AnLar, a DC-area management and policy analysis company, is seeking a graduate intern for Fall 2021. As part of the AnLar team, the internship provides exposure to several aspects of AnLar’s work for federal and state clients, including technical assistance (sharing knowledge and expertise and providing consultation about content and processes to help clients reach their goals), education research, and report writing. AnLar’s work spans all segments of the education pipeline – from early childhood through higher education. This position will primarily focus on early childhood special education.
The internship will be 12-15 hours per week, starting in August 2021 through December 2021 (with a possible extension through June 2022). AnLar offers $19/hour, a monthly wellness stipend ($75), a monthly phone and internet stipend ($50), and a one-time, start-up office supply stipend.
WHO WE ARE
AnLar, an educational management and policy analysis firm, was established to address broad-reaching and high-impact issues through creativity, flexibility, and sustainable processes while creating an empowering work environment where its employees can thrive. From creating modernized data systems to supporting change management, research, and communications efforts, AnLar supports education agencies with most reform-based needs. Based in the Washington, DC area, AnLar supports clients in state and local agencies as well as in the federal and non-profit sectors.
WHAT THE JOB ENTAILS
This position will work with a variety of technical assistance activities focused on early childhood special education, early learning, education and special education related topics.
- Provide research and technical assistance support, such as gathering, reviewing, summarizing information, and contributing to reports on a project focused on early childhood special education.
- If interested and time allows, the intern may pursue other interests, including providing similar support on other projects.
- Attend bi-weekly Technical Assistance Team meetings.
- Attend bi-weekly AnLar All-Team meetings.
- Interns local to Massachusetts may have the opportunity to attend in-person meetings if deemed appropriate and safe given COVID-19 conditions.
WHAT SKILL SET WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- Excellent writing and communication skills. You love writing and are skilled at telling engaging stories through words and data. You are also comfortable (or at least willing) to share ideas and potential approaches to the work with the project team.
- Attention to detail and comfortable with running quality assurance checks. You are comfortable with work that may require a high level of concentration for extended periods and are knowledgeable about how to review your data for accuracy before analysis.
- Ability to make meaning from data. You think through whether the data makes sense, what the implications are, and adjust as necessary.
- Ability to manage, analyze, and report from moderately sized datasets using SPSS and Excel. You are comfortable working with data from multiple sources, measured at different levels (students, schools, districts) and across time. You can transform data files, merge data sets, and consolidate data to answer questions.
- Ability to create data visualizations. You enjoy turning data into thoughtful visualizations that help readers make meaning of the numbers. You can think through the different ways to present data visually.
WHO THE RIGHT CANDIDATE IS
- Actively pursuing a graduate degree in education, social science, or a policy-related field. Knowledge of early childhood education, data analysis, and early childhood state and federal policy and systems is a plus. Your schedule should allow for some flexibility and regular communication (i.e., check and address email communication once per day).
- A team player with a strong work ethic. You do what it takes to get the job done well, and going the extra mile for your team and clients comes naturally.
- Coachable. You have a growth mindset and see failure as an opportunity to learn. You use feedback to improve over time.
- A proactive problem solver. You jump in when you see something that needs to get done. You proactively raise issues and proposed solutions.