What’s Happening in Ed Studies

Summer Opportunities

  1. New! Due April 1: Yale Education Studies Summer Field Experience Award
  2. New! Due April 5: Michael Manzella Fellowship for Summer 2024
  3. New! Rolling: Counselors Needed, Oxford Royale Academy (Hosted at Yale)
  4. Due March 1: Anderson Ranch Internship & Award Program
  5. Due April 5: Funding Available for Undergraduate Education Research (via SREE)
  6. Rolling: Community Organizing for Ed. Justice with New Haven Federation of Teachers
  7. Rolling: Citizens Thinkers Writers Program
  8. Rolling: AP Psychology Curriculum Development Intern Needed
  9. Rolling: Yale Pathways Summer Scholars Work Opportunities
  10. Due March 15: MeshEd Curriculum Design Collective
  11. Rolling: Intern for The National Coalition on School Diversity
  12. Rolling: School Integration Communications Internship


Yale Education Studies Summer Field Experience Award

The Yale Education Studies program offers summer fellowship support to undergraduate Yale Education Studies Scholars and Certificate students in gaining field experience in education practice, policy and/or research.  We will award grants of up to $5,000 maximum. Students may apply for less than that amount in combination with other funding sources, but may not apply for additional TOTAL funds beyond $5,000. Awardees must demonstrate that they have no other sources of funding available to support their internship (for eg. they have applied to all other university funding sources, and they have already used an SEA for internship or research purposes).

The Fellowship is intended to support full-time work/study that is your primary commitment of the summer, for a period lasting at least eight weeks. This fellowship is designed: 1) provide compensation and cover living expenses for what would otherwise be an unpaid or underpaid education internship; or 2) fund a student research project in education. The fellowship can fund travel to the internship location, housing for the duration of the internship, food, and daily transportation expenses. At the end of the summer, Fellows will submit a brief report describing their learning through the field experience.

Deadline for the Field Experience Fellowship is April 1, although funds are limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply here

Michael Manzella Fellowship for Summer 2024

Michael Manzella (Yale ’93) touched all the people he knew with his energy, talent, and willingness to give of himself. In 1993, this remarkable young man succumbed to a two-year struggle with cancer. In 1994, the Michael Manzella Foundation was founded to honor Michael’s legacy through its support of cancer research, music and the performing arts, education and youth development. The Summer Fellowship program is the cornerstone of our philanthropic strategy to invest in talented undergraduates whose summer projects align with the Foundation’s core areas of focus. 

Yale undergraduates who are currently in their First year, Sophomore or Junior year are eligible to apply. The project can be a pre-existing opportunity (internship, formal research position) or an innovative idea designed by the undergraduate him/herself. Grant awards range from $3000 to $5000, to be used toward expenses (e.g., project supplies and/or lab fees, room/board, project-related travel expenses) according to the application budget. Click here to learn more.

Counselors Needed, Oxford Royale Academy (Hosted at Yale)

Oxford Royale is a leading global provider of elite summer schools. Driven by a firm belief that education is about much more than a formal classroom, we offer young people unparalleled cultural and learning experiences, giving them a window to a world of opportunity.

Counselors are the first point of contact for our students outside of lessons, not only responsible for their everyday safety and well-being (on campus and on trips) but also for their broader academic achievement and enjoyment. The US pastoral team provides students with enduring memories and the experience of a lifetime, fulfilling two key roles: 1) supporting an integrated academic program led by a team of experienced teachers and 2) delivering extra-curricular activities

Position Details

  • This role will be based at one of our summer sites in Yale for the month of July
  • Working hours will be 50 hours per week across 6 days. This includes morning, afternoon, and night shifts as assigned by Campus Management
  • The weekly salary range is $700 to $1,000 depending on experience and assigned duties, and is subject to satisfactory background security checks
  • Our courses are for international students aged 16-18, and run in 2-week sessions in July
  • Mandatory training and campus set up will take place during the week before student arrivals

Learn more about the position here

Anderson Ranch Internship & Award Program

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a year-round visual-arts not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with a 55-year history of providing transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art-making and creative dialog, at the intersection of craft and the global contemporary art world. The Anderson Ranch Internship & Award Program is an intensive learning experience, with rigorous full day workshop and studio observing, teaching, supporting, and studio management in a world class art-making environment. Intern expenses for room, board, and travel are arranged and paid for by Anderson Ranch during their internship period in Aspen/Snowmass, CO. This year, interns are needed for the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • The Children’s Program
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
  • Photography & New Media
  • Sculpture / Woodworking & Furniture Design

For more information, click hereApplications will be accepted through March 1st, 2024.  

