Summer Associate (2024)
Who We Are
Opportunity Consulting, a company focused on equity in public policy, is looking for a Summer Associate (Intern). We help cities, school systems, public agencies and organizations build more equitable policies and practices. The Summer Associate will have the opportunity to be part of projects with nonprofit organizations, universities, and school systems, and support the process of improving equitable outcomes for students and families.
About the Position
Over the course of a summer, Summer Associates on our team work on one to two substantive primary projects matched to their skills and interests. Interns provide both quantitative and qualitative research support to Opportunity Consulting staff — this might include writing memos, research summaries, briefings, and blog posts on a range of education topics; quantitative or qualitative data analysis; and contributing to client engagements, events, or publications. Interns will receive feedback and guidance to help them advance their professional goals during and beyond the internship. Interns also participate in internal and external meetings, and may attend policy forums, briefings, and other events.
Opportunity Consulting is a good fit for professionals who possess strong personal drive and motivation as well as demonstrate exemplary professional behaviors, and who are resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, and independent. Specifically,
Prior experience working in schools, out-of-school time programs, or other youth development roles directly supporting students and families.
Familiarity with educational policy topics such as school segregation, school choice, teacher recruitment and retention, school improvement, and related topics.
Strong belief and interest in equity and social justice issues.
Curiosity and willingness to learn more about key topics in education practice and policy.
Some comfort reviewing data, conducting basic data analysis, drawing conclusions, and connecting data and research to policy and practice.
A record of academic accomplishment, including enrollment in or completion of an undergraduate degree.
Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to absorb and summarize complex and highly technical information
Willingness to be flexible with your work product to meet the needs of the office.
A self-motivated and independent work style, including time management skills, attention to detail, and willingness to ask questions as necessary; and
Computer competencies, such as finding articles/databases on a specific topic, slide creation, Microsoft Excel, and/or Word processing.
Length of Internship and Hours Requirements
This is a paid internship ($20 per hour) and typically begins in June and lasts for eight to 10 weeks, for no less than 25 and no more than 40 hours per week, depending on an intern’s availability and company needs.
Must be based in the Washington D.C. area. Position is flexible with hybrid remote work available (each week will include some days in the D.C. office and others can be worked remotely).
Click here to upload your resume outlining your relevant experience by March 31.