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Fall Data Management Internship (Remote)

Fall Data Management Internship (Remote)

About IEL 

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a national nonprofit with expertise in community-driven leadership development in the intersecting areas of education, health, and employment. Our 57-year journey and experiences have resulted in approaches, tools, and practices that reflect the needs of leaders no matter where they sit in communities. The authentic relationships that we build in the process shape how we engage community leaders, do our work, and provide the foundation for more profound impact as we continue to address systemic challenges in the 400 plus communities that trust us as partners, especially during this unprecedented time in history.  

IEL is home to the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), the Center for Workforce Development, the Coalition for Community Schools, and the Family and Community Engagement District Leaders Network. IEL’s programs have helped define national and state policies in education and workforce development, enabled leaders to build collaborative strategies that get results and assisted practitioners in implementing best practices. 

For more information about IEL, visit: 

About the Opportunity 

IEL is committed to equity as an inclusive and diverse organization. As an intern, you will be a part of the data team, comprised of IEL’s Vice President of Research & Innovation and Data Analyst to record and evaluate the organizational impact.  

Day-to-day tasks will vary based on a negotiated work schedule; however, duties may include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, writing, communications, database management, data reporting, and administration support.  

Start and end dates are flexible and fall between September 27th and December 17th, 2021. The intern will be working part-time (maximum 20 hours a week) throughout 12 weeks.  

IEL will provide two compensation paths for this internship, depending on the needs of the selected candidate, Compensation can either be paid using District of Columbia minimum wage rate, or for students who will receive course credits towards their degree, a stipend will be provided. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Conduct descriptive and advanced qualitative data analysis 
  • Analyze program/project data, particularly the qualitative data 
  • Analyze social media engagement and reach data 
  • Analyze IEL network engagement, overlaps in geographies and institutions across networks  
  • Create impact infographics based on the data analyses 
  • Assists with the preparation of presentations, workshops, or other written deliverables associated with multiple projects 
  • Support IEL networks and events administration 
  • Other duties as assigned  

Skillsets You Could Gain From This Experience 

  • Competencies associated with working in an established, national nonprofit, in a collaborative environment  
  • A deeper understanding of internal data needs and processes in a nonprofit setting  
  • Hands-on experience documenting organizational change 
  • A professional development opportunity based on an individual’s work and/or research interest.  


Required skills 

  • Upper undergrad student or graduate degree student  
  • Background in qualitative data analysis and evaluation in education, public policy, public administration, business administration, or a keen interest in one or more of the following areas: qualitative data analytics and program evaluation  
  • 1 to 2 years of experience or similar proficiency in data management and qualitative data analysis, including data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and reporting 
  • Working knowledge in quantitative data analysis (descriptive analysis) 
  • Working knowledge in MaxQDA or similar qualitative data analysis software 
  • Working knowledge and application of infographics tools (e.g., PiktoChart, Canvas)  
  • Outstanding writing skills  
  • Outstanding interpretation skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a can-do attitude  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and problem-solve  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, especially Excel  
  • Comfort working remotely and using data-sharing platforms, such as Microsoft SharePoint.  

Preferred skills 

  • Intermediate to advance data governance skills 
  • A high level of comfort working with qualitative data processing and analyzing software, such as MaxQDA, NVivo, and any similar software 
  • An intermediate level of comfort working with quantitative data processing and analyzing software, such as STATA, SPSS, or R) 

To Apply 

Please submit your resume and cover letter (attention: Dr. Emily Cheng) that describes what interests you about this position, what skills and experiences you bring, and what you would like to gain from this internship to Please make the subject line as follows: Application for IEL Data Summer Intern.  

Applications accepted through September 24th, 2021, or until filled. No phone inquiries, please.  

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 diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and of diverse backgrounds to apply.