Fall Internship

Who We Are

The State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) of Georgia is a state agency located in Atlanta, Georgia that operates as an independent authorizer for charter schools. The SCSC was created by the Georgia General Assembly to enable increased school choice options through the development and support of high quality charter schools throughout the state. The SCSC regularly reviews petitions for new start-up charter schools, and it also reviews the academic and overall performance of existing SCSC charter schools to ensure academic and fiscal accountability as well as legal compliance with the terms of the charter contract. The SCSC also works with charter school petitioners and operators to locate and develop resources and partnership opportunities with community stakeholders.

Who We Need

The SCSC is looking for interns who are currently enrolled in graduate programs for education policy, education law, economics, public finance or a related field and are interested in learning more about the charter school authorization process. Ideal candidates will demonstrate superior academic performance in their programs of study; interest in and knowledge of the charter school movement; excellent analytical, research and writing skills; and proactive attitudes. Interns can expect to evaluate relevant charter literature and draft white papers. Interns will also be responsible for assisting with monitoring Commission Charter Schools’ performance and analyzing relevant data. Interns can expect to gain valuable insight into Georgia government, education law, the charter school movement, educational reform, and the workings of a state agency while simultaneously honing research and writing skills.

Interns are paid at a $12 hourly rate and work a maximum of 20 hours per week. The internship program will run August 7, 2017 – December 15, 2017. Start and end dates can be flexible.

Please submit applications via email to Sarah.Beck@scsc.georgia.gov. Note: the application requires the submission of a resume or curriculum vitae, a transcript of grades (a copy of an unofficial transcript will suffice), a cover letter explaining your interest, the contact information for two references and a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages). 

Applications that do not contain all required documents will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be received by June 23, 2017. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.