K-12 Policy Intern

NYC or Remote | The Education Policy Scholar will work on projects that study and uplift the importance of diversity, justice, and equity in public schools. They will assist in documenting the growth and success of racial and socioeconomic integration strategies in K-12 education, and will present this content in a variety of forms, possibly including case studies, fact sheets, and interviews with students, teachers, and families. The Scholar should be able to look at school diversity through an intersectional lens, recognizing the importance of elevating the experiences of low-income students, LGBTQ students, English-language learners, and students of color in their work. The Scholar will also pay particular attention to possible ways low-income students can gain access to better schools through changes in housing policy, such as the elimination of exclusionary zoning policies, implementation of inclusionary zoning policies, or strengthening of Fair Housing Act enforcement.

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.


The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

TCF is currently working remotely. All TCF staff are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.