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2015 Summer Research Intern

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Company/Organization: Institute for Womens Policy Research


Interns will provide administrative and research support to researchers. Duties include: assisting with literature reviews; desk research; data collection; fact checking; designing charts, graphs and tables; and answering phones.


Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, interest in policy research and women’s issues; and experience with statistics, economics or social sciences through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

All IWPR interns must have good computer skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and an interest in womens issues. Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, such as photocopying, answering phones, filing, and maintaining the library.

IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.

The Summer Internships go from early June to August. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Summer interns receive a small stipend.


40 hours/week


10 weeks, usually from early June to August

End Date:

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February 28, 2015
Additional Info:
Research areas for summer 2015:
- The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility.
- The work and welfare experiences of low-income women at the state and national levels.
- Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
- Expanding access to income supports for women such as Unemployment Insurance and Family Leave.
- Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality for college students with dependent children.
- Older womens economic issues, including social security and pensions.
- The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
gender  research  policy  women 
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