Open Position

Education Technical Assistance Intern

Overview:

AnLar is a multidisciplinary team of adept, dedicated, kind-hearted people striving to have a positive effect on the areas of life they’re most passionate about ─ education, equity, health, and so on. We are researchers and seekers, consultants and communicators, problem solvers and partners. In industry-speak, one could say we specialize in work such as creating modernized data systems, supporting change management, conducting research and evaluation, providing technical assistance, and exploring the depths of this work further through visual communications design. Based in the DC area with remote staff all over the US (and a few abroad), we at AnLar value strong relationships, thoughtful and creative approaches, hard work and grit, and the overall wellbeing of our team. All in all, we want to be able to feel good about the work we do, how we do it, and with whom we collaborate.

The Technical Assistance (TA) team is seeking a graduate intern for Fall 2022 (with the possibility for continuation beyond December). As part of the AnLar team, the intern will gain 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, data analysis, 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 special education–both for early childhood and K-12.

Qualifications

  • Current graduate student pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in education, social science, or a policy-related field. Knowledge of early childhood, early childhood special education, or K-12 special education is a plus.
  • Available to work remotely 12–18 hours per week starting in October 2022 – December 2022.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency manipulating and analyzing data in Microsoft Excel.
  • Comfortability with survey methodology.
  • Stellar attention to detail.
  • Ability to stay organized, be flexible, and maintain regular communication (i.e. check and address email communication once per day).
  • Willingness to laugh at colleagues and self (preferred, but not required).

Responsibilities

  • Provide research and technical assistance support, such as gathering, reviewing, and summarizing information and contributing to reports and documents for projects focused on early childhood and K-12 special education.
  • Analyze quantitative data in Excel. Present data using appropriate graphs and tables, and describe findings using clear, concise written language.
  • Provide logistical support to TA projects, including scheduling and preparing materials for meetings, developing and summarizing surveys, and supporting project directors and managers with project organization.
  • Support the TA team with the organization and annotation of team resources and tools.
  • 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 the DC area can work in the AnLar office 1–2 days per week if interested.

Details

  • Start Date: Flexible, late September or early October 2022
  • Hours: 12–18 hours per week
  • Compensation: $19/hour
  • Benefits
    • $100 one-time office supply start-up stipend
    • $50 cell phone/internet stipend provided monthly
    • $75 wellness benefit provided monthly

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (approximately 3-8 double-spaced pages; excerpts from longer papers permitted) below. In your cover letter, please include one paragraph that explains which of AnLar’s core values resonates most with you and why. Please submit applications by 5:00pm ET on Friday, September 30, 2022. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at careers@anlar.com.

Diversity is valued and inclusion is reflected in our efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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