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Hot Handshake Education Internships & Jobs

Check out this curated list of education opportunities, including K-12, higher ed, fellowships, other non-profits, policy, international and ed technology on Handshake – Click HERE.

  • Ed-Tech Start-Up Intern at Polygence – Polygence is an EdTech startup founded by academics and educators Jin Yun Chow (Princeton ‘17; Stanford ‘23) and Janos Perczel (Cambridge ‘12; MIT ‘18). Middlebury alumnae, Staci Hill ’15 works there and would love to see more Middkids! They are an online research mentorship academy for students in middle and high school. They match their students with academic and industry experts to complete bite-sized research projects. Deadline is this Friday!
  • Secondary Capital Teaching Resident (5th-12th grade) at KIPP NYC – The Capital Teaching Residency is a nationally recognized, highly selective teacher training program that provides a pathway for new teachers to develop into outstanding educators. The Capital Teaching Residency is a three year program. Residents spend their first year of this commitment – their residency year – training in a KIPP DC classroom with a lead teacher and completing relevant coursework.


April 28, 2021, 7:00-8:00 PM – Education Studies Information Session: Are you curious about the Education Studies majors and minor? Faculty and current students will answer all of your questions at this zoom meeting. Email Trish Dougherty, for an invitation.

Hot Handshake Social Impact Internships & Jobs

Social Justice & Equity/Governance

Human Rights: Racial & Gender Equality Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States 
Democratic Reforms: Voting Rights Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinator, LGBT RightsHuman Rights WatchNew York City, New York, United States 

Environmental Services/Renewable Energy/Sustainability

Solar Equity Fellow – Summer 2021SolsticeBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Program AdministratorUnion of Concerned ScientistsCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Habitat Restoration Positions – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – AmeriCorps EligibleAmerican Conservation ExperienceBrecksville, Ohio, United States

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is Hiring: Part-time Intern/Associate Positions

FINE seeks 2-3 interns/associates to join the team to work on several projects and activities in the summer of 2021 (with potential for continued employment). We are eager to work with individuals who are excited about creating a more resilient, just, sustainable regional food system. We will work with the interns/associates to identify the activities that are most aligned with their interests and skill sets, particularly within following areas: Research and Evaluation; Communications, Programs.

Location: Work will be performed 100% remotely.
Compensation:  $15.00/hr, part-time.
Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.
To Apply: Please submit your application, resume (1 page preferred), and cover letter to the TSNE careers portal by April 26, 2021.

International Development/Trade/Global Health

Social Media and Audience Development Editor Council on Foreign RelationsNew York City, New York, United States 
Analyst (Health Economics)Aceso GlobalWashington, District of Columbia, United States
MicroMentor Business Outcomes Research Analyst Intern – Remote (Mercy Corps)MIIS External OpportunitiesPortland, Oregon, United States
Data Science InternFraymArlington County, Virginia, United States

Attention 1st Years/Sophomores-Need Help Making BIG Decisions About Majors/Study Abroad/Internships? Join US: 4/27@4PM

Design Your Midd: Pros & Cons for Making Decisions

As a student, you are often presented with multiple options and face tough decisions that may have lasting impact on your life. Come to this workshop if you have an important decision to make in the near future. You might be thinking about choosing classes or a major, where to study aboard, what to do this summer, or which internship offer to take. Come learn how to use logic, data and feelings to make good choices. This program is designed for First Years and Sophomore Febs, but all students are welcome. This program is co-sponsored by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.

The Root Change Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation INFO SESSION

Join Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom from Root Change as they discuss the upcoming August DPMI session. Also, hear from some of the MIIS students who participated in the January session.

In 2021, DPMI moved from its founding institution, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, to Root Change, an innovative, ground-breaking NGO that tests alternative approaches to social justice and advocates for far-reaching change within the development assistance sector. Founding faculty members—Beryl Levinger, Evan Bloom, and Claudia Liebler–– continue to lead the program. Together, they have created an offering that responds to this timely question: “What do social justice activists need to know to successfully promote high-impact, sustainable initiatives that address local priorities?”

