NEA Center for Innovation and Technology Summer Intern (Stipend, 2 Positions)
Washington, DC
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Job Description

Posting Period: May 23, 2019 - Open Until Filled

Salary: $15 an hour


NEA is seeking individuals interested in participating in the NEA Summer 2019 internship session, which will begin on June 11, 2019 and will end on or before August 15, 2019. Interns who receive a stipend may intern up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours a week.


The NEA Internship Program provides interns with training, learning opportunities, and educational experiences through a variety of rich and substantive programmatic experiences that support quality public education. These experiences may include conducting research; data analysis; writing, editing, using Internet applications and social media; participating in and assisting with meetings and policy forums; visits to Capitol Hill; and other appropriate program-related activities. The internships range from six weeks to a full semester.


Position Summary

The NEA partners with institutions of higher education and other organizations to identify interns - generally juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (up to 18 months) or graduate students - who are interested in public education policy and education issues. Students pursuing degrees in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Finance, and Liberal Arts and Science disciplines are encouraged to apply.


Position Emphasis: This position supports NEA's strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by participating in internship opportunities in departments within the Center for Innovation and Technology.


Description of Proposed Intern Assignment(s): Interns will work on a variety of projects and will collaborate with ITS management and a third-party contractor to support an internal audit of enterprise hardware and software to develop an asset management inventory. The intern will learn to use a variety of methods to locate, review, and evaluate financial, contractual, and technical data to categorize and organize end user license, maintenance and support agreements. During the internship, interns will be expected to collaborate with Accounting, Procurement, and IT Departments along with external vendors and partners to build the inventory. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the analysis, selection, and configuration of a new software tool to optimize operational efficiencies in the Department and inform the future enterprise technology strategy.


Expected skills and opportunities for development that the intern may obtain from this educational experience.

Interns will be able to develop skills in research, data mining, and communications with internal and external stakeholders. Interns will learn to perform needs assessments and identify opportunities for improvement. Intern will be able to see how the results of activities directly impact long term enterprise IT strategy and understand the roadmap of software and hardware roll-outs and process for sunsetting of obsolete tools and systems. Interns will gain experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and knowledge of key content areas in education research.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided: The position involves creative and analytical thinking; oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; human relations skills; use of computer keyboard; sitting, standing or walking for long periods; stooping, bending, and reaching; and stamina to work long hours and ability to travel by various conveyances, e.g., automobile, metro rail, or bus.

Interested candidates should apply online at www.nea.org/jobs.


HOW TO APPLY:


Click on "New Resume" to upload your resume and application materials. Please submit the following documents:


1) Resume

2) Cover letter (include referral's name)

3) Two (2) letters of recommendation

4) Two (2) writing samples - one up to five (5) pages and one over five (5) pages


Only completed applications will be considered. Individuals selected for an interview with be contacted by the Center or department and additional samples may be required at the time of the interview.


NEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN,

MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO APPLY.


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Job Type Internship