Right to Education Index Fellow

Academic Credits




Hours per week

This fellowship opening is effective immediately and can be for up to six months. This position is part- or full-time (at least 32 hours a week preferred).



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1101 15th Street NW Suite 1200
United States


RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a fellow to support its research work in global education, focusing on the Right to Education Index (RTEI). RTEI is a global accountability initiative that aims to ensure that all people, no matter where they live, enjoy their right to a quality education. RTEI is a global index built out of the international right to education framework to monitor national progress towards its fulfillment. It reveals key areas in need of improvement, offers country-to-country comparisons, and tracks progress over time. This fellowship opening is effective immediately and can be for up to six months. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Position description:

The Right to Education Index Fellow will support REF’s Global Education program, specifically the Right to Education Index (RTEI). The Fellow will:

  • Contribute to ongoing policy research, analysis, and production of advocacy materials in other areas of REF’s Global Education program, such as work around the rights-based approaches to SDG 4.
  • Support RTEI through testing statistical assessments (Stata preferred, Excel required), review research applicant materials, data processing and analysis, review materials received from international partners, and assist in development of RTEI reports.
  • Participate in team meetings and calls.
  • Assist in special projects and perform administrative tasks as needed.
  • Participate in community-wide education events as desired.
  • Draft blog posts and support other tasks as needed.

Desired skills and qualifications:

This position is part- or full-time (at least 32 hours a week preferred). Remote work is possible with regular hours. Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in global education, international affairs, or other related fields.
  • Research experience in public policy, international development, or advocacy.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work individually in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently often with a lot of autonomy.
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications. Stata experience preferred.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others.
  • Excellent follow-up, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.
  • French, Spanish, Arabic, or Korean language skills (in addition to English) preferred but not required.


This is an unpaid position, but special consideration will be given to current students seeking academic credit for their participation in the fellowship. Fellow’s metro costs are reimbursed monthly. Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. Start date can be as early as April 1.

How To Apply



Please send cover letter, resume, one writing sample of any length, your availability (days and times, length of availability), and your preferred start date to internships@results.org.

Please include “Right to Education Index Fellow” in the subject line of your email.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis; thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.