Pell Education Policy Internship
Graduate students gain research experience in higher education policy
Interns should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work well independently. Interns may work closely with researchers at the Pell Institute, and, on occasion, assist Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) staff. Primary responsibilities will include conducting research for literature reviews and collecting and analyzing data for current projects. The internship experiences are crafted around interns’ skills and interests. The types of education research and policy analysis the Pell Institute is or has engaged include but are not limited to:
- Researching and synthesizing “best practices” for (a) supporting students’ academic achievement, college persistence, and completion; (b) recruiting and enrolling students in college; and (c) transferring students from two-year to four-year postsecondary institutions.
- Developing toolkits to support campus-wide retention initiatives and the evaluation of college access and success programs.
- Identifying and compiling college student funding opportunities in a scholarship directory.
- Surveying and assessing the use and impact of college access curricula.
- Providing research and analytical support for COE on federal TRIO programs.
The Pell Institute is the first research institute to specifically examine the issues affecting educational opportunity for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. Learn more about the Pell Institute, including our mission, purpose, goals, and history.
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