PCAPT Internship Program

Want to gain national policy experience from your home?

Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust is seeking Interns for the summer and also the fall semester to work remotely. The successful candidate(s) will work directly for the state advocacy manager who is located in Virginia. The position is unpaid.

  • 10+ hours per week
  • Highly ethical and professional, respects confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong administrative skills, including MS Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of policy advocacy strategies
  • Recognizes the importance of details to the execution of any complex undertaking and cares for them
  • Commitment to our mission and basic understanding of US public higher education system 
  • Independently productive, entrepreneurial spirit; upbeat, positive attitude
  • Must have own computer
Intern Takeaways:
  • Learn education policy and understand its landscape, including political implications
  • Learn effective advocacy strategy, both national and state, including communications tactics
  • Learn how to make a broad policy impact in a small shop
  • Exposure to program development
  • Make lasting professional connections within the policy world
Examples of Duties:
  • Build contact list of campus and policy organizations across the country
  • Conduct outreach to student leaders and campus organizations
  • Research state policies and institutional practices
  • Track institutional decision-making and compile board voting records into a spreadsheet database
  • Provide support for a national campaign to promote transparency and accountability in higher education
  • Develop content for PCAPT social media channels
  • Other projects as assigned by the State Advocacy Manager

If you are interested in the Policy Internship, please email a resume and letter of interest to Stacie Gordon, state advocacy manager, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust, at stacie@pcapt.org.