Education Strategy Group (ESG) is a mission-driven consulting firm that works with America’s education, business, and civic leaders to expand economic opportunity and mobility by increasing educational attainment. We support the preparation, entry, and success of individuals from K-12 through postsecondary education to build a more equitable system, open economic doors for all, and strengthen our democracy. ESG specializes in strengthening the transition points that have the highest stakes for youth and adults and the highest benefit for states, communities, and economies. We are driven by the conviction that a robust education system aligned with workforce demand leads to a stronger, more equitable society.
Education Strategy Group has recently adopted a five-year Greater Impact Plan, which establishes an ambitious vision and clear expectations for the work the organization will undertake and the impact it will seek to have on the nation’s education and workforce systems. Within this plan, ESG has made increasing postsecondary attainment its north star, with a specific emphasis on increasing attainment rates for students of color and from low-income backgrounds. Fostering innovation and improving learner outcomes in postsecondary education is critical to raising postsecondary attainment rates and advancing economic mobility, particularly for groups that have been underserved based on their race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic background. We are committed to expanding our work with higher education systems and institutions across the country to develop policies, strategies, and structures that improve attainment of meaningful postsecondary credentials and ensure that all credentials have pathways to degrees.
The Internship Program
ESG’s paid summer internship program is designed for current or recent graduate students or exceptional undergraduate seniors in public policy, education policy, or related fields who are dedicated to supporting innovative, cross-sector approaches to closing equity gaps in students’ postsecondary preparation, access, and success. Interns will play an integral role in the execution of projects across the firm through: (1) conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis; (2) supporting local or state-level technical assistance projects; (3) providing project management and logistical support; and/or (4) contributing to the development of tools, reports, and other written communications. For interns who demonstrate exceptional potential, there may be an opportunity to extend the internship through the school year or into a full-time staff position.
Interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week for approximately 10 weeks, from early June to mid-August, and will be compensated monthly at a rate of $22 per hour. As ESG is a fully-remote firm, all work will be conducted virtually.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Current or recent graduate student in public policy, education policy, or a related field. Exceptional undergraduate seniors with relevant internships, volunteer, and/or work experience will also be considered.
- Relevant professional experience in a role requiring project coordination and analytic problem solving. Experience working in or with school districts, state K-12 or higher education agencies, or education-focused nonprofit organizations is preferred.
- Strong research, data analysis, and writing skills.
- Strong commitment to advancing equity.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage time across projects to meet deadlines.
- Well-rounded interpersonal skill set, with the capacity to work effectively in teams and individually.
- Maturity, flexibility, and comfort working in a virtual organization.
How to Apply
Please submit your current resume and a cover letter discussing your interest and experience relevant to the position to https://edstrategy.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2021, after which selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.
ESG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.