We will be accepting applications for our 2020 spring research internships through October 18, 2019. Please see below for more information about the internship and how to apply.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, based in Washington, DC, provides several internships throughout the year. Fordham's research internships involve diverse and meaningful responsibilities, including:
- Research. The Fordham Institute's primary topics of interest are high academic standards; assessments and accountability systems; charter schools and school choice; curriculum and pedagogy; teacher quality; and the federal role in education. We seek interns with experience and interest in the education field who can assist with high-quality research and write clearly and convincingly. Research tasks include assisting with Fordham's ongoing research studies as well as smaller day-to-day projects.
- Commentary. The Fordham Institute is devoted exclusively to reforming K–12 education. One of the main ways in which we do this is through our ongoing commentary. These outlets include the weekly publication of an influential national magazine, The Education Gadfly; a lively, interactive website and blog; a weekly podcast segment; and the publication of opinion pieces in various national publications. Research interns frequently have the opportunity to contribute to these various media.
- Administrative Duties. In addition to the above responsibilities, interns are tasked with fielding phone calls, staffing events, managing mail, answering email queries, helping with the website, and other miscellaneous office duties.
We seek resourceful, intelligent, organized, hard-working individuals who are capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating and often intense work environment. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, prior research experience, strong writing skills, a deep interest in education, and proficiency in major Microsoft Office applications.
The internship will run from January through June/July 2020 (though we can be flexible on end dates). All research internships are full-time positions (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and the position pays $18.00 per hour.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Please browse our website for more information about our organization.
Individuals interested in a research internship should submit: 1) a brief cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) no more than three page writing sample (ideally combined into a single attachment) here.
The deadline for applications is October 18, 2019.