Summer 2017 Internship Program

This summer will be the third year of our summer internship program!

In the past, our summer interns have created infographics, developed social media content, written histories of homeschooling in individual states, contributed to ongoing research programs, and conducted policy research. We have enjoyed working with a variety of individuals, engaging with supporters, and bringing new people into our network. We are excited to see what our summer interns will accomplish this summer!

We are looking for social media and research interns willing to work for CRHE on a part-time as-available basis over the summer. Our internships are unpaid, but the work our interns do provides them with valuable experience and lines on their resume. All internships will take place remotely, via computer, so a strong internet connection is required.

To apply, please fill out our CRHE Internship Application. We will be accepting applications through Friday, May 18th. You can read a description of each of these internships below.

Social media intern

We are looking for two social media interns, one to work on CRHE’s social media accounts and one to work on those associated with our HIC database project. As a social media intern, you will develop social media content and shape awareness-raising social media campaigns. The social media experience you gain may be attractive to a future or current employer. Familiarity with Facebook and/or Twitter is required.

  • Develop and schedule tweets and facebook posts.
  • Moderate comments on Facebook pages.
  • Locate and share external content of interest to our followers.
  • Develop social media strategies and create resources for future use.
  • Maintain pleasant, appropriate public demeanor even when talking about difficult subjects.

Time commitment: 5-10 hours a week, 1-2 hours per weekday

Research intern

Our research interns provide support on a variety of projects. We are interested in taking on several research interns, so you may have some flexibility in choosing which projects interest you most. You will gain experience with research, writing, and working independently and as part of a team–skills that may be attractive to a future or current employer. Some familiarity with using Google Drive is recommended but not required.

Possible Projects:
  • Updating and improving information on state webpages
  • Researching and writing entries for HIC (our child abuse database)
  • Contributing to policy papers on specific topics
  • Working with one of our research analysts on a study of testing data
  • Conducting research on past and present homeschool legislation
  • Writing histories of homeschooling in individual states

Time commitment: 5-15 hours a week, flexible schedule

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