Funding Available for Undergraduate Education Research (via SREE)

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) is pleased to announce a new round of funding for our undergraduate internship program. In the summer of 2024, up to 12 current undergraduate students  will receive a scholarship to support their summer 2024 internships in education research.  Eligibility is open to students who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or from a racial or ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in the scientific workforce. Applications are open now. 

Selected students will receive up to $5,000 scholarships (paid directly to the students) to support unpaid or stipended internships, and/or living expenses.  Students are responsible for securing their own internships.  We encourage students to check with our institutional partners for open internships. To be considered in the first round of funding, applications must be received by April 5, 2024.  If funds continue to be available, the second deadline will be May 1, 2024.

Community Organizing for Ed. Justice with New Haven Federation of Teachers

About the New Haven Federation of Teachers

NHFT is a union of 1800 teachers, school counselors, library media specialists, school psychologists, and other school personnel who work in New Haven Public Schools. While Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, Connecticut is also one of the worst states in terms of school funding inequity. NHFT organizes campaigns to win the public schools that all New Haven students deserve, by bringing together public school workers, families, and students.

About the internship

Interns will develop community organizing skills under the mentorship of experienced union and community organizers. Current campaigns focus on Libraries for All; Healing Schools that support the mental health and wellbeing of the school community; and school funding equity.

Interns will engage in the following activities:

  • Develop a storytelling campaign to disseminate the stories of public school families, teachers, and students.
  • Design social media posts and web content to share these stories and bring more people into the movement. 
  • Conduct outreach to parents and families at school. Listen to their concerns and visions for education justice.
  • Collect stories of teachers and educators using phone calls and one-on-one meetings. 
  • Create fact sheets, policy briefs, infographics, and other community organizing and advocacy tools.

This internship is a good opportunity for students who want to work in education, policy, grassroots organizing, or journalism / communications, who share a vision for a progressive Connecticut rooted in racial equity and justice. Because many of our public school families speak Spanish, Pashto, or Arabic, it is helpful – although not required – to speak one of these languages.

NHFT is not in a position to provide paid internships, so we encourage you to seek summer stipends through your university. This is a 6 week internship from late May through early July, although there is some flexibility with the dates.

Interested students should send a resume along with a few lines about why they are interested to mfountain@nhft933.org

Citizens Thinkers Writers Program

Yale’s Citizens Thinkers Writers program is seeking Yale sophomores and juniors to join us in a program discussing transformative texts of political thought with New Haven high-schoolers and mentoring them.

CTW is a two-week residential summer program and year-long fellowship program at Yale University for students from New Haven public schools who want to think deeply about fundamental questions of civic life in a college setting. Residential Teaching Assistants (RTAs) provide mentorship, lead small breakout groups, organize supplementary workshops, work with students on analytic reading and writing skills essential for success at college, and facilitate a positive learning environment and community. 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

AP Psychology Curriculum Development Intern Needed

This position provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring educators to gain hands-on experience with educational materials. As a Curriculum Development Intern, you will contribute to the design and improvement of educational resources to align to the new AP Psychology Course Framework (updated in 2020).

The student will work closely with Grace Kim (EDST alum, YC ‘22) to update existing curricular materials, develop culturally sustaining assignments, and create & implement lesson plans. The position is open to all Yalies of all years (even first-years!), is flexible enough to complement another summer program/internship happening simultaneously, and is eligible for Yale Summer Experience Award funding. Read more here

Yale Pathways Summer Scholars Work Opportunities

Every year, the Yale Pathways Summer Scholars Programs welcomes over 150 local public high school students to campus free of cost to take part in STEM and Arts & Humanities classes with Yale faculty and students. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn about coding, neuroscience, engineering, art-making, art history, college essay writing, and more. From start to finish, the Scholars Programs run for one month, July 1st to August 2nd. We’re seeking Yale undergraduate and graduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants or Residential Advisors! 

Teaching Assistants (TAs): TAs help with logistical needs of the program, plan activities, serve as mentors and chaperones to students, and aid instructors in the classroom. Prospective TAs must be able to commit to a one month-long commitment, July 1st to August 2nd. This is a full-time position with an hourly wage; we’ll be working from 8:30am to 4:30pm five days a week. We’re looking for folks with maturity, enthusiasm, organizational skills, a sense of humor and a genuine interest in young people and outreach. If you have worked or volunteered in education, tutored young people, or anything else that’s related, we want to hear it in your application. Previous work with youth is preferred but not required, and content knowledge in STEM or Arts & Humanities is not required.

