About the Internship Program

Key Components

Interns are selected based on their interest in education and developing research and evaluation skills. The internship consists of the following eight key components:

  1. Partnership with Federal Work Study, requiring all interns to be work-study eligible
  2. Remote Work and Flexible Scheduling to accommodate for student and FIRE team safety and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Research and Evaluation Assignments, enabling interns to work on a variety of FIRE team projects
  4. Ongoing Training and Development via weekly check-in/training meetings and informal mentoring
  5. Organizational Strategies, including Google Drive team and program administration folders and a Slack channel
  6. Accountability Measures, including project logs, electronic journals and performance appraisals
  7. Culminating Projects, including a final oral presentation to the FIRE team and a final blog post for the Friday Institute website
  8. Iterative Program Assessment, including monthly memos, pre-mid-post inventory surveys, exit interviews and focus groups

Intern Program Goal

Create a sustainable and equity-focused pipeline for future educational researchers and program evaluators.

Intern Program Outcomes

The program has three major outcomes:

  • Expose interns to the environment and exceptions of educational research and evaluation
  • Develop interns’ transferable workforce skills
  • Enhance FIRE team operations

2020-2021 Intern Demographics