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• Starts Jun 2

Summer 2024 - Research Intern, Unlocking Potential & Opening Doors

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in advancing systems of change, proficiency in data cleaning and management, commitment to race equity, critical thinking skills, and familiarity with criminal justice and housing policies.
  • The Research Intern will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, managing quantitative data, assisting with data analysis, and preparing reports and other communications products. The candidate will support senior research staff, clean and code data, and compile research materials for grant applications.

Summer Internship

Research & DevelopmentWashington, DC


  • The Research Intern will participate in one or more different research projects, focusing on quantitative data cleaning, management, and analysis, with opportunities to contribute substantively to projects. The Research Intern will also provide additional research and programmatic support for the Opening Doors and Unlocking Potential teams on an ad hoc basis. This is a supporting role, ideal for someone transitioning from an early career position within another organization or Vera, and who has emerging methodological and project management skills. In this role, researchers develop their skills and start to work more independently, with support, mentorship, and supervision from more experienced researchers. 


  • Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree or a demonstrated commitment to and experience with advancing systems of change through research
  • Commitment to race, equity, and inclusion
  • Some experience using research methods in academic or applied settings
  • Preferred:
  • Current or recently graduated Master’s or PhD student
  • Familiarity with the US criminal justice system and/or with US housing policies
  • Relevant lived experience
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities you'll bring:
  • Knowledge and experience with data cleaning and management methods and processes, including the use of codebooks, data interoperability procedures, merging, appending, and reshaping or manipulating data, creating variables, etc.
  • High level of organization
  • Ability to be self-directed, to independently problem-solve, and to take initiative
  • Strong orientation towards learning
  • The ability to analyze and think critically, to actively collaborate with coworkers, to develop and exercise judgement and make substantive contributions
  • Technical knowledge we need you to be prepared to use:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient with Stata, R, or Python statistical software (with a preference for Stata)

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Design and conduct literature review
  • Summarize literature review
  • As possible, assist with distilling review findings into bullet points for CBO grant applicationsData collection, management, and analysis:
  • Clean, code, and manage quantitative data and codebooks, instruments, or other research materials
  • Support data collection and sharing under the supervision of senior research staff
  • Support quantitative analysis of data, including OLS/linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, and longitudinal data analysis with unbalanced panels.
  • Write up / presentation of research:
  • Conduct background research and compile materials, including literature reviews
  • Prepare quantitative data, statistics, or data visualizations for reports and other communications products
  • Prepare format of reports, factsheets and other communications products, including citations


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 2, 2024


Washington, DC