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Policy Research & Project Support Intern, ALAS, Washington, DC

About the position:

Policy Research & Project Support Intern 
Reports to: Dr. Lewin, ALAS Executive Director
Term: Fall 2019
Duration: August 21 – December 13, 2019
Commitment: 40 Hours/Weekly
 
About ALAS:
ALAS’ mission is to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latinx youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions. ALAS is committed to identifying, recruiting, developing and advancing Latinx school administrators in order to improve the educational accomplishments of Latinx youth.
 
ALAS has 3 primary areas of focus:
  • Professional Development – Professional development programs that strengthen the skills of superintendents, principals, and other administrators.
  • Information Sharing – Information sharing around innovative instructional and learning strategies that have proven successful in motivating Latinx youth and increasing academic performance in critical learning areas.
  • Policy Advocacy – Policy advocacy to ensure high standards and quality in our public education system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Management of social media accounts for organization; assist with online outreach and promotion
  • Assist with content & preparation of weekly news brief; ALAS: Leaders in Equity Update
  • Conduct research on policy, legislation and current leadership, education and demographicsrelevant to organization mission and goals•Summarize research and compile issue-based data and best practices (leadership, SEL, socialjustice, STEM, equity…)
  • Establish & maintain connections with in house staffers on the Hill
  • Assist in drafting letters in support of issues that align with organizational mission and goal
  • Assist Executive Director in planning, organizing, coordinating and participating in activities/events
  • Assist with preparation for presentations and on-going events/conferences; foundational PowerPoint presentations
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties assigned to assist Executive Director and staff
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED and must be a current undergraduate student
  • Energetic and creative and takes initiative
  • Tech savvy
  • Hard-working, detail oriented and team oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational skills with time constraints and varied workload
  • Must be knowledgeable of efficient office practices and procedures
Preferred:
  • Interest in non-profit work, education, advocacy, political science or social work
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish
Benefits:
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and organization meetings
  • Shadowing, mentoring and training opportunities for professional development and personalgrowth
  • Real world experience working with staff, partners & membership
  • Explore career opportunities in DC
  • Recommendation letter opportunity available upon successful completion of internship
  • Compensation available
Compensation:
  • Fall intern will be paid a stipend of $2,000 for entire duration of internship
To Apply:
Please submit a copy of resume, cover letter and short writing sample (5-page max) to the following email:
 
Please title email as follows:
"First & Last Name Fall Research 2019 Internship Application"
 

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