an integral role in supporting the team to fulfill on its purpose to accelerate the growth and impact of the learner-centered education movement in the United States.

Education interns should expect to:

  • Perform substantive research on learner-centered environments, efforts, and stakeholders
  • Write copy for our website and e-magazine, Pioneering
  • Manage databases of articles, contacts, events, and stakeholder connections
  • Participate in interviews with influential education stakeholders
  • Support staff at internal and external meetings, including material preparation, logistics management, and note-taking
  • Attend outside events and seminars for the team
  • Take part in weekly Convergence staff meetings
  • Assist in administrative tasks, as needed

The experience on the Education Reimagined team will:

  • Provide interns with connections to a network of leading education thinkers and players
  • Develop networking and leadership skills
  • Provide exposure to non-profit management
  • Allow interns to interact directly with other Convergence staff members, whose expertise and interests cover a broad range of topics

Qualified applicants should:

  • Have experience and background in education and research
  • Be passionate and open-minded about the issues associated with education
  • Possess strong writing skills and the ability to craft messages to multi-stakeholder audiences
  • Be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills
  • Be flexible with regard to work assignments
  • Work well individually and with others and be able to positively receive and integrate feedback
  • Be fluent with Word, Excel, and online communication vehicles

While Education Reimagined accepts intern applications continuously, we are currently seeking an intern for Spring 2017. Applicants must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to work full-time. Convergence provides a travel stipend for commuting costs.

To apply, please submit the following to Demi Edwards at demi@convergencepolicy.org:

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position, as well as your relevant educational, professional, and/or personal experiences or goals
  • Resume including relevant education, research, and work experiences
  • Writing sample on a subject of your choosing

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.