Research and Outreach Internship, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (Summer 2012)

February 14, 2012

This position has been filled.

CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, seeks candidates for a part- or full-time summer 2012 internship as part of its Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES) team. The intern will work with policy analysts for income and work supports and workforce development on a variety of projects to support our policy work and advocacy in the areas of postsecondary and economic success.

CLASP is a national non-profit policy organization that develops and advocates for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people.  The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES) advocates for better policies, more investment, and increased political will to increase the number of low-income adults and disadvantaged youth who earn postsecondary credentials that are essential to opening doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research and analysis for ongoing research projects in the issue area of postsecondary and economic success, including improving low-income students' access to financial resources.
  • Drafting and updating content for the CLASP web site.
  • Coordinating outreach activities.
  • Logistical support, note taking and other assistance with the coordination of webinars and events.
  • Assisting with the development and formatting of graphs, PowerPoints and other materials to be used for CLASP presentations and publications.
  • Attending events at other organizations and/or on Capitol Hill.
  • Other duties, as needed.


  • Commitment to issues facing low-income individuals, especially in the area of postsecondary and economic success.
  • Strong editing and writing skills.
  • Creative, enthusiastic, well organized and detail-oriented, able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and able to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Preference will be given to candidates who can work for more than two months.


Start and end dates are flexible. This is an unpaid internship, but CLASP will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

Please send a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter to Michelle Vinson at

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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