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Graduate Research Intern (Chicago/Hybrid)

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Feeding America

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🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Chicago

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Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development•Chicago

Description

  • The paid internship program is designed to give you an opportunity to complement your formal education with career-related experience. The internship provides a stimulating and substantive work experience, coupled with an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of Feeding America.
  • Feeding America is seeking an intern for the 2024-2025 school year to support the work of the Research and Evaluation Department. This paid internship will contribute to innovative, rigorous research and dissemination activities that support understanding the experience of hunger and what solutions work to address food insecurity.  
  • The internship is 24 hours per week during the school year.  
  • Interns are expected to be student learners and not expected to be experts on research or food insecurity. Interns will support research projects and be mentored on various skills and competencies as they gradually take on more responsibilities. Over the course of the internship, we ask students to bring enthusiasm and curiosity to the position as they expand their knowledge, skillsets, and abilities.

Requirements

  • Required qualifications:
  • Graduate student working towards a Master’s or doctoral degree in data science or the social sciences, including (but not limited to) public health, social work, public policy, or public administration.
  • Strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of access and utilization of scholarly research.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically as part of a team and within broad coalitions.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications required, especially Excel.
  • Committed to organizational mission of ending hunger.
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working in or studying social services, public policy or administration.
  • Experience using statistical software (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS) to conduct data analysis preferred.
  • Experience in survey research and survey software (e.g., Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey) preferred.
  • Experience working with data visualization tools such as Tableau and infographics preferred.
  • Second year graduate student preferred, or first year graduate student with additional professional experience.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Masters
PhD

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development

Responsibilities

  • Apply principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout all research and evaluation initiatives.
  • Support program evaluation projects for the network of 200 partner food banks.
  • Provide project-based support to key Feeding America research teams to help gather information about and better serve households who experience food insecurity (e.g., our annual Map the Meal Gap study).
  • Collaborate with Research team members to provide technical assistance to other Feeding America teams/departments, including Innovation, Communications, Government Relations, Member Grants, and Strategic Capacity Development.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret secondary data, including quality control checks and data reviews, as well as support the creation of data visualizations (using Tableau) and infographics.
  • Conduct literature reviews and support the development of analytic briefs and reports while ensuring the integrity of research used by the organization.
  • Learn and further develop various analytic software applications, applied research design, survey methodology, and measurement as well as learning about food insecurity and potential solutions.
  • Complete administrative and miscellaneous tasks as assigned.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Application deadline

Mar 15, 2024

Location

Chicago