Position Information

State Policy Intern (Two Positions)
The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks candidates for two paid internships for the summer of 2021. These internships are appropriate for students pursuing graduate study in higher education, public policy, public administration, and related fields. The ideal candidates will be motivated, active learners interested in higher education policy and governance, policy analysis, and research methods. We are particularly interested in applicants with interest in higher education finance or college closures.

The focus of the internships will be providing support for SHEEO’s research, data, and policy analysis efforts. SHEEO’s summer 2021 interns may assist with a variety of projects depending on the interns’ skills and interests and SHEEO’s needs. These may include original data collection and analysis, offering assistance to SHEEO agencies, responding to data requests, constructing datasets, drafting white papers, and designing professional development opportunities for SHEEO agency staff. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., which we plan to hold in person from November 9 through 12, 2021.

The internships will last for approximately eight weeks, beginning in early June. Interns will have the option of working remotely or in our Boulder, Colorado office. The intern positions will pay $20 per hour. Interns will work 20-37.5 hours per week, with hours determined by mutual arrangement. Successful past interns have been offered an extended contract to continue working remotely throughout the year.

The full position description, including application instructions, can be found at the link below.
Position: State Policy Intern (Two Positions)
Organization: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
Location: Boulder,  CO 
United States
Posting Start Date: 3/8/2021
Date Posted: 3/8/2021
SHEEO is seeking diverse applicants with the following qualifications:
  • Completed coursework in higher education, public policy, public administration, statistics, research methods, economics, sociology, or a related field.
  • Experience working with large quantitative datasets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong facility with Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for and curiosity about state higher education policy and data-informed policymaking, particularly in the areas of state finance or college closures.
  • A commitment to advancing equity and student success in higher education.
  • Proficiency in a statistical software package (Stata, SPSS, R, Python, etc.) preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal higher education datasets preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/7/2021
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State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
3035 Center Green Drive
Suite 100
Boulder,  CO 80031
United States
(303) 541-1600
David Tandberg

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