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Graduate Research Intern, User Insights Lab

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Summer Internship

Research & Development


  • The UIL Summer 2024 Graduate Research Intern will be an integral member of the team during a formative time in the UIL’s journey. The Intern will support the team as we sharpen the UIL’s approach and build our consumer insights service by analyzing and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data related to clean cooking customers and potential customers. This will include conducting literature reviews to summarize the evidence base behind UIL hypotheses and projects, and conducting secondary “deep dive” analyses of UIL project data. Initial project topics relate to cookstove labeling, subsidy design, behavior change campaigns, and social network dynamics. Additional specific projects will be co-created with the Intern based on the candidate’s expertise and interest. Strong candidates will bring a foundational understanding of research, a drive to understand people and what drives their decisions, and experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis. More information about the UIL’s work will be shared during the interview process. 


  • Candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a graduate program.
  • Pursuing relevant graduate degree, such as: behavioral economics, psychology, international development, economics, global health, data science, or business.
  • Experience applying research skills including: literature reviews, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in at least 1 of the following areas: consumer insights research and strategy, behavioral science, diffusion of innovation, data analytics, customer experience, social network analysis.
  • Interest in energy access, climate action, global health, and women’s empowerment.
  • Creative mindset, strong willingness to take initiative and a desire to learn.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Miro are desirable.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Identify and synthesize multidisciplinary evidence to inform the UIL’s work; this includes: conducting literature reviews, consolidating third party reports, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and identifying and presenting key themes and research questions.
  • Develop artifacts that present data and insights from research in compelling ways to enterprise and public sector stakeholders (e.g. customer archetypes, problem mapping), based on interest and expertise.
  • Draft thought leadership blog pieces, case studies or papers, depending on interest and expertise.
  • Support development of the UIL’s prototype User Insights Hub (a data and research repository)
  • Participate in relevant meetings, such as team meetings, all-staff meetings, stakeholder interviews, internal webinars, and other learning opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

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