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General Graduate Student Internships

General Graduate Student Internships
    Full-time and Part-time Internships Available
    Spring or Summer, Based in Washington, DC

    Up to $18/per hour, depending on skills and experience
    Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children at all stages of development. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analyses to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children. Founded in 1979, Child Trends helps keep the nation focused on children and their needs by identifying emerging issues; evaluating important programs and policies; and providing data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice.  For more information, please visit our website at:  http://www.childtrends.org.
    General Description

    Child Trends has an openings for full-time (37.5 hrs/week) and part-time graduate student interns to assist researchers. An interest and/or experience in child welfare, education, early childhood development, parenting, health, or other areas of Child Trends’ focus is strongly recommended.  We will work with the intern to accommodate his/her class schedule and exams.
    Typical Responsibilities and Duties

    ·      Conducts literature reviews and assists in synthesizing research findings.
    ·      Processes secondary data using SAS, STATA, or other statistical packages.
    ·      Enters, cleans, codes, and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data.
    ·      Produces presentations for conferences and helps format journal articles, briefs, and reports.
    ·      Manages meeting logistics, takes detailed meeting notes, and organizes project files.
    ·      Assists with clerical tasks, information requests, and photocopying, when necessary.
    ·      May perform other duties as assigned.




    ·         B.A. or B.S. in sociology, demography, public policy, economics, psychology, or related field required.

    ·         Excellent writing skills.

    ·         Strong analytical and organizational skills.

    ·         Some coursework and research experience in qualitative or quantitative research methods and statistics.

    ·         Experience with surveys or data collection preferred.

    ·         Must be a motivated worker and detailed oriented, with excellent grades.
    For spring start- please include desired schedule (hours per week) in your cover letter.


    How to Apply


    Apply to:  https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2013781.  Upload in one document your resume with a cover letter, indicate if you wish to have a spring or summer internship as well as the days and times you are able to work, salary requirements, transcripts, writing sample, and three professional references. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

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