Program Intern

Posted: August 30, 2018

Organization Overview

Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a non-profit organization that helps urban public schools improve results for their most vulnerable youth. We consult with teachers, school principals, and school district staff to interpret existing data and research, use this to launch and share practices in their schools, test those practices in order to improve and adapt them to their student needs, and help them to disseminate learning so that more educators can learn from their experience. We complement this site-based work with coaching to school district staff and research on school-based work to better understand how change occurs in public schools. To learn more, visit

Eskolta is seeking a highly organized, clear thinking, graduate student to serve as a Program Intern. The intern will have excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative research and a commitment to helping to improve urban public education. The intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to the exciting work we are doing with innovative public schools. The intern will work at Eskolta office at 50 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan and will be paid an hourly rate of $13.50/hr. Hours are flexible but the intern will be required to support a series of seven Wednesday evening convenings over the course of the academic year. Candidates must also be able to commit to 10-20 hours per week to the internship.

DURATION           Start: October 1, 2018      End: June 15, 2019

Core Job Qualifications: Any applicant for a job at Eskolta must be:

  • A self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a small, entrepreneurial environment
  • A good listener, patient, open-minded, and responsive to client needs
  • Highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines, give attention to details, and multitask
  • Flexible and have a sense of humor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Job Qualifications:

Candidates should have most of the qualifications listed below:

  • Familiarity with Google apps and MS Office suite are critical.
  • Comfort interacting professionally with outside organizations, public school staff, students, and members of the public on Eskolta’s behalf

Job Responsibilities:

Based on the interests and experience of the intern, work assignments may include:

  • visiting and documenting meetings at schools with school design partners,
  • compiling existing research and other resources for use in schools,
  • supporting professional development events,
  • compiling and cleaning quantitative data on student outcomes and conducting simple analysis of that data,
  • writing and drafting portions of reports and other products.

In order to be considered, include a resume, a sample of recent writing that, regardless of topic, is clear, cogent, and covers a nonfiction topic in under three pages, along with a cover letter. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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