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The Public School Forum of NC
Raleigh, North Carolina

Internship Description:

The Public School Forum of North Carolina is seeking an undergraduate intern for Spring 2020 to support Forum policy and program staff in research, writing and communications in the education policy arena.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Forum team on policy and research publications, including the Policymaker’s Education Primer, Local School Finance Study, and Roadmap of Need.

  • Supporting the programmatic work of the Forum including the NC Education Policy Fellowship Program, Color of Education, and the recently announced Study Group XVII report on rural education.

  • The opportunity to conduct an independent research project under the supervision of Ashley Kazouh, Policy Analyst. The research project will be selected by the supervisor and the intern at the beginning of the internship, and will reflect both the Forum’s priorities and the intern’s interests. 

  • Assisting the Forum’s Policy team with memos, policy briefs, and other documents as necessary.

  • Other assignments as given by the Forum policy and program staff.


Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program. Strong applicants will have an interest in public education, education policy or nonprofit work and will be eager to learn about education issues in North Carolina. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills.


This internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with interns seeking course credit.  The internship will run from January to April 2020. Schedules and hours will be determined at the start of the internship, with a general expectation of 10-15 hours a week. All hours will be between 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Thursday.

To Apply:

Students interested in this opportunity should send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Kazouh at akazouh@ncforum.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 29th, 2019.

About the Public School Forum:

Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers. Follow us on Twitter @theNCForum and visit our website at http://www.ncforum.org/.