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The National Association of State Boards of Education ( is seeking an Early Childhood Education (ECE) intern to start as soon as possible to support the ECE project during 2021 for 12 months. This part-time paid position requires 20-25 hours per week. The ideal candidate has experience in policy research, project evaluation design and analysis; basic knowledge of state education policy; a detail orientation; and strong writing skills . This position is remote but might require some in-person meetings as the changing COVID situation permits.


  • Work closely with NASBE’s director of early learning on project evaluation design and analysis and the final report.
  • Research state data on early care and education (birth to age 8) with a special focus on workforce issues and how COVID 19 has affected young children, teachers, and leaders.
  • Write policy briefs, memos, and updates upon request.
  • Track state board of education meeting agendas and minutes and summarize.
  • Support the planning and execution of the ECE Workgroup meeting, convening events and webinars.
  • Assist in ECE-related communications, such as developing a newsletter for members and providing updates for the ECE webpage.
  • Support logistics and respond to technical assistance requests from the states in NASBE’s ECE Network.
  • Attend virtual meetings and events, and report back to the director.

Education and experience:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in education, political science, or other relevant programs, with demonstrated research and project evaluation experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state-level education policies
  • Strong interest in early childhood education

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Director of Early Learning Winona Hao, by 2/28/2021.

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