The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

PEW Research Center Internship Opportunity: Paid

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Summer Intern - paid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Policy Research 

Start Date: June 3rd, 2020 

Wage or benefits: Undisclosed 

Time CommitmentFull-time, ending on or before August 23rd

Desired Class Year: Rising Juniors and Seniors

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all backgrounds 

Application Deadline:Rolling

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Brief Description of the organization:

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. The research center does not take political positions on issues. The organization follows U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Responsibilities will vary depending on the placed department. The following departments are seeking interns: Science and Society, International Survey Research Methods, Data Labs, Fact Tank, Social and Demographic Trends, International Religion, Demography of Religion, Domestic Survey Research Methods, Global Attitudes, Global Migration & Demography and Hispanic, U.S. Politics, Journalism, Design

How to apply: 

The application will include: 

  • Your resume.
  • Statement of purpose (cover letter)
  • To avoid applicants submitting multiple applications, in your cover letter, list which teams you are the most interested in applying for. Your application materials will be shared with each of those teams.
  • Highlight your skills and describe in detail your quantitative and statistical experience, including use of specific statistical software programs.
  • Specify which research areas you are most interested in applying for and why those areas are of interest.

This is an employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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