The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. Launched in 2005 by 10 founding partners, DQC now leads a partnership of nearly 100 organizations committed to realizing the vision of an education system in which all stakeholders—from parents to policymakers—are empowered with high-quality data from the early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and workforce systems to make decisions that ensure every student graduates high school prepared for success in college and the workplace. To achieve this vision, DQC supports state policymakers and other key leaders to promote the effective use of data to improve student achievement.

Current Opportunities for Data Quality Campaign (DQC)

Communications Graduate Internship (Spring 2015)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Description: The Data Quality Campaign, a national, collaborative effort committed to realizing an education system in which all stakeholders—from parents to policymakers—are empowered with high-quality data to improve student achievement, is seeking a communications intern for spring 2015 to support a number of efforts related to DQC’s work.

Responsibilities of the Position: The communications intern will work closely with DQC’s Communications and External Affairs team, assisting in both day-to-day and long-term projects. The communications intern will also be given the opportunity to work on an independent project that meets his/her own interests as well as those of DQC. This internship is an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in strategic communications and education policy. Interns in this position should expect to develop their communication, organizational, and leadership skills, as well as gain experience in a professional environment. Interns will develop a unique perspective in education policy, focusing on the importance of using robust data to improve student achievement. Major projects the communications intern will be assigned to support: 1. Existing communications tools and resources · * maintain and enhance DQC’s listserv contacts through Mailchimp · * do various tasks for publications, website, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram · * monitor and circulate media coverage · * assist with the creation of multimedia projects, which may include videos, graphics, podcasts, and other digital materials 2. Evaluating DQC impact · * populate and update internal tracking tools that monitor publications, media, and presentations · * track communications impact with monthly stats reports (e.g., website stats, Youtube stats, Twitter stats, click rates of emails) · * maintain DQC external calendar · conduct fundraising research and assist with grant reporting

Contact Information

Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
1250 H Street NW, Suite 825
Washington, DC 20005