CRHE Internships, Summer 2016!

Last summer, we inaugurated our summer internship program. The project was a success, resulting in new infographics, innovative social media content, additional published state histories, progress on various research topics, and, ultimately, a new staff member! We are happy to announce that we will be accepting internship applications for a second summer.

We are looking for individuals willing to serve as interns for CRHE on a part-time as-available basis. While we cannot fund these positions (i.e. you will not be paid), these internships will provide you with valuable experience. At the end of the summer, we will send you closeout information with a quote for your LinkedIn page and lines for your resume. All internships will take place remotely, via computer, so a strong internet connection is required.

We are offering the following internships:

Social media intern
Graphic design intern
Junior research intern
Senior research intern
Policy intern
Web development intern

To apply, please fill out our CRHE Internship Application. We will be accepting applications through Friday, May 13th. You can read a description of each of these internships below.

Social media intern

As social media intern, you will work closely with our social media director to create innovative social media content and shape awareness-raising social media campaigns. You will use both Facebook and Twitter accounts and may gain some experience creating memes. You will gain social media experience that may be attractive to a future or current employer. Familiarity with Facebook and/or Twitter is required.

Duties:
  • Create and curate social media content for both CRHE and HIC.
  • Summarize HIC cases for Twitter and post excerpts on Facebook.
  • Flag inappropriate comments on Facebook pages.
  • Help plan, and be available for, scheduled social media events (such as a twitter rally.)
  • Research and present outreach tactics, such as Twitter/Facebook contacts, hashtags, blog link-ups, etc.
  • Maintain pleasant, appropriate public demeanor even when talking about difficult subjects.

Time commitment: 5-10 hours a week, 1-2 hours per weekday

Graphic design intern

This internship is for those interested in working on infographics, memes, and other graphic design projects! You will gain experience with infographic software and develop graphic design skills that may be attractive to a future or current employer. Must be familiar with Pixelmator, Photoshop, or equivalent software.

Duties:
  • Brainstorm and pitch useful graphic concepts to enhance CRHE’s social media presence.
  • Create shareable images, infographics, and memes using stock photos and original designs.
  • Assist the Social Media Director in using social media insights to increase the effectiveness of CRHE’s graphics on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Be available to create shareable images both ahead of time and in real-time for scheduled social media events (such as twitter rallies.)
  • Collect and organize stock imagery.

Time commitment: 5-15 hours a week, flexible schedule

Junior research intern

Our junior research interns provide support on a variety of projects. We are interested in taking on several junior research interns, so you may have some camaraderie in working with other interns. You will gain experience with research, data entry, and working both independently and as part of a team that may be attractive to a future or current employer. Some familiarity with using Google Drive is recommended but not required.

Duties:
  • Assist research team with data entry
  • Research and write entries for HIC
  • Collect media contact information
  • Fact-check and edit published information
  • Assist with various projects for CRHE as needed

Time commitment: 5-15 hours a week, flexible schedule

Senior research intern

We are interested in taking on several senior research interns, so you will be able to choose the projects that most interest you. We hope to see our senior research interns help us complete a variety of policy briefs and white papers. You will gain experience with research, writing, and working both independently and as part of a team that may be attractive to a future or current employer. Familiarity with Google Drive is recommended but not required. Some college required. 

Duties:
  • Read and synthesize existing research
  • Write compellingly and convincingly
  • Research existing policy and make recommendations
  • Conduct small informal research studies
  • Communicate with various officials

Time commitment: 5-15 hours a week, flexible schedule

Policy intern

We would like an intern to help us develop a more efficient and streamlined system for tracking legislation. This intern would also conduct research on recent homeschool legislation and create state-by-state briefs of homeschool-related legislation. This internship may involve related projects as interest directs and would be ideal for someone with long-term interests in policy or law. Some familiarity with Google Drive is recommended but not required.

Duties:
  • Gain familiarity with bill-tracking software
  • Create bill alerts for specific keywords
  • Look through and sort lists of past legislation
  • Create a database of legislation
  • Analyze patterns and make recommendations

Time commitment: 5-15 hours a week, flexible schedule

Web Development Intern

We would like an intern to help keep up the day-to-day of website management with the opportunity to work on a couple programming projects (in their language of choice) if they are interested. Must be familiar with WordPress. Basic HTML5/CSS3 knowledge is ideal but not required.

Duties:
  • Update themes, plugins, core
  • Check for guestbook entries, delete spam comments
  • Once a week check for any updates that need to be pushed
  • Additional programming projects as interested

Time commitment: 2-5 hours a week, flexible schedule

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