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Research Intern (Columbus Office)
Posted January 17, 2017
- Conduct research on issues impacting Ohio families, especially tax and budget, work and wages, public services, infrastructure, sustainability, education or asset building.
- Access public data and policies, work with datasets, assess policy outcomes.
- Write blog posts and/or co-write reports under staff guidance.
All interns will participate enthusiastically in a collaborative, mission-oriented, friendly workplace.
- Desire to explore and elevate public policy solutions that better serve working families;
- Devotion to creating a more equitable economy;
- High standards and attention to detail;
- Ability to write on research topics effectively;
- Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
- Comfortable computing basic statistics;
- Minimum of 24 hours per week in the summer;
- Ability to work independently and take initiative;
- Current undergrad or graduate student, or degree holder
Useful, but not required skills
- Experience in policy analysis and policy research;
- Coursework in political science, government, economics, or statistics;
- Experience with statistical programs, web design, or other specialized software;
- Desire to learn about or work in the nonprofit sector;
We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.
Being a Policy Matters intern is a great way to:
- Do substantive, interesting work in one or more policy areas, including tax and budget, economics, consumer protection, asset building, education, green energy;
- Learn how a policy research institute operates;
- Help produce high-quality research, provide support for our fundraising efforts, and/or assist in maximizing the effectiveness of our organization’s communications;
- Be a vital part of our small, enthusiastic, congenial staff;
- Help gain media attention for important issues facing working families in Ohio;
- Help us interact with policy makers.
Please email your résumé with a letter of interest and 4-7 page writing sample.
For Columbus: to Kalitha Williams at KWilliams@policymattersohio.org.
For Cleveland: to Michael Shields at MShields@policymattersohio.org.
It is recommended that applications for the summer be submitted by the first week of February. Materials will be accepted until the program is full.