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Summer Internship 2024 - Early Childhood Initiative

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Project Background
BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative is working to build a high-quality system of early care and education that supports all of America’s families. Early care and education programs, including child care, play a key role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to build a quality foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Child care also supports families and strengthens communities by allowing parents to participate in the labor force. However, millions of American families struggle to find quality, affordable child care in a safe, well-designed facility. The Early Childhood Initiative’s work focuses on engaging a diverse group of stakeholders—from parents and families to business and faith leaders—in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families. The initiative also works on understanding the need for and supply of child care across the country, and how federal, state, and local policies and innovations can increase access to quality child care.

The intern will work with project staff on writing and research, event planning, tracking news and congressional activity, and communications activities. Specific responsibilities will be determined based on the successful candidate’s interests and the needs of the projects. The intern will work towards the team’s overall mission to develop a national strategy to close the gap between what it costs to produce high-quality early care and learning programs and what parents can afford.


  • Must be an enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate school or be a recent grad
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Efficient worker with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Interest or experience in early childhood or related field

*This internship will need to be done in person in Washington D.C.


BPC has a robust summer program. Interns work full time, and will receive a $6,000 stipend for ten weeks of work. Interns must be rising juniors or above. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate program or a recent graduate. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.

Required materials (please submit as one PDF File):

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).

• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.

• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).


• Summer internships: March 7th

BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard.
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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