job posting: Research Associate Intern (AIR)

Overview:

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR’s vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

Responsibilities:

• Assists experienced professionals in a variety of research and analysis tasks by collecting, compiling and checking data using standard practices and techniques.
• Under close supervision, performs computer modeling, simulation or simple forecasting using standard software packages.
• Learns to apply specialized quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods.
• Works on assignments under close supervision implementing standard polices and procedures.
• Provides administrative project support to senior management and clientele, where applicable.
• Conducts literature reviews and writes sections of proposals and deliverables.
• Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects.
• Utilizes external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in progress required.

• Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently on detailed assignments.
• Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required.
• Basic experience with SPSS/SAS or survey research preferred.
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

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