Residential Advisors (RAs): During the STEM program, about 40 rising high school seniors are granted the special opportunity of living in one of the Residential Colleges, returning home on the weekend between each one week-long session. RAs live with students in the Residential Colleges and their primary responsibility will be to supervise and mentor residential students. They will also be asked to help with logistical needs, plan activities, and participate in college readiness programming. Each RA will be responsible for about 10 students. Prospective RAs must be able to make a three week-long commitment, July 1st to 19th. This is a full-time paid position; with shifts starting at 3 PM. Room and board are provided for the duration of the program in addition to a $1600 stipend.

Join us this summer in inspiring the next generation! For more information and to apply, search “Pathways” at www.yalestudentjobs.org

MeshEd Curriculum Design Collective

Mesh Ed – an enrichment education public benefit corporation (PBC) working in partnership with schools, cultural institutions, and nonprofits – is committed to designing and offering the highest-quality enrichment courses. MeshEd courses prepare students for the next stage in their educational  journey and for the future of innovative work. 

MeshEd Collective’s 6-8 week summer internship program consists of two parts: (1) training in curriculum writing and our teaching practices, and (2) apprentice-teaching our action lab courses to students in grades 5-11.

Click here to read the internship job description in Yale Career Link. The webinar will be hosted by MeshEd CEO Betsey Schmidt, Internship Director Lili Davis, and Sales Associate Libby Kern (YC’23).

Internship applications are open now through March 15th. Hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis, but final decisions will be made by April 5th. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to internship director Lili Davis at lili.davis@meshedco.org

Intern for The National Coalition on School Diversity

Founded in 2009, The National Coalition for School Diversity (NCSD) is a cross-sector network of 50+ national civil rights organizations, university-based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for school integration across the United States. NCSD functions as the main national hub of the school integration movement. 

NCSD is housed at the Poverty & Race Research Action Council(PRRAC), a civil rights law and policy organization based in Washington, D.C. PRRAC’s mission is to promote research-based advocacy strategies to address structural inequality and change the systems that disadvantage low income people of color. PRRAC is unique in its focus on policies that address structural segregation directly.

About the internship: NCSD is seeking summer interns to contribute to NCSD’s efforts, with a heavy emphasis on communications. As part of this work, education policy interns will assist in legal and policy analysis of federal, state, and/or local education programs relevant to NCSD policy goals (described hereand here); provide research and writing support in order to bring several publications to completion; help create materials designed to effectively communicate our work to key NCSD audiences; contribute to event planning connected to NCSD’s national conference and programming related to the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

NCSD is not in a position to provide paid internships at this time; summer stipends would need to be obtained through your university. This is a 10 week internship, with some flexibility on the start date (between May and September). NCSD interns are expected to attend a two day orientation, along with PRRAC interns, which is usually held right after Memorial Day. **This is a remote opportunity, with an option to visit NCSD’s offices in Washington, D.C.

We’ll be interviewing and hiring on a rolling basis. (Last year, all offers were made by early April.) Interested students should send a resume or LinkedIn profile along with a few lines about why they are interested in NCSD to Gina Chirichigno (gchirichigno@prrac.org).

School Integration Communications Internship

About Integrated Schools: Integrated Schools was founded in 2015 by Courtney Everts Mykytyn, as a group of mostly White parents. Informed by researchers and thought leaders of color, we encourage “White and/or privileged” families to enroll our children in schools where they are not in the majority, with the understanding that when we arrive, our impact matters more than our intent. 

About the internship: Integrated Schools is seeking summer interns to assist in several areas, as interests align.  

  1. The Integrated Schools Podcast – with over 500,000 all-time downloads and over 120 episodes produced, the podcast is one of our primary vehicles for reaching our audience.
  2. Organizational Communications – Our current communications focuses on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  In addition to our public pages, we also have a private Facebook community.  We are looking for assistance in several areas. 

Integrated Schools is not in a position to provide paid internships at this time; summer stipends would need to be obtained through your university. This is a 10 week internship, with some flexibility on the start date (between May and September).

We’ll be interviewing and hiring on a rolling basis. Interested students should send a resume or LinkedIn profile along with a few lines about why they are interested to hello@integratedschools.org

By Stephanie Glover
Stephanie Glover Senior Administrative Assistant