The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

Current Opportunities for The Education Trust

Education Trust Communications Intern

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: As soon as possible
Description: The Education Trust internship program is for individuals who believe that all students can achieve at high levels and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are capable of doing staff-level work under minimal supervision. Interns are treated as members of the staff and are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks. 

Interns work closely with designated Education Trust staff to develop and execute projects that will advance the organization’s agenda. This allows interns to broaden their professional skills and experiences. Assigned projects are based on the intern’s qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the organization.

Internships are typically paid positions. The hourly rate depends on the candidate’s education and experience. We discuss this with the applicant if and when an offer is made. Academic credit can be arranged through the intern’s sponsoring institution. All interns are expected to work in our Washington, D.C., office, unless otherwise noted.

Higher Education Intern

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: As soon as possible
Description: Responsibilities Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with projects such as the following: Utilize higher education datasets to analyze trends in college access, affordability, and success; to create fact sheets and data shows, and to support analyses for Education Trust publications Conduct literature reviews and policy scans on issues related to our higher education policy priorities and create written summaries Provide research support for responses to higher education policy and research inquiries from staff, media, and the public Assist with original data collection and database construction for projects examining college completion, access, and affordability.

Application Process To be considered for this internship, please provide: A cover letter A resume A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine) You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and writing samples into one document and upload that single document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

Contact Information

The Education Trust
1250 H Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005