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The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, non-profit organization, led by Celina Moreno, J.D. Our mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs.

IDRA’s Summer Internship Program

IDRA’s internship program is for individuals who are dedicated to equal educational opportunity for all children and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are capable of doing staff-level work under minimal supervision. Interns are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Interns work closely with designated IDRA staff to develop and execute projects that will further IDRA’s mission. This enables interns to broaden their professional skills and experiences. Assigned projects are based on the intern’s qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the organization.

Ideal candidates should possess the following:

- Good communication skills – written and verbal
- Ability to present oneself in a professional manner
- Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
- Ability to produce high-quality, thorough work
- Ability to work independently and to function as part of a team
- Knowledge of using office and technological equipment or capable of learning to do so
- Self-motivation
- A strong desire to learn

The 2022 summer internship will begin in early June and will operate remotely for 8-10 weeks and 20-30 hours per week. Dates and hours are flexible and based on an individual’s needs. Interns may receive academic credit for their work through their school. Academic credit is to be managed between the individual and the school solely.  

In addition to work projects and learning, IDRA’s summer internship program will include experiential learning connected to critical work and practice, lunch and learns, social networking, access to a post-internship network, and a culminating project presentation.  

Education Law Intern Description
IDRA is seeking an Education Law Intern to support the work of the Legal and the Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement teams. The education law intern will report to the chief legal analyst and assist with researching and publishing legal analysis of significant developments in education law; support the legal team in preparing amicus briefs in the Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court on significant pending civil rights cases (including defending the Texas Dream Act and affirmative action); participate in internal and external strategy sessions for impact civil rights litigation; and assist with investigations into civil rights issues.

Up to $25 per hour, depending on education level and work experience.

Application deadline: Open until position is filled.

IDRA is an equal opportunity employer. Please email if you have any further questions concerning IDRA's internship opportunities.