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Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center Job Openings

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center aims to be the go-to resource for actionable evidence for state policy leaders as they develop and implement the most effective policies that ensure children get off to a strong start and thrive. We seek an energetic and experienced person to provide data management and analysis expertise and leadership to a team of research associates responsible for collecting and analyzing data to support work products, track data updates, and promote the use of data internally and to external partners.


Alliance for Early Success Careers

The Alliance for Early Success is a national nonprofit that works with early childhood policy advocates at the state level to ensure that every child, birth through eight, has an equal opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed.


Learning Policy Institute Careers

The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

Internships, Fellowships, and Post-Docs

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Fellowship at Strategic Data Project (SDP), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University

We are looking for researchers, analysts, and professionals with strong analytic capabilities, familiarity with research design, and evidence of leadership. There are two pathways into the SDP Data Fellowship: education data leaders can apply to be placed as full-time employees within one of SDP’s partner organizations or they can be nominated by their current employer to enroll as a fellow. Over two years, SDP Fellows work within an education agency, institution, or organization and participate in high-impact professional development with Harvard-affiliated staff and faculty. Fellows will have access to a cohort of colleagues and resources in either the PK12 or Higher Education networks.

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Fellowship at Pathwaves WA

Pathwaves WA Accepting Fellowship Applications! Pathwaves WA (formerly the WA Early Childhood Policy Fellowship) is now accepting applications for its inaugural cohort of Fellows! Our mission at Pathwaves WA is to transform early childhood systems so that every child and their community thrives. Our Fellowship is an employment-based Fellowship opportunity for leaders of color to build leadership skills, expand their knowledge of early childhood policy, and develop policy solutions using antiracist approaches. Learn more here:


Collaboration Fellow at Research-to-Policy

This opportunity allows junior scholars to gain hands-on experience with practicing and/or studying the cutting-edge of research translation for policy audiences. Trainees join the team as interns, becoming involved in at least one project. After interning for at least 150 hours, interns are promoted to fellows and given the opportunity to participate in a broader array of activities and may take on leadership positions relative to interns. Our trainee program is entirely remote, with meetings through Zoom and tasks discussed via project management software and Slack. If you reside in the DC area, however, there may be opportunities to attend in-person meetings with federal staffers, as public health guidelines allow. Trainees generally join one of two teams: Policy/Implementation or Evaluation/Data (see descriptions below). Opportunities to either join both teams simultaneously or switch between them may be available based on trainees’ skills and goals. When applying, applicants will be asked to indicate which team(s) they would like to join.

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