Thursday, October 31, 2019

International Science and Society Research Internship, Pew Charitable Trusts

Position Summary Pew Research Center has an immediate need for an Intern to support its portfolio of international work related to the role of science in society. The successful candidate will be part of a team that studies attitudes about the impact of scientific research and innovation on society and how those views tie to behaviors around the world. You will assist with data management and statistical analysis of an international survey being collected in 20 publics around the world. Monitoring field work reports for potential quality control, running statistical analyses of data sets to identify potential problems with data or sample. Other responsibilities include fact-checking, proof-reading and background research, and producing charts and tables from data analyses. For these tasks, attention to detail, programming with statistical software packages and individual judgment are critical in maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality.

This will be a temporary part-time position, 20-25 hours per week for about 6 months. If you are looking for real world experience with international surveys, please submit your resume and cover letter online.
  • Statistical analysis of survey data 
  • Fact-checking and proof-reading 
  • Conducting background research and trend analysis  
  • Creating tables and charts in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • A “numbers” person with strong quantitative and statistical skills. 
  • Experience with SPSS, Stata, R or other statistical software 
  • Detail-oriented and have an ability to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products 
  • Ability to work well in a team setting 
  • Ability to balance numerous tasks simultaneously and to meet tight deadlines 
  • Familiarity with public opinion surveys conducted in the U.S. and cross-nationally is a strong plus 
  • Please confirm that you would be available to work about 20-25 hours per week and let us know if you have days of the week, hours, or dates that you are looking to work. • A resume.
Education/Training/Experience
  • Experience with data management and analysis in SPSS, Stata, R or other statistical software and at least one course in statistical methods. 
  • Familiarity with international survey research methods or issues at the intersection of science and society is desired 
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts if applicable (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). 
  • A cover letter highlighting your skills and describing in detail your quantitative and statistical experience, including use of specific statistical software programs.
Apply on LinkedIn For best consideration, apply by November 8.