FOCUS is looking for data interns for 10 public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Our data intern program provides schools with trained interns for approximately 10 hours a week during the school year to help with data projects. Some representative projects include: training and supporting teachers in using Excel to conduct classroom-level analyses on their own or collaboratively with other teachers; supporting data managers in preparation and cleaning of data in order to integrate them with the main data system; and designing, or helping school staff to design, student dashboards for use by staff, including in parent-teacher conferences.
Interested in becoming a school data intern?
Charter schools rely heavily on data collection, data management, reporting and advocacy. Interns will be placed with a local public charter school for the school year depending on their interests. Through their work in public charter schools, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with school operations, advocacy, building large datasets, data cleaning, and creating reports. Interns will gain extensive knowledge of the DC’s public education system, the charter school sector, and nonprofit management. Data Interns spend either one semester or two semesters at their school site. Mojority of internship opportunities are for the full school year and from September 2017 to May 2018 (2 semesters).
Interns will work on a variety of projects with their assigned school’s staff. Interns will be assigned to schools based on interests and strengths. Sample projects include:
- Perform classroom analysis on student reading scores
- Design reports displaying school attendance trends
- Help implement new report card systems
- Compile, clean, and enter data from existing sources into new databases
- Work with teachers and school staff to create reporting and analysis that will help improve student outcomes
- Create presentations for staff professional development days and charter school boards
|Priority Application Deadline #1||Friday, June 16th, 2017 (by 11:59pm EST)||Application status update by Friday, June 30th, 2017|
|Application Round #2 Deadline||Friday, July 14th, 2017 (by 11:59pm EST)||Application status update by Friday, July 28th, 2017|
|Interns matched with schools||Tuesday, August 15th, 2017||Schedule an introductory call or meeting with site supervisor|
|Intern Orientation and Training||Wednesday, September 13th, 2017|
|Internship Start Date||
Monday, September 18th, 2017
Interested in hosting an intern at your school?
The 2017-2018 School Year will be the 5th year of FOCUS’s Data Internship Program. We have placed over 50 FOCUS Data Interns in 28 different public charter schools throughout Washington, D.C. We are currently seeking 10 interns to be placed in public charter schools in D.C. Interns will work with the school’s data staff and teachers to increase school’s capacity to use data effectively. We match interns with schools based on interests and strengths. If you are interested in hosting a Data Intern at your school or LEA please review the documents below and submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday July 14th, 2017.