About Communities in Schools:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.


About the Role:

As the data intern, you will support the data quality team with data collection, data cleaning, analysis, and data presentation efforts of the Research, Evaluation, and Data Team. Specific duties include:

• Merging, cleaning, and analyzing data from various sources, including the Communities In Schools data management system (CISDM) and open source data sets.

• Supporting the creation and administration of stakeholder (e.g., CIS network staff, school personnel, students) surveys.

• Supporting the communication of network, survey, and other data and analysis results to key stakeholders, through written reports and data presentations.

• Conducting research/literature reviews to support the development of demonstration initiatives and evaluations in areas, such as chronic absenteeism; college/career readiness; and social, emotional, and academic development.


About You:

You will have the following expertise, skills, and competencies.

• Current enrollment in a master’s program focusing on statistics, evaluation/research methods, education, public policy, or related field

• Experience with quantitative data analysis software (Excel minimum requirement; R a plus); experience with data visualization software preferred (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI)

• Demonstrated general data analytic skills (descriptive statistics minimum requirement; advanced analytics such as inferential statistics a plus)

• Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail, work independently and take initiative

• Knowledge of the field of education, nonprofits, or research/evaluation a plus

• Availability to work up 25 hours per week


What we offer:

• Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.

• A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #2 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.

• An opportunity to gain experience in a human resource function

• Commuter subsidy benefits.


Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories