Research & Writing Internship
Posted: April 12, 2019
Who We Are
Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a non-profit organization that works with teachers to reinvent schools so that youth who faced personal and structural adversity in the past, are empowered to achieve their potential and make our society better in the future. We believe that teachers have the solutions to the challenges schools face. We partner with teachers, school principals, and school district staff to understand the data they already possess as well as the current academic research on learning. 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.
We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to exhibit respect, focus, balance, integrity, and justice. To that end, Eskolta strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity in our schools. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experience of underserved students.
Eskolta is seeking to build our team of talented staff serving schools and district partners as they research and redesign practices and facilitate continuous improvement to re-engage students to paths of success.
A strong candidate will be a highly organized, clear thinker and self-starter who has excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative research and a commitment to helping to improve urban public education. Familiarity with Google apps and MS Office suite are critical. Skill in writing and design are a plus. Job responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to, interviewing school staff and students, using writing and design to promote Eskolta’s work, conducting research on education reform, and writing brief descriptions of important work in education reform.
Submit a resume, a writing sample, and thoughtful cover letter to Danielle L. Green, Director of Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the position of interest in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.