Intern – Office of the President & Development

Hours per week

Minimum of 20 hours per week



Start Date


End Date



1250 H Street, NW
Suite 700
United States


Major Responsibilities

·        Craft briefing memos for the President and CEO that contain logistical and attendee information about public speaking engagements, key communications messages, and other strategic details.

·        Create communications materials — which can include PowerPoint presentations, talking points, fact sheets, and blogs — that amplify the organization’s core messaging on the imperative to expand educational excellence and equity for students of color and low-income students.

·        Draft briefings, provide general updates for funders, and conduct research into foundations and donors and help manage the flow of communication between The Education Trust and key funders, with guidance from the development staff.

·        Assist with special projects — including those from The Education Trust’s Office of the President and Development Office — that help to increase the public presence and efficiency of the organization.

·        Conduct research for the President and CEO’s public speeches and published works and assist with the transcription of speeches. 

·        Provide research support for responses to education policy and research inquiries from the President and CEO, staff, media, and the public.


Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a college or graduate student with studies focused on education, policy, communications, or a related field. The ideal candidate(s) will have:


·        Excellent written and oral communications skills;

·        Strong research capabilities;

·        The ability to take complex ideas and data and explain those things in a way that is clear and compelling to general audiences; 

·        Excellent organizational and follow-through skills and attention to detail;

·        A strong critical thinker who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

·        The desire to work in a social justice-minded organization with a strong interest in advancing educational equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, advocacy, organizing, and education policy and/or practice.

·        Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


How To Apply

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, please provide:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A resume;
  3. A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine).

You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and writing samples into one document and upload that single document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.