Graduate Internship, Early Childhood

Boston, MA, US
Mar 19, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
**This is an intern position for Spring/Summer 2019. Employment is seasonal and temporary**

POSITION OVERVIEW: There are multiple projects to support Early Childhood Department, especially for Universal Pre-K and Summer Early Focus. Please review the project descriptions linked below, and specify in your response which opportunity you are interested in.

The Department of Early Childhood of the Boston Public Schools (DEC) has received national acclaim for its Pre-K program that aligns curricula, professional development, and coaching into a cohesive model, garnering some of the strongest effects of any public Pre-K program studied. Our success has led to vertical growth, with our innovative Pre-K through 2nd grade curricula and supports ( Focus on Early Learning ), as well as broadening our Pre-K scope through Universal Pre-K.

REPORTS TO: Hiring Manager for each project is noted in each job description link, in addition to the Project Manager of BPS Department of Early Childhood.


See linked job descriptions below. Please indicate in your application which role you are interested in.
  • Universal Pre-K - Data Analysis
  • Universal Pre-K - Compliance and Fiscal Monitoring
  • Universal Pre-K - Developing Financial Systems & Braiding Funds in Community-based organizations
  • Universal Pre-K - Connector System Development
  • Universal Pre-K - Comprehensive Services Systems Analysis
  • Summer Early Focus - Operations and Program Evaluation (job description under development - please inquire)
  • All employees must read and agree to the BPS 2019 Summer Program Terms of Employment .
  • Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with BPS payroll schedule.

  • HR/payment overseen by Blaire Horner of BPS Department of Early Childhood. Human resource-related questions should be directed to
  • Systems thinker who can develop a format that can be leveraged for future projects
  • Self-directed and comfortable with working independently
  • Ability to execute tasks within a tight timeframe
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Experience with the Google collaboration suite (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Presentations, Google Drive)
  • Flexibility with working remotely and on site
  • Willing to work in close collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood on shared goals in a student-centered, school-aligned, results-focused initiative.
  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
  • Master's Degree preferred
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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