Monday, March 13, 2017

Summer Paid Health Policy Research Internship with the Urban Institute

The Urban Institute Summer Internship is a PAID 8 – 10 Week program designed to provide students who are interested in research and public policy issues with “rewarding and substantive” work assignments that are valuable to our organizational mission. 
The Health Policy Center is currently looking for a Research Intern to help create a dataset describing the characteristics of communities in the United States, including, for example, housing affordability and quality, built environment characteristics, air/water quality, and crime statistics.  This dataset will be used to analyze the connections between neighborhood quality and health, advancing our understanding of how place affects health outcomes.    
How you'll contribute:
  • Help create a unique dataset describing neighborhoods in the United States.
  • Participate in analysis of the connections between neighborhood characteristics and health.
What you'll bring: 
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Strong data collection and data management capability, including experience with STATA.
  • Experience with one or more of the following is highly desirable; web scraping; Python; geocoding.
  • Exposure to national surveys such as:  the American Community Survey is a plus
What you'll experience: 
  • Participation in our “Welcome” Orientation
  • Opportunity to network with Researchers, Senior Professionals and others Interested in your professional growth and interests
  • Professional Development such as workshops and brown bags in addition to attending Public Urban Institute events
  • Informal feedback and check ins with your intern manager
  • Opportunity to present the value of your contribution and what you learned during our End of Summer Presentations
  • Program begins June 5, 2017

Apply here.