Job Opportunity: Education Technology Policy Intern (Fall 2016)

J-PAL North America is recruiting an Education Technology Policy Intern for fall 2016 to contribute to its growing research on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of education technology in the United States. Through its education technology-related work, J-PAL North America builds partnerships with state and local education agencies and other education organizations to design randomized evaluations. In addition, our work develops capacity to rigorously evaluate technology-enabled learning programs and strategies to bridge the digital divide. Responsibilities of the Education Policy Technology Intern will include: exploring technology-enabled policies and programs that might benefit from rigorous evaluation, conducting background research, drafting policy-oriented summaries of specific studies related to education and technology, and assisting with outreach, grants and event planning.

We are seeking someone with strong organizational and communication skills as well as a demonstrated interest in education and technology. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016 fall semester. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.

Author: J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, outreach, and training. We collaborate with decision-makers to generate clear, scientific evidence on which approaches work and why. We catalyze and support randomized evaluations, communicate evidence to help translate research into action, and build policymakers’ capacity to create and use evidence.

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