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The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia is a state agency located in Atlanta, Georgia that operates as an independent authorizer for charter schools. The Commission was created by the Georgia General Assembly to enable increased school choice options through the development and support of high quality charter schools throughout the state. The Commission regularly reviews petitions for new start-up charter schools, and it also reviews the academic and overall performance of existing Commission charter schools to ensure academic and fiscal accountability as well as legal compliance with the terms of the charter contract. The Commission also works with charter school petitioners and operators to locate and develop resources and partnership opportunities with community stakeholders. The Commission is attached to the Georgia Department of Education for administrative purposes.
Candidates interested in working for the Commission should submit either by U.S. mail or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Kristen Easterbrook
State Charter Schools Commission
1470B Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Please reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.
Announcement - SCSC-07 All Job Openings
Job Title:Spring 2014 Interns
Post Date:October 22, 2013 (Updated: November 12, 2013)
Apply by:All application materials must be received by November 22, 2013. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
Job ID:Temporary, part-time, hourly
Location:1470B Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:State Charter Schools Commission
Description of Duties:Interns will be integrally involved in the 2015 Commission Petition Review Process by reviewing petitions, conducting research projects, and drafting reports. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in the General Assembly's legislative session by tracking bills, attending committee meetings, and performing other session related tasks. Interns may also be responsible for assisting with the review of current performance of Commission charter schools and analyzing relevant data. Interns can expect to gain valuable insight into Georgia government, education law, the charter school movement, educational reform, and the workings of a state agency while simultaneously honing research and writing skills. Interns will also be privy to agency meetings, meetings with external stakeholders, and interviews with charter school petitioners. The internship program will run January 21, 2014 through May 2, 2014, but start- and end-dates can be flexible. Interns are expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Minimum Qualifications:

Who we need: The Commission is looking for interns who are currently enrolled in graduate programs for education policy and/or education law and are interested in learning more about the charter school movement. Ideal candidates will demonstrate superior academic performance in their program of study; interest and knowledge in the charter school movement; excellent analytical, research, and writing skills; and a proactive attitude.

Note: Applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a transcript of grades (a copy of an official transcript will suffice), a cover letter explaining your interest in the Commission, and a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages). Applications that do not contain all required documents will not be reviewed.

Preferred Qualifications:
Salary/Benefits:Hourly rate: $10.00

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.
It is the policy of the State Charter School Commission not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the State Charter School Commission employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the State Charter School Commission are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.