Workforce Development Research and Outreach Internship

January 18, 2011

This position has been filled.

CLASP seeks candidates for a part- or full-time fall 2011 internship as part of its Workforce Development team. The intern will work with the director of workforce development and the project manager of the work team on a variety of projects to support our policy work and advocacy in the areas of postsecondary access and success, basic skills education, and workforce training.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (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. CLASP's Workforce Development Team conducts research, provides policy analysis, engages in advocacy, and offers targeted technical assistance at the federal, state and local levels on a range of issues including postsecondary education, adult literacy, workforce development and income and work supports.

Responsibilities

The intern will work closely with the director of workforce development and policy analyst of postsecondary team on a variety of projects. Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research and analysis for ongoing research projects in the issue areas of postsecondary access and success, basic skills education, and workforce training.
  • Regular maintenance of a web site for the CLASP-managed state policy education and training initiative, Shifting Gears.  
  • Drafting and updating content for the CLASP web site.
  • Coordinating outreach activities, including maintenance of a newsletter distribution list and logistics for webinars or 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.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to issues facing low-income individuals, especially in the area of postsecondary access and success, basic skills education, and workforce training.
  • 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 2007.
  • Able to commit to at least 20 hours per week.

Application

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 Marcie W.M. Foster at Jobs2@clasp.org.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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