Founded in 2000 by a team of social entrepreneurs, New Leaders is a national nonprofit that develops transformational school leaders and designs effective leadership policies and practices for school systems across the country.

Research shows – and our experience confirms – that strong school leaders have a powerful multiplier effect, dramatically improving the quality of teaching and raising student achievement in a school.

We have trained over 1,600 leaders nationwide and have impacted over 350,000 students. Students in New Leader schools consistently achieve at higher levels than their peers, have higher high school graduation rates and are making progress in closing the achievement gap.

As we enter our second decade, we are broadening our work in order to reach more students with greater impact. Beyond training new principals, we are now developing transformative leaders throughout schools and school systems – from teacher leaders and assistant principals to veteran principals and district managers. We are also working with school systems to build the kinds of policies and practices that allow strong leaders to succeed in driving academic excellence for students.

Current Opportunities for New Leaders

New Leaders Summer Internship - Policy Team

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Position Overview: New Leaders is seeking a current graduate or undergraduate student for an internship with our Policy Team during the summer of 2015. The position will be located in our Washington, DC office, another New Leaders city site or remotely. The intern will work directly with the Policy Team on a wide variety of education policy matters. Depending on the specific assignment, the intern may have the opportunity to conduct research on the current state and federal legal and regulatory climate, draft and edit policy documents, or provide input on policy development. Specific Responsibilities: Research, summarize, and analyze state and federal policies and practices, including legislation and regulations. Support the creation of high-quality written materials, including drafting and editing policy documents and presentations. Provide input on the development of specific policy recommendations, tools, and resources. Support and collaborate with the Senior Director of Policy and others within the organization on discrete projects, including tailoring policy recommendations for specific state- and local-contexts. Track important education news and events at the federal- and state-level.

Contact Information

New Leaders
30 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010