NEA Center For Social Justice Winter/Spring 2020 Intern (Stipend, 2 Positions) (291604-801)

National Education Association Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Posting Period: October 29, 2019 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Salary: $15 an hour

NEA is seeking individuals interested in participating in the NEA Winter/Spring 2020 internship session, which will begin on January 14, 2020 and will end on or before May 29, 2020. Interns who receive a stipend may intern up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours a week.

The NEA Internship Program provides interns with training, learning opportunities, and educational experiences through a variety of rich and substantive programmatic experiences that support quality public education. These experiences may include conducting research; data analysis; writing, editing, using Internet applications and social media; participating in and assisting with meetings and policy forums; visits to Capitol Hill; and other appropriate program-related activities. The internships range from six weeks to a full semester.

Position Summary

The NEA partners with institutions of higher education and other organizations to identify interns - generally juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (up to 18 months) or graduate students - who are interested in public education policy and education issues. Students pursuing degrees in Social Sciences, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Education and related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Position Emphasis: This position supports NEA's strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by participating in internship opportunities in departments within the Center for Social Justice.

Description of Proposed Intern Assignment(s):

Write articles for NEA Ed Justice site.

Interview members to develop content for online articles.

Track human and civil rights and social justice news in the public media

Track responses and action of national civil rights and community engagement partners on racial and social justice activity as it relates to public education

Conduct research on the impact of particular policy issues on the education of students and communities of color

Assist with creation of PowerPoint presentations to display research topics and various policy issues

Participate in internal or external meetings, policy forums, panels or events

Expected skills and opportunities for development that the intern may obtain from this educational experience.

Develop oral and written communication skills for preparation of articles, research projects, online articles and profiles; Develop research skills; experience organizing and tracking information and daily work assignments; Experiences working independently and as a member of a team. Assist with developing presentations, reports and professional correspondence.

Develop and enhance experience with use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, Youtube) for purposes of researching trending advocacy and social justice topics. Gain experience with digital media and engagement and experience monitoring or creating websites.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided: The position involves creative and analytical thinking; oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; human relations skills; use of computer keyboard; sitting, standing or walking for long periods; stooping, bending, and reaching; and stamina to work long hours and ability to travel by various conveyances, e.g., automobile, metro rail, or bus. Interested candidates should apply online at


Click on "New Resume" to upload your resume and application materials. Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  4. Two (2) writing samples one up to five (5) pages and one over five (5) pages

Only completed applications will be considered. Individuals selected for an interview with be contacted by the Center or department and additional samples may be required at the time of the interview.


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NEA Center For Social Justice Winter/Spring 2020 Intern (Stipend, 2 Positions) (291604-801)

National Education Association