Education Policy Intern, PCCY

Posted by Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) on November 10, 2014

Education Policy Intern (Unpaid)

We advocate for smart public investments in children birth to 12th grade that will prepare them for success in school and life, and benefit their families, schools and communities. We coordinate a regional advocacy coalition; issue policy briefs; conduct legislative visits; provide public testimony; and organize a variety of stakeholders and leaders including parents, elected officials, and education professionals to become effective advocates.

The Education Policy Intern will work closely with the education directors in their efforts towards improving public education by assisting with research, writing, and advocacy. PCCY will work with the intern to craft a schedule that is most conducive to other commitments.

The positions are a great opportunity to learn about education, social justice, advocacy, and policy. Interns will gain experience working within a non-profit in addition to engaging in city and state politics while having the opportunity to gain writing credit on policy briefs. We seek to develop our interns professionally and offer many opportunities to network and interact with a host of professionals.

• Ability to work 12-20 hours per week (with some flexibility to work remotely)
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word
• Familiarity with social media.
• Strong written, verbal, and social communication skills.
• Quick learner, able to adapt to new environments.
• A self starter, able to work independently.
• Ability to work and prioritize multiple tasks

The education department is currently seeking an Education Policy to join our team. We work to promote equitable school funding, excellent school climate, and accountability in public schools. We assess, inform, and advocate for policies that increase the likelihood that children are successful. The education department issues policy briefs, conducts legislative visits, and provides public testimony to increase educational equity for all children.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a 1-3 page writing sample to Shanee Garner at This position may be eligible for work-study.

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