Data and Quality Improvement Intern

There are three open positions that fall under our Data and Quality Improvement work, each described below.

Candidates with skills and interest in the areas of data analysis and quality improvement, but who are not interested in these projects as described, should still apply as there is a wide variety of work happening in this department that can be tailored to specific skills and learning interests.

  1. Data Design
    Despite the fact that Head Start programs generate a significant amount of data, much of it is not used to inform and improve practice. The Data Design Initiative aims to bring down barriers that hinder programs' abilities to collect, analyze, and share data and other evidence. Within the Initiative, there are more than a dozen projects underway. NHSA is looking for interns to support the Initiative as a whole and take the lead on a specific project based on their skills and interests. Candidates can review the most recent Progress Update to identify the projects that may interest them and develop their skills and interests.
  2. Parent Gauge
    Parent Gauge is a web-based tool, run by NHSA, that measures parent experience and the impact of your program's engagement efforts. NHSA is looking for an intern who can enhance the marketing and sales efforts and drive improvement in training and professional development. More details on the tool can be found at
  3. Data Analytics
    NHSA has a significant amount of internal data on everything from conference evaluations to email campaigns and is looking for an intern who can assist in pulling valuable information from this data to better serve its members. NHSA needs an intern with strong data skills to analyze the data for trends that can help the company support professional development needs, identify strong conference trainers, plan more successful email campaigns, and more.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to The candidate will need to provide their own computer or laptop with a webcam, internet connection, and phone to successfully meet the equipment requirements. If this is a barrier to participation, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications for all internship positions will be considered until the internship is filled.

NHSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.

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