Our Mission

At Higher Ground Education, we're driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the

world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. We believe that the key to international education reform lies in modernizing and mainstreaming the hugely impactful Montessori pedagogy.

Since our founding in 2016, we have opened over 45 beautiful schools across the U.S. serving students from birth through high school. We have also launched an innovative training organization to fuel our growth. We're on track to open 20 schools in the next 12 months (including additional international schools!).

About the Role

We are an education start up looking for a qualified intern to join our Compliance and Licensing Team this summer. We are seeking an intern that can participate in and add value to a range of tasks as we move to license and open more schools over the summer busy season.

We are looking for candidates majoring in Paralegal Studies, Pre-Law, Government Relations, Public Policy, or Psychology. Other majors may be considered.

You should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship with experience in the full cycle of researching, preparing, applying, negotiating, and obtaining new school and early childhood licenses and permits. We provide a paid internship program that will provide you with hands-on training and a flexible schedule.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  •  The ability to work from the Lake Forest Office
  •  Strong communication skills
  •  Strong attention to detail
  •  Display professionalism for internal and external clients
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  •  Proficient in Adobe Acrobat
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Passion for and alignment with our mission

We will prefer you over other candidates if you have

  •  Previous Early Childhood Education or Regulatory experience
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  •  An interest in regulatory compliance and government affairs
  • ·An interest in Early Childhood or Montessori Education

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