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Research Impact and Communications Internship


Forum For Youth Investment


Ypsilanti (Remote, with possibility for hybrid)


Kimberly H. Robinson

Description of Internship Project and Intern’s Role and Responsibilities

This internship will work closely with the Forum For Youth Investment’s Weikart Center staff members to develop new written materials to clearly communicate about the work that we do to support youth programs, the key ideas underlying our approach to program quality and social and emotional learning, and the ways that these themes connect to the growing knowledge base in the field of youth development. They will work on updating and refreshing our existing technical writings into more accessible briefs and infographics for wider audiences, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) and the ways that the Weikart Center’s research and practice-based supports for SEL fit into broader conversations about SEL in education and other youth serving fields.

Time commitment (i.e., schedule, days per week needed)

Full or part-time internship depending on applicant’s preferences
Start date: May 3 (flexible)
End date: by August 19 (flexible)


$5,000 or $10,000 depending on time commitment decided upon during selection process

About the Organization

The Forum for Youth Investment is an action tank working with national, state, and local leaders across the country. Their mission is to change the odds that all young people are ready by 21—ready for college, work, and life. To achieve this mission, they use a range of strategies, from national thought leadership, policy alignment, community partnerships, and approaches to strengthen programs and practices that support young people. The Forum’s Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality supports out of school time systems to create and sustain continuous improvement systems that support positive youth development.