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    AASCU Fall Public Policy Internship

    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a Washington, DC-based presidential association serving comprehensive colleges and universities, is seeking a dynamic intern for fall 2017 in the division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis. This is an opportunity for a graduate student with an interest in higher education policy to gain exposure to a department that covers both federal and state policy at one of the major higher education associations.

    Responsibilities: Interns will work on substantive writing on federal and state higher education policy issues and work directly with the government relations team. Writing projects include policy briefs, blog posts, and updates to the AASCU Innovations Exchange. The intern will also attend meetings, hearings, and briefings on higher education issues around Washington, DC. 

    Qualifications: Current or recently graduated graduate student pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in an education- or policy-related field. Strong interest in policy issues affecting public colleges and universities.

    Compensation and Schedule: Schedule is flexible and will be determined with the supervisor of the intern. The compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

    The internship dates are flexible, but will likely run from early September to early December.

    How to apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and short writing sample to Dylan Opalich, Assistant Director of State Relations, at opalichd@aascu.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a priority deadline of August 25, 2017

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