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Research Summer Intern - Youth, Family, & Community Development (Masters or Doctoral students)

Pay25.00 - 30.00 / hour
Employment typeOther

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 12974

      AIR is currently seeking a Research Intern to join our team during our 2024 Virtual Summer Internship Program. AIR's 2024 Virtual Summer Internship Program is designed to identify, attract, and hire the best talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool. Spanning 10 - 12 weeks, AIR's paid summer program provides Interns with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build lasting professional connections.

      Join AIR as a Research Intern with our Youth, Family, and Community Development program to foster equitable pathways for young people, families, and communities to thrive.

      Our research and evaluation and technical assistance work is strengths-based, with a cross-sector approach involving collaboration with programs, providers, and systems in these content areas:
      • Public Health, Schools, and Communities (community engagement, comprehensive safety in schools and in communities, mental health promotion and school-based mental health services, school discipline, social determinants of health, suicide prevention, trauma-informed care and approaches, and violence prevention)
      • Thriving Youth & Justice Systems (adolescent science, criminal justice and policing, intergenerational supports for families impacted by the justice system, juvenile justice, re-entry and supports, restorative justice, social justice, youth engagement, and youth led movements)
      • Whole Child Learning & Development in K-12 Educational Settings (conditions for learning, mindsets and mindfulness, restorative practices, school climate, science of learning and development, and social and emotional learning and related frameworks)
      • Youth Development & Family Engagement (arts, community schools, family engagement, nature and environmental education, out-of-school time, sports, youth engagement, and youth leadership development).

      Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations.This does not include U.S. territories.

      About AIR:

      Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

      AIR's commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone's unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


      The responsibilities for the position include:
      • Coordinate activities for research projects and support project management
      • Clean, code, and analyze data from survey data, interviews, documents, and extant data using the appropriate scientific approaches and software (e.g. NVivo, STATA, R, or SPSS).
      • Prepare documents, portions of reports, briefs, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses
      • Communicate effectively, orally or in writing, with clients, site-based staff, and other evaluation stakeholders.
      • Work independently and in team-based projects


      Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
      • Must be a current student (for the duration of the internship) enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program within in Social Sciences (i.e., Economics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.)
      • Qualitative data coding and analysis experience using NVivo or similar software
      • The research project focuses on trauma-responsive educational approaches in schools, so some knowledge of how schools in the U.S. function and how students are supported (for example, multi-tiered systems of support, the roles of counselors, etc.) is a plus but not require

      • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.
      • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
      • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment


      International students who are studying at an accredited U.S. college or university under F1 visas are eligible to apply under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) stipulations.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

      AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

      This position offers $25.00-$30.00 per hour. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the organization and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the salary for candidates that are based in the United States.

      AIR maintains a drug-free work environment.

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