Paid Communications and Outreach Intern




Hourly pay rate of depending on intern experience.

Hours per week

The position is for 6-8 weeks in summer 2018. The internship is part-time (20 hours/week).



Application Deadline



641 S Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Education Reform Now-DC (ERN-DC) seeks an intern to help engage in outreach with local elected officials, policymakers, school leaders and voters. Education Reform Now was founded in 2007 by a group of activists and entrepreneurs in order to address the persistent and growing achievement gap in America’s public schools, as well as the social, cultural, and economic crises that education inequality perpetuates. The new ERN-DC branch launched in January 2015 with the goal of continuing and accelerating the reforms that have made Washington, D.C., the fastest improving urban school district in the nation.

Given the complexity and local nature of education reform, ERN’s approach is designed to work at multiple levels, including policy analysis, public engagement, electoral and issue advocacy, and targeted outreach in order to unite the local community and elected officials in their vision for reform. In addition, ERN raises public awareness so that constituents can hold their leaders accountable for creating tangible change in DC schools.


  • Communications Work
  • Draft email content for local DC policymakers, school leaders, and voters
  • Participate in texting campaigns to engage DC voters ahead of the June Mayoral primary election
  • Event Planning
  • Assist with planning content, outreach, and logistics for community events, including engagement events with local DC elected officials and DCPS public charter school leaders, and a cocktail reception to thank DC education reform champions
  • Administrative Support to Outreach and Organizing Manager as needed.

Qualifications and Experience: Current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate student. Experience in education policy is preferred. Candidates must have strong research, writing, and digital communications skills.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and at least three professional or academic references (we will not contact references until you have had a successful interview and notify you accordingly) to: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.