Summer 2013 Research Intern
Measure of America is currently seeking an intern to assist in researching, writing, and producing papers, reports, and online tools. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to participate in the development of future online reports for the program, and who wants to hone his or her research and writing skills in the process. The ideal intern would be able to come into the office 3–5 days per week for a minimum of two months or 2-3 days per week for a minimum of two and a half months.
Duties, which will be performed under the supervision of program staff, include
- conducting literature reviews on diverse topics in the social sciences and public policy;
- writing short texts and possibly longer policy briefs that may be included in published reports;
- contributing to the project’s online communications efforts; and
- participating in statistical research and data collection.
Applicants must be graduate students in the social sciences, human rights, public policy, or international affairs (though advanced undergraduates and recent graduates will also be considered) and must have
- a demonstrated interest in domestic social policy issues;
- a strong academic background and excellent writing skills; and
- a high level of comfort with using data to make arguments (advanced statistical training helpful but not necessary).
Please note that this internship is unpaid
with a small stipend for travel. When possible, school credit will be given.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and two writing samples (maximum 10 pages) in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond individually to unsuccessful candidates.
The Social Science Research Council Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.