The National Council on Teacher Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCTQ does not discriminate in its hiring and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Internship / Fellowship

The National Council on Teacher Quality offers paid Internships for undergraduate college students and paid Fellowships for graduates and graduate students. Our interns and fellows form an integral component of our team. Positions generally last 3-6 months, but can sometimes be extended. Pay is commensurate with experience.

NCTQ currently has three Internship/Fellowship opportunities available for the 2017-2018 school year:

Policy and Research Internship/Fellowship
Positions available: 2

The candidate: Applicants should be excited about the prospect of working closely with NCTQ policy experts to advance educator quality. Strong writing, research, and analytic skills, as well as facility with Excel are essential. An ability to juggle a variety of tasks and to work well both independently and with others are also essential.

Preference will be give to those with a demonstrated commitment to education policy, experience conducting policy analysis and writing literature reviews, a desire to learn, and a willingness to receive constructive feedback.

The experience: We aim to provide interns and fellows with varied experiences related to different aspects of teacher policy. This fall, there will be opportunities to contribute to projects such as our State Teacher Policy Yearbook initiative and our work to evaluate states' ESSA plans, among others.

Communications Internship/Fellowship
Positions available: 1

The communications candidate: For applicants, being active on social media is second nature. Your friends or a former employer would describe you as "creative." They would also say that "strong attention to detail" is one of your strengths.

Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to education policy, prior communications or marketing experience, a desire to learn, and a willingness to receive constructive feedback.

The communications experience: The Communications Intern/Fellow will play a critical role as part of NCTQ's communications team, helping to share our research and policy recommendations with our target audiences. In this role there will be ample opportunities to develop original digital and social media content across our websites and social media platforms as well as to test digital strategies such as Google AdWords campaigns and social media marketing.

To Apply

When applying, please specify in your subject line whether you are interested in Communications or in Policy & Research. In your cover email, please state when you are available to begin working at NCTQ and for how long you can stay.

Please send a resume and cover email to