We are seeking a candidate who has experience conducting research or teaching young children (age 0-8) to serve as an intern with the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the translation of research to practice. The position would be flex-time and dedicated to helping us research and write about early childhood development and literacy, and antiracism. If you have knowledge of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, Roots and Wings, or other frequently used early childhood curricula that would be helpful, but not essential.  Also helpful would be an interest in cultural competence as it relates to indigenous, Asian, Black, or Latino students and knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma with young children. This is a voluntary position, with the expectation of approximately 8-10 hours a week for a period for 3 – 6 months, and the potential for some paid contractual work. We can collaborate with universities to help with credit arrangements. Preference will be given to graduate students in master’s degree or doctorate programs with excellent writing/communication skills. The primary work will involve conducting background research and writing for our monthly eNewsletter distributed to 5,000 educators in the US and our blog post, or assisting with publication of a book we are developing on heart centered approaches to antiracism in early childhood.

CEI’s goal is to accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices that address the holistic needs of students and staff. We guide educators as they create a culture and context for students to become enthusiastic lifelong learners. We also offer practical solutions that help early childhood, elementary and secondary teachers, principals, school psychologists, and other school staff reduce stress and symptoms of burnout, anxiety, and depression, including the vicarious trauma that affects many educators and school staff. Learn more about our focus and research areas.

To apply please submit a resume, a letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and 2-3 references to . Visit our website for additional information on our work (www.edimprovement.org).