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Aurora Institute Internships

Our new internship program is designed as a fully immersive experience for motivated undergraduate and graduate students who seek to support national advocacy, policy, communications, and event work in the nonprofit sector. Selected interns will be exposed to the intricacies and nuances of building a better K-12 education system for the nation’s youth. The internship will include work on targeted projects and multiple learning and networking opportunities. Interns will receive structured support, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for the duration of the internship. We are currently recruiting for Summer 2021 interns. Applications are due by May 7, 2021.
Aurora Institute Internship Program

Programs Internship

Aurora Institute is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized intern to support the programmatic design, implementation, and execution of field-building events, including its flagship event, the Aurora Institute Symposium.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Author or co-author blog posts and other resources to be shared publicly on Aurora Institute’s website, as well as in internal reports, guides, and summary documents.
  • Support Aurora’s network of cutting-edge leaders working to transform education as they prepare for presenting and attending our signature event, the Aurora Institute Symposium. This includes the development of information sheets, guides, and other materials, which will expand the intern’s knowledge about cutting-edge policies and practices across K-12 education and provide access to Aurora’s extensive network of leaders across the field.
  • Perform background research and meet with partners across the field to solicit new ideas for hosting in-person, hybrid, and virtual events focused on transforming education systems.
  • Synthesize Symposium attendee evaluation data and develop an internal summary report.
  • Participate in virtual events to improve networking skills and learn about education innovation, and present summaries of key takeaways to Aurora staff.
  • Draft session planning and facilitation guides for keynotes and speakers.
  • Serve as Zoom room session monitors for live breakout sessions online.
  • Participate in skills workshops to develop new knowledge and demonstrate competencies in goal setting, analytical thinking, communicating, problem-solving, team-building, presenting, and synthesizing information — while honing networking and interviewing skills.

Communications Internship

Aurora Institute is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized intern to contribute to growing and executing Aurora’s communications and outreach strategy.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Social media content creation and strategy development
  • Creation of story catalog
  • Tracking website, social media, and other relevant communications metrics
  • Identifying key influencers and media targets
  • Compiling daily and weekly news clips
  • Conducting research to support internal and external communications
  • Monitoring online conversation in Aurora Institute issue areas
  • Graphic design and WordPress website maintenance
  • Supporting administrative and operations activities
  • Participate in virtual events to improve networking skills and learn about education innovation, and present summaries of key takeaways to Aurora staff.
  • Participate in skills workshops to develop new knowledge and demonstrate competencies in goal setting, analytical thinking, communicating, problem-solving, team-building, presenting, and synthesizing information — while honing networking and interviewing skills.

Aurora Institute is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on any identities, and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. All will receive consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetics, or ability status.