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Communications Internship

What is it?

A primarily Montgomery-based internship program for college students that provides interns with hands-on advocacy and communications experiences through shadowing, social media management, and more. This program will be housed directly underneath the Communications Team and will answer directly to the Communications Director.

Goals of Program

  • To “build the bench” of Alabama students who are proficient in communications/advocacy
  • To build the capacity of A+ Communications
  • To widen our reach with new innovative content and social media strategies
  • To further develop a reputation as a trusted, accessible, and reputable resource for the public
  • To engage more with Alabama students so as to keep our work proximate and innovative


  • College students in Communications, Marketing, Political Science, or related field


  • Assist in management of day-to-day social media posting and content creation
  • Create and Implement a unique social campaign centered around either organization’s programmatic or advocacy work
  • Shadow both policy and communications team and actively participate in planning meetings around communications
  • Assist with SVT resources and content creation as needed


Either part time (10-20 hrs/week) or full time (30+ hours/week) depending on needs for internship class credit or time availability of intern. Internships would take place either by semester (fall, spring, summer) or by school year (fall-summer) depending on availability of intern and requirement of class credit. Stipends and travel reimbursement to be considered. 

See Job Description Here.

For questions or to apply, please email Megan Skipper.

Alabama Best Practices Center Program Coordinator

The Alabama Best Practices Center, a program of the A+ Education Partnership, seeks an organized,
committed, talented individual to help support, manage, and grow our programs and networks across
the state. The ABPC helps teachers and administrators develop the competence, commitment and
courage to do whatever it takes to improve student learning through professional learning networks of
educators and related activities.

Some of the responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include:

Managing the ABPC Networks and Related Professional Learning: The ABPC currently manages three
networks: The Key Leaders Network, comprised of district and school leaders; the Powerful
Conversations Network, comprised of school teams from across the state; and the Instructional
Partners Network, comprised of school-based instructional coaches and teacher leaders.
Managing includes invoicing individuals and teams, overseeing participation, awarding professional
learning units for every qualified network member, and communicating to/notifying the network
members of any and all schedule updates and changes and opportunities.

Meeting Planning: Schedule and coordinate logistics of network meetings. This includes arranging
meeting locations, meals, tracking attendance, and coordinating the development, proofing, and
preparation of meeting materials. Set-up and maintenance required at most meetings. Some travel is
required including overnight stays and early morning same-day in-state travel.

Managing Data: Help Executive VP manage maintain and improve data collection, including
identification of new data to be collected and analyzed. Help plan evaluation and collect necessary
data. Analyze data for trends and provide information and insights to EVP. Knowledge and use of
Microsoft Excel and Google Docs and related software are required.

Communications Support: Manage the ABPC website and social media accounts. Assist with webinars,
Google Hangouts, and other online communication tools.

Office Support: Assist with office management of A+ Education Partnership, including helping answer
the phone, attending staff meetings, being part of an ongoing learning community.

See Job Description Here.

For questions or to apply, please email Cathy Gassenheimer.

A+ College Ready Logistics Assistant

A+ College Ready, a program of the A+ Education Partnership, seeks an organized, committed, talented individual to help set-up and manage educator professional development events across the state. A+ College Ready trains teachers statewide to raise rigor in middle and high schools, open the doors of Advanced Placement to underrepresented students, and provide Computer Science training to teachers at every grade level.

Some of the responsibilities of the Logistics Assistant include:

  • Assist in managing incoming mail and packages and perform general office duties: copying, organizing training materials,
    mailing checks, and general data entry
  • Provide support to Logistics Manager with set-up and management of educator professional development events
  • Assist the Logistics Manager in collaboration with appropriate staff members to develop online registrations for educator
    professional development events, including the creation and management of online registrations for designated events
  • Travel to and provide on-site event management and support during designated training events (may require up to five
    consecutive overnight stays during certain training events)
  • Assist the training team with communication of training event details, including but not limited to, arranging catering
    services, negotiating hotel rates, and other event planning needs
  • Place print and materials orders with designated vendors, in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, to ensure timely
    delivery for use at each event
  • Compile accurate event attendance records for use by the A+ College Ready team members in a timely manner
  • Manage the PowerSchool platform to create training events, review and award professional learning credit for Alabama
    educators (Note: training will be provided)
  • Participate in all A+ College Ready program development meetings, and regular team meetings
  • Collaborate with Logistics Manager, Program Directors, and A+ College Ready Finance Director as appropriate for budgeting

See Job Description Here.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Teri Thompson.