The Race and Ethnicity Policy team provides analysis on the intersections of race and policy and examines the implications of the demographic shifts happening across the United States. The team’s work uses current and future demographic trends as a foundation for progressive policies that will promote equity in American society.
Race and Ethnicity Policy interns will learn many of the basic skills needed to work as a policy professional at a progressive nonprofit. Primary responsibilities may include researching issues affecting communities of color; evaluating census data; tracking policy and media developments; and interacting with policy experts, both internally and externally. Race and Ethnicity Policy interns will also help plan events, research and write products, and perform other day-to-day tasks as assigned.
Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills; flexibility and adaptability to a broad array of assignments and situations; the ability to work independently; and a sincere desire to learn. Some qualitative and quantitative research experience is preferred. No specific academic background is required, but the ideal intern will have a general understanding of racial and ethnic communities, U.S. history, and public affairs.
Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on a subject of their choice, either as a contributor to a larger piece or as the individual author of a column for the website.