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Research Center Internship

Education Week, a nonprofit media organization that focuses on and is committed to K-12 education news, is seeking an intern to join our EdWeek Research Center team. 

Job Summary 

The EdWeek Research Center Intern will work closely with a small but lively research staff to produce influential publications and web-based content that provide information on efforts to improve teaching and learning. The work is primarily research and analytic in nature, rather than editorial. Tasks may include compiling and analyzing education data from state and federal sources, conducting literature reviews, updating web content, reviewing Research Center products, and taking on a few clerical functions.

The EdWeek Research Center Intern must be highly detail-oriented and display an interest in education and public policy. Skills with quantitative research are preferred, and SPSS is required. Priority will be given to candidates who are current graduate students. This paid internship ($15.00 per hour) is currently a hybrid position with a maximum of 29 hours per week, working on-site at least 2 days per week with a virtual working experience the remainder of the week.


  • Collect and analyze education data
  • Use Excel and SPSS to assist with data analyses
  • Analyze results from surveys of educators
  • Proofread research reports, surveys, and articles for data-driven journalism

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of assignments
  • Strong analytical skills for reviewing education data and policies
  • Attention to detail for managing data and contact information in spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Familiarity with surveys, and market research
  • Familiarity with SPSS required
  • Currently a graduate student in education, public policy, or social sciences
  • Strong interest in education research required

About Education Week 

We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. We are expert.

Education Week (, America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.  A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring over four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda.

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent, and highly respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education. At Education Week, we believe that an equitable—and excellent—education for all students is possible, and we empower the field to make it a reality. 

Benefits and Perks 

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD right outside of Washington, DC.  We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally. 

Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment. 

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.