Internship Program


Internship Program

The Education Trust internship program is for individuals who believe that all students can achieve at high levels and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for graduate students who are capable of doing staff-level work under minimal supervision. Interns are treated as members of the staff and are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Interns work closely with designated Education Trust staff to develop and execute projects that will advance the organization’s agenda. This allows interns to broaden their professional skills and experiences. Assigned projects are based on the intern’s qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the organization.

Internships are paid positions. The hourly rate depends on the candidate’s education and experience. We discuss this with the applicant if and when an offer is made. Academic credit can be arranged through the intern’s sponsoring institution. All interns are expected to work in our Washington, D.C., office, unless otherwise noted. We are currently looking to fill the following internship position:


The Education Trust a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C. that promotes the high academic achievement of all students – pre-K through college, is seeking an intern to support the communications team for the Fall semester 2021 (September to December). The position reports to the Associate Director for Digital Communications, and can be fully remote or in-person at the Washington, D.C. office. Applicants need not be based in Washington, D.C. or be planning to or required to relocate for this position, though the intern will be expected to adhere to Ed Trust-National’s core business hours.


The intern position will be responsible for:

  • The monitoring and tracking of media coverage of Ed Trust issues, including any mention of The Education Trust
  • Supporting the Communications team with outreach and correspondence to media outlets
  • Build Media Lists
  • Conducting analysis of how the media is covering hot issues in education
  • General tasks in support of the Communications and Development teams as needed


Applicants must be at least 18 years old with

  • Eagerness to learn
  • Interest in developing stronger writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred, but not required
  • The ability to work at least 20 hours per week minimum (full time hours available)


Internships are paid an hourly wage commensurate with experience and qualifications ranging from $15-21 per hour. Internships also accrue sick leave and holidays.


Please provide a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. You must combine your cover letter and resume into one document and upload that document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

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The Education Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work.