Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability

Internship Opportunities

Research Internships

The Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan education reform research organization based in Clifton Park, N.Y. (15 minutes north of Albany) that focuses on issues involving innovation, accountability, and choice. 

Research internships are offered at various times throughout the year, are available to undergraduate or graduate students, and may be full-time or part-time.  Candidates should have an interest in education policy and be able to conduct through, high-quality research and to write effectively.

Bright, dependable, hard-working interns will take on a variety of challenging projects and responsibilities, including:

– Research.  Assist the organization’s research team on a variety of projects, including issues related to: charter schools; school choice; setting and achieving academic standards; teacher and principal quality; reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act; assessments and accountability systems; curriculum and pedagogy; property tax policy; and, mayoral control and other school district reforms.  Activities will include conducting research, analyzing data, and writing memos and reports.

– Administrative Duties.  Assisting staff with tasks such as web-site maintenance, drafting correspondence, compiling and distributing research materials, and other office duties. 

The deadline for internships is rolling.

Individuals interested in internships should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to B. Jason Brooks, Director of Research, via e-mail at bjbrooks@nyfera.org or to: Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability, 4 Chelsea Place, 2nd Floor, Clifton Park, NY, 12065.