Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Westat Summer Internships in Applied Social Sciences for College Graduates

The program is Westat wide and includes the following groups: Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Health, Health Studies, Health Communications, Human Factors, Psychology, Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Transportation. It’s a chance for graduate students to work with Westat researchers who can expose them to research that goes beyond theory and into the real world.  The program provides the interns with an opportunity to be in a mentoring relationship with seasoned researchers at Westat. 
To be considered, an applicant must submit a resume and cover letter expressing their research interests and what they hope to accomplish through the internship program. Other requirements include some research experience, course work and working knowledge of research methods and basic statistics. Facility is required in MS Windows, and familiarity with SPSS and/or SAS, Excel, and Word. A Bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2015 in child welfare, criminal justice, education, human factors, psychology, public health, behavioral health (substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health), transportation, or related discipline and being enrolled in or planning to attend a related master’s or doctoral program, is required. Compensation is $17 per hour.

The internship program is full time (40 hour work week) and runs for 10 weeks, from the first week of June through mid-August.  Applications will be accepted through February 28.

To apply, go to and enter the Job ID 8811BR in the space provided.