- The intern should currently be enrolled in graduate school or at least in the third year of undergraduate study, studying education or a related field (e.g., psychology or sociology).
- Working knowledge of education and learning theory is required.
- Ability to efficiently retrieve general information using the Internet and proficiency at searching academic catalogs or databases is required.
- Ability to evaluate sources for credibility, validity, and relevance is required.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize information.
- Previous experience with academic writing style, including proper citation, is necessary.
- A research writing sample (e.g., literature review or abstract) not to exceed 10 pages must be submitted.
Preferred qualifications include:
• Informal education experience.
• Experience conducting original research/generating data.
• Experience working with qualitative data.
• Knowledge or experience with fields outside of education such as psychology, sociology, business, design, technology, etc.
Desired year in school: Graduate student preferred, but at least a third-year undergraduate student
Desired Majors: Education or related fields; psychology, sociology, and sciences also acceptable
Time Commitment: Three to four month commitment with some flexibility on start date (mid-September/early October) and end date (late December/early January). A yearlong internship may be possible. This internship requires a minimum of 12 hours per week. Ideally, the intern will be available on Thursdays at 11 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 4 pm in order to attend Learning Group meetings, but this is not a requirement.