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Summer Data Management Internship (Remote)

Summer Data Management Internship (Remote)

Summer Data Management Internship (Remote)

Who We Are:

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:

Position Overview:

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 lessons learned during this leadership transformation, as well as to assess the organizational programmatic 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, and outreach. 

Start and end dates are flexible and fall between June 1st and August 20th, 2021. The maximum number of hours are 200, and the maximum number of weeks is 12.

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.

Major Responsibilities:

Conduct descriptive and advanced data analysis

Analyze program/project data, including both quantitative and 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 

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. 

Qualifications and Experience:

Upper undergrad student or graduate degree student 

Background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation in education, public policy, public administration, business administration, information technology, or a keen interest in one or more of the following areas: data analytics and program evaluation 

1 to 2 years of experience or similar proficiency in data management, including data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization, and written data communication

Outstanding data analytics and interpretation skills

Working knowledge and application of infographics tools (e.g., PiktoChart, Canvas) 

Outstanding writing 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 (including a high level of comfort working with 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 May 7th, 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.