DPMI’s move from a graduate school to an international NGO offers participants many benefits including new opportunities to engage with practitioners. Root Change is deeply committed to nurturing the DPMI alumni network.  Plans are underway to create ongoing connections between alumni and cutting-edge thinkers who are crafting innovative responses to the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability.

The next DPMI session will be conducted virtually from August 2-20, 2021. Days 1-3 and 11-12  are asynchronous. Days 4-10 and 13-15 synchronous and run from 9 AM to 4 PM PDT. Synchronous days are a mix of team-based problem-solving, client interaction, peer-to-peer feedback, and coaching from DPMI faculty. Program tuition is $1,250, but participants who register before July 1, 2021, are eligible for an early bird special rate of $1000. For further information, contact To register, visit 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:15pm – 4:30pm EDT

Hot Handshake Education Internships, Jobs & Fellowships

Handshake EVENTS:

The Literacy Lab Information Session (VA) Tue April 20, 2021 – Virtual: hear about The Literacy Lab’s mission to ensure all students – no matter who they are or what their zip code is – can become proficient readers and pursue lifelong success. We will also go over the basic commitments of our program and what it means to serve as a tutor for an academic year. You will also have a chance to ask questions at the end, so come prepared with any questions you may have!

The Marshall Teacher Residency – April Open House. Wed April 21, 2021 – Virtual: Learn about the background of the residency and its continued efforts to enhance the landscape of teacher preparation. This will include a program overview and a discussion of the residency design. Find out more about our simple and straightforward application process, requirements, and what we look for in candidates in a Q&A opportunity with MTR Recruitment Manager, Kelly Smith.

Brooke Charter Schools Associate Teacher Virtual Information Session, Mon April 26, 2021 – Virtual: Are you ready to launch your career as a teacher at one of the top-performing schools in Boston? Join us for a virtual information session about our Associate Teacher Program, a salaried, school-based teacher preparation program that empowers corps members to become successful lead teachers in just one year. You will hear from the Associate Teacher Program Manager and current Associate Teachers about school culture, the structure of the program, mentorship and professional development, compensation, and more!

Below is a curated search of different internships, jobs and fellowships in education, administration, and policy. Don’t wait to apply!

Hot Handshake Social Impact Internships & Jobs

Here are some of the Handshake opportunities that have landed in my inbox. Check them out:

Environmental/Sustainability/Renewable Energy/Sustainable Food Systems:

GEM Internship Summer 2021Global Energy MonitorSan Francisco, California, United States
Summer Associate VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America)South Cumberland Plateau VISTASewanee, Tennessee, United States
News and Politics FellowGristSeattle, Washington, United States 
Environmental Justice FellowGristSeattle, Washington, United States
Summer Associate – Offshore DevelopmentEDP Renewables North AmericaNew York City, New York, United States 
Environmental Commodities Brokerage – Summer AnalystKarboneNew York City, New York, United States of America 
Brokerage/Research Internship – SummerKarbone675 3rd Ave #3004, New York, NY 10017, USA 
Summer Associate- DG Solar Project FinanceEDP Renewables North AmericaNew York City, New York, United States
AmeriCorps VISTAThe Food Bank of Western MassachusettsHatfield, Massachusetts, United States
Due Diligence Summer InternGreen Street Power PartnersTallahassee, Florida, United States 
Operations Engineering InternCypress Creek RenewablesAsheville, North Carolina, United States and 2 more

International Development & Trade:

Policy Associate – J-PAL North America Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Teacher (Bilingual English/Spanish) $5,000 Relocation Assistance $1,500 sign-on bonusBethany Christian ServicesHavertown, Pennsylvania, United States

Public & Global Health:

Malaria Task Order Finance Associate, GHSC-PSMChemonics InternationalArlington County, Virginia, United States 
The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global HealthThinkWell GlobalManila, Philippines and 3 more
Policy Analyst and/or Research AssistantDuke-Margolis Center for Health PolicyWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Nonprofits/Advocacy/Social Justice & Policy/Child Welfare:

App Design & Development Internship Opportunities (Remote) – Spring/Summer/Fall 2021Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,Los Angeles, California, United States of America and 3 more
Immigration Policy Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Summer 2021 Federal Intern, DCThe Vera Institute of JusticeWashington, District of Columbia, United States