The mission of the New York State Education Department Charter School Office is to foster high quality public education options for all students, families, and communities. The vision of the office is to create a diverse portfolio of innovative charter schools that produce strong outcomes through a rigorous new school process, strong performance oversight and accountability, and model authorizing practices. The charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents will serve as exemplars for all public schools here in New York State and across the country.
An intern who can provide 9 to 12 hours a week, in no less than 3 hour blocks is preferred.
Substantive work may include, but would not be limited to:
1. Legislative and legal research and writing;
2. Review of charter school contracts and documents;
3. Assisting in the preparation of corporate documents for New York State charter schools;
4. Reviewing and making recommendations on charter revision requests concerning Regents authorized charter schools and proposed charter revisions from other authorizers, as appropriate;
5. Preparing and editing charter school documents and materials;
6. Assisting in the preparation of responses to Freedom of Information Law requests;
7. Coordinating and participating in meetings and conferences;
8. Other daily tasks may include, but would not be limited to: copying, filing, preparing correspondence, responding to general charter school inquiries.
This internship would be ideal for a student who is interested in education policy and charter schools. She/he will have access to source information on the policies, administration and management of charter schools.
This internship would be of particular interest for someone who wants to pursue a career in urban education or research. This internship could help the student select topics for final papers and thesis, as well as provide her/him with class credits and first-hand experience in public education policy.
We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate student (preferred) with studies focused on education policy, charter schools, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have:
• Strong Excel skills including knowledge of formulas (Macros are strongly preferred);
• Excellent organizational and follow-through skills and attention to detail;
• A strong critical thinker who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;
• Excellent oral and written communications skills; and
• Some experience with quantitative data collection, and K-12 education.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) Please include the Assignment Number (P12-33) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.