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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:

Daniela Belton
State Charter Schools Commission
1470B Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
daniela.belton@scsc.georgia.gov
 
Please reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.
Announcement - SCSC 14-01 All Job Openings
Job Title:Spring 2014 Interns
Post Date:March 5, 2014
Apply by:All application materials must be received by March 28, 2014.
Job ID:
Location:205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, 1470B Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:State Charter School Commission
Description of Duties:
Interns will be integrally involved in the 2015 Commission Petition Review Process by reviewing petitions and observing charter petitioner interviews. Interns will be asked to assist with the review of the current Commission Charter Schools by conducting research projects, drafting reports, and analyzing relevant accountability 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 and meetings with external stakeholders. The internship program will run April 2014 through August 2014. Candidates are asked to start immediately, but there can be flexibility with start- and end-dates.
Minimum Qualifications:
Who We Are
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.
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.
 
Please submit applications electronically according to the directions posted on the Department of Education's website.  Note: These directions require the submission of a resume or curriculum vitae, a transcript of grades (a copy of an unofficial 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:
Interns are paid at a $10 hourly rate and are expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

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.