Thursday, April 28, 2016

Data Science Internship Summer 2016

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organizations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. The U.S. coalition consists of 40 faith-based, humanitarian, anti-corruption and tax-justice groups.  PWYP-US is housed in the offices of Oxfam America in Washington, DC.

There is a rolling deadline for this internship, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. This is a paid internship opportunity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with research projects focusing on corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector, or other related issues
  • Utilize open data and data visualization to conduct analysis of extractives information
  • Develop traning modules to instruct activists on how to use open data
  • Seek out, attend and report back on relevant DC events such as Congressional hearings, policy discussions or symposiums
  • Administrative duties such as note-taking, updating the website or other tasks as needed
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
  • a significant background in areas such as: data analysis, computer science and coding, or economics and statistics
  • fluency in mapping or data visualization (mapbox, d3, etc)
  • strong analytical, research and writing skills
  • an interest in and familiarity with data analysis and research
  • a willingness to contribute where necessary to achieve the objectives of PWYP-US
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • knowledge of issues related to international relations, environmental science, natural resources extraction, governance, anti-corruption efforts or the EITI
  • familiarity with existing extractives data (Open Oil databases, EITI reports, and USEITI data in particular)
  • understanding of extractive industries contract terms and payment structures
  • data storytelling experience
  • foreign language skills
TIME COMMITMENT:
  • Approximately 20 hours/week for 6 months
Apply here.