Location: RemoteLength: November 2020 – January 2021, 4-6 WeeksISE’s Engage, Educate & Train TeamISE’s Engage, Educate & Train (EE&T) Team supports programs at the Institute for State Effectiveness by leading educational initiatives and capacity building programming, based on ISE’s decades of on-the-ground experience and analysis, to equip rising public sector leaders with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to create inclusive policies and lead effective institutions. ISE’s EE&T flagship project is developing and launching a “Governance Reform Course” aimed at public sector professionals who want to learn about the transformative power of good governance. The course’s curriculum and learning materials are primarily based on ISE’s framework of the ten core functions of the state: governance, public financial management, infrastructure management, market engagement, asset management, human capital, rule of law, disaster preparedness, security, and citizen engagement. ISE is currently updating its “sourcebooks” (or manuals) on these ten core functions of the state, which will serve to create the curriculum for the Governance Course and as a how-to guide for academics and practitioners alike. These sourcebooks represent ISE’s codified knowledge and experience on modern considerations related to the value, challenges, development, and management of each of the state functions.ISE’s Engage, Educate & Train InternshipISE’s EE&T Internship is open to senior undergraduate and graduate-level students and will be based remotely. The goal of this Internship Program is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their research and writing skills, contribute to ISE’s knowledge building efforts, and gain experience working in the fields of international development, public policy and administration, governance, and global affairs.The objective of the internship is to support the EE&T team’s research on the state function of human capital. The intern’s work will support the drafting of ISE’s updated Human Capital Sourcebook, which focuses on the education and training dimension of human capital, summarizing ISE’s theoretical and practical perspective on the role of these systems, related policies, and innovations in shaping human capital development in the 21st century. The Human Capital Sourcebook is one of ten publications that will be transformed into curricula for ISE’s Governance Reform Course to be offered in the Fall of 2021.ISE pays a daily stipend (based on a full workday) to all interns, and interns will have regular consultations and progress reports with their supervisor(s). The period for the internship is 4 to 6 weeks with possible extension. The expected time commitment per week can range from 10 hours to 40 hours.Roles and ResponsibilitiesISE’s EE&T intern will conduct research on topics related, but not limited, to:Impact of recent global crises and conflict on human capital development and erosionEducation reform policies and initiatives from around the globeInternational indicators for human capital growthCase studies that reflect successful and unsuccessful reform effortsGovernance and institutional arrangements (e.g. centralized vs. de-centralized education systems)International actors and investment in development initiativesInnovations and policy/practice debates in education and training systems and service delivery, such as:Teaching methods (i.e. personalized learning, inquiry, simulations)Core subject areas and learning frameworks in K-12 educationFrameworks for socio-emotional learning and growthSchool’s provision of services for families and communityTypes of schools, including: public, charter, private, homeschooling, and community-based schoolingSchool administration practices, structure, and information managementTeacher evaluation methodsStackable credentialsPreferred QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have a background in public policy, public administration, international development or global affairs, with specific experience in education or human capital development. The candidate should also possess strong analytical and research skills in addition to the ability to write and communicate clearly. All interested candidates will be required to submit a writing sample and resume outlining their qualifications.To Apply:Email resume and cover letter (either as Word or PDF attachments) to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.comNo phone calls, please. Interviews are ongoing. We will accept applications until we fill the position.ISE is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.