Community-driven leadership development in education, health, and employment.

Coalition for Community Schools Internship - Position Description

Coalition for Community Schools Internship - Position Description

Who we are:

IEL’s mission is to partner with under-resourced communities to equip leaders to better prepare children, youth, adults, and families for postsecondary education and training, rewarding careers, and civic and community engagement.

IEL's Coalition for Community Schools envisions schools as centers of community where people and organizations from many different disciplines work with community residents, students and educators to help students succeed and build healthy families and communities.

Position overview:

The Coalition for Community Schools is currently seeking motivated undergraduate students to serve as interns in our office. Interns take on independent research, planning, and outreach tasks. They are given the opportunity to learn about current policies affecting children and families and work as part of the Coalition staff team. Interns attend meetings with local, state and national organizations in education, youth development, mental health and other fields, and have the opportunity to participate in other Washington policy conversations. Our interns tell us they have lots of fun, and do less 'grunt' work than their peers. 

Competencies developed:

We offer a supportive and fun office environment, where interns will gain valuable experience in education policy and reform.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office & Internet research)
  • Outstanding office and phone manners
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Well-organized
  • Punctual, dependable, and flexible
  • Attentive to detail
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team and willing to take initiative

Work requirements:

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of three full days a week. Preference is given to those available full-time. We accept applications for Fall, Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

To apply:

Email, send or fax resume and cover letter to:

Coalition for Community Schools 
Institute for Educational Leadership 
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20008-2304 


IEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or disabled veterans' status. IEL is implementing a diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color, of diverse backgrounds, and with disabilities to apply.