The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) seeks candidates for up to four paid internships for summer 2021 (two positions) and fall 2021 (two positions). The internships are appropriate for students at New England postsecondary institutions who are pursuing a degree in higher education, public policy, or related fields. Preference will be given to graduate students with a background in higher education, public policy, or other related area, but junior and senior undergraduates with a similar background or interests are also strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates will be motivated, active learners who can work independently and are interested in New England higher education, higher education policy, policy analysis, and research methods. Basic knowledge of the American higher education landscape — including key policy issues, challenges, and best practices — is required. Interns will have the opportunity to attend NEBHE’s fall board meeting in September 2021.
Interns report to the Associate Director of Policy and will work from a virtual office. For interns based in the Boston area, a blend of remote and on-site work may eventually become available.
The summer internships will last eight to ten weeks, beginning in early July; the fall internships will last twelve to fifteen weeks, beginning in early September. The positions pay $15 per hour (Federal Work Study preferred but not required). Interns will work 10 hours per week, with hours determined by mutual arrangement. Successful past interns have been offered an extended contract to continue working beyond the original term, up to an additional semester.
- Research and write a research project on a higher education policy issue. Note: Candidates will be asked about the topic(s) they would like to explore for this project during the interview.
- Provide support for the NEBHE Policy & Research team’s research, data, and policy analysis efforts. Depending on interns’ skills and interests, they may assist with a variety of projects and tasks, such as:
- Data collection and analysis
- Responding to data requests
- Constructing and maintaining datasets
- Researching promising or innovative practices or programs
- Developing and maintaining knowledge of policy solutions to pressing problems
- Assist NEBHE in collaborating with the New England state legislators, governors’ offices, and state higher education leaders
- Support NEBHE’s President & CEO on special research projects, as needed
- Assist in the planning and implementation of meetings, conferences, and events, as needed
Established in 1955 by six visionary New England governors, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is a regional compact that works across New England to help leaders assess, develop and implement education practices and policies of regional significance; promote regional cooperation that encourages efficient sharing of education resources; and strengthen the relationship between higher education and the regional economy. Based in downtown Boston, NEBHE is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization. Read more about NEBHE at www.nebhe.org.