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Carl Connection: Education Policy Intern

This opportunity is brought to us by a Carleton parent, Jeff Camp P'23 ( You are highly encouraged to reach out to Jeff with any questions regarding the organization or the position prior to applying.

Education is the single largest function of government. How does the system actually work, and how can people make a difference in making it work better? In this internship, you'll learn a lot about it. Demystifying and improving the system is the focus of, a California nonprofit project.

Thousands of volunteers play key roles in the California's public education system, not just as voters and parents, but as members of site councils, school boards, PTAs, bond oversight committees and more. plainly California's education system, in English and Spanish, so that these volunteers can have wisdom and confidence.

Depending on when you can begin your internship (we can be flexible), you will start with the excitement of helping to run the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders a huge, free online conference. The key to the impact of this conference is followthrough. In a small team, you'll help connect student leaders with education research and researchers in order to develop up-to-date learning materials about the education system. You'll learn a lot -- and your work will be used by school communities all over. If you have spreadsheet skills, they'll be put to use. (If not, you'll learn some to develop data-based stories and lessons.) Got skills in video editing or illustration? Let's talk.

Ed100 is California-focused, but you can join this team from anywhere. Our team was "virtual" before distance learning was even a thing.

Sophie Boileau ’24 was a December ’21 extern for Ed100. Read her reflection post about her experience, which she wrote and coded, old-school, in HTML. What I learned as an extern for Ed100.