Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Research Intern (Metropolitan Housing & Communities Center) with the Urban Institute

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.
The Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities (Metro) Policy Center is seeking a temporary summer researcher to assist on several research studies related to housing, community/economic development, program evaluation, and neighborhood level data.
Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting researchers on ongoing projects and developing resources for future research. Tasks may include literature reviews, telephone inquiries, organizing existing data sets, and analyzing data. The temporary researcher will also assist with descriptive statistics, mapping, writing for a research audience, and supporting research convenings.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in progress, with proven research experience, at least one completed quantitative methods course, and an interest in housing policy and/or community economic development. He or she must have a strong independent work ethic, ability to multi-task and be highly organized. Experience with ArcGIS and/or SAS is a plus.
Only those major job duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.
Read more and apply here