WestEd seeking education research/evaluation interns

Intern on computer

Under the guidance of experienced WestEd researchers, interns will participate as full team members on a range of research and evaluation projects. They will author sections of literature reviews, participate in quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting; help design evaluation plans and collaborate with the team to develop and submit proposals to funders.

It is expected that interns develop skills and experience in applied client-driven research while enhancing their ability to communicate results that are actionable and useful to a variety of audiences. 

Scope of work:

  • Conduct literature searches through online databases.
  • Contribute to literature reviews, reports, presentations, proposals and database management.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Develop programming, administer and analyze online surveys.
  • Participate in one-on-one interviews and focus groups.
  • Author and communicate technical results and arguments clearly to non-technical audiences.

They are currently seeking to fill one or more paid internship to help contribute to current projects, some of which include, but are not limited to:

  1. Working with a local school district to develop, implement, evaluate and refine a comprehensive school safety plan.
  2. Building Tableau dashboards and infographics from extant databases.
  3. Analyzing interview transcripts and survey responses for a variety of initiatives at post-secondary institutions.
  4. Authoring key sections of client-facing reports and proposals to government and non-government funders.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A. in program evaluation research or related field (policy, education, psychology, sociology, public administration, public health).
  • Coursework in research methodology that includes quantitative and/or qualitative methods, research design and/or program evaluation.
  • Ability to conduct online literature searches using academic databases.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of statistical applications (Stata or R preferable), Tableau and/or qualitative analysis packages (Atlas.ti preferred). 
  • Experience with administering online surveys.
  • Completion of Human Subjects Research course from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keyword: education.  

Deadline to apply is June 30.