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The Institute for Student Achievement Summer Internship in Program Monitoring & Evaluation

About the Institute for Student Achievement

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) partners with schools and districts to transform school and classroom environments, and educator practices, in ways that effectively meet the social-emotional, and academic learning needs of students, particularly those from historically and structurally underserved backgrounds. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an evidence-based approach to comprehensive school reform that significantly improves student outcomes, ISA provides job-embedded coaching and other forms of professional learning supports to strengthen educator capacities for strategic planning, design, and implementation of instructional and organizational change.

The ISA Internship Experience

The summer intern will work virtually with ISA's monitoring evaluation and research team on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for ISA's equity and school improvement services lines. The intern is expected to perform a wide variety of M&E related tasks including conducting literature reviews, creating logic models, developing M&E tools, data collection and analysis, and providing inputs to M&E reports.

Applicants with an interest and expertise in the following would be an excellent fit for this internship:

  • K–12 education
  • Equity in education
  • Diversifying the educator workforce
  • Educator professional development and learning
  • Program monitoring and evaluation


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently pursuing a graduate program in education, public policy or related field
  • Professional experience and/or graduate level course work in social science research methods and/or program evaluation methods.


  • The application process is currently closed.


  • Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by March 31, 2022.


  • Eight weeks: June 6, 2022–July 29, 2022


  • $6,000 salary


The main criteria for selection will be the match of applicant qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the ISA's monitoring evaluation and research team. ISA values interns who bring a diversity of interests and lived experiences to ISA. We strongly encourage students from historically and structurally underserved groups and backgrounds to apply. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.