Research Associate Intern - Workforce Development
San Mateo, CA 
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    Job LocationUS-DC | US-CA-San Mateo
    Research Associate Intern - Workforce Development
    Job ID11170
    Job LocationUnited States
    Alternate locations San Mateo, CA
    CategoryInternship
    Overview
    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects in the areas of education, health, workforce, and international development, among others. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal and state government organizations, foundations, and the private sector. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

    AIR's Summer Internship Program is designed to identify, attract and hire the best collegiate talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool.
    Spanning 10 - 12 weeks, AIR's paid summer program provides Interns with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skill-set and build lasting, professional connections.

    AIR is currently seeking a Workforce Development Researcher Intern to join our Professional Services team for our 2019 Summer Internship Program.
    Responsibilities
    The Workforce Development Researcher Intern will work as part of a research and technical assistance teams on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

    *Conduct literature reviews
    *Perform data analysis
    *Work collaboratively on white papers geared toward new offerings for clients
    *Assist with the development of marketing materials
    *Contribute to labor research and capacity building projects and business development efforts.
    *Conduct strategic analyses to refine understanding of client needs
    Qualifications
    *Pursuing a master's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, psychology, education, sociology, demography, and related fields;
    *At least four years of research, social policy, data analysis and project management experience (may include experience gained through internships, part-time work, research assistantships)
    *Strong qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills
    *Excellent writing skills; understanding of how to communicate policy lessons from technical academic research in ways that policymakers/practitioners understand;
    *Excellent oral communication skills, including a capacity to collaborate professionally with clients, implementing partners, consultants, and other external stakeholders
    *Experience supporting proposal, budgeting and/or project management activities
    *Attention to detail and accuracy
    *Passion for bringing rigorous evidence to bear on policy and programmatic decision-making
    *Self-starter who is able to work independently, adaptably, and able to operate in ambiguity
    *Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and manage time.
    *The position is ideal for someone who enjoys working as part of a team, likes working in a startup atmosphere within a growing practice area, and is passionate about improving economic outcomes for disadvantaged populations

    AIR is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

     

    Position Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Type
    Part Time
    Period of Employment
    Open
    Type of Compensation
    Paid
    College Credits Earned
    No
    Tuition Assistance
    No
    Required Student Status
    Open
    Preferred Majors
    Other
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