Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center’s work is carried out by a core administrative and publishing unit and seven research projects that study U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends.
We are looking for graduate students to work with us this summer in investigating the ways that newly available ‘big data’ sources and methodologies could contribute to our ongoing research in our key areas: politics; religion; journalism; science and technology, Hispanics; social trends; and global attitudes. Interns will work both on particular Pew Research Center projects and assist senior staff in identifying new sources of data and methods of analysis.
The program is designed for students who are currently enrolled in a Doctoral or Master’s program and have completed at least one year of graduate work. Interns will work at Pew Research Center fulltime for a 12-week period. Each intern will be assigned to a research area and will be mentored by a senior research staff member. The assignment of the intern will be based on the needs of the research team and the educational background, skills, and experiences of the intern.
The strongest candidates will have skills in the following areas:
- machine learning
- data architecture
- data visualization
- advanced computational solutions
- text mining
- web search
- analyzing large and complex data sets
- geographic analysis and GIS
The position pays $20/hour and is subject to the employment policies of the Pew Research Center, including a confidentiality agreement.
Pew Research Center will accept applications on a rolling basis, beginning on the first day the job position is posted. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, March 31, 2014. Complete applications include the following:
- A cover letter highlighting your skills and stating why you are a good fit for the Center
- A resume
- Two professional references with contact information
Applicants should send complete applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses can also be mailed to:
Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
We are an equal opportunity employer.