Now accepting applications for summer policy and communications internships, research positions

March 8, 2013 | Economic Opportunity Institute

officeIf you’re a budding policy wonk, news geek or economic/social researcher, this is for you. The Economic Opportunity Institute is now hiring for several summer internships and research positions. Full details and application instructions via the links below.

Communications Internship, Summer 2013: 1 position

Calling all news and policy nerds! If you’re the type who loves to read (especially about public affairs, economics, and the like) and you can write quickly and clearly, then this could be a great opportunity for you. As a Communications Intern at the Economic Opportunity Institute, you’ll help support our strategic communications efforts, including: media outreach; audience research; website development and optimization; blogging and social media; and other related communications work. Projects may be tailored to satisfy requirements for school credit. Full description and application instructions »

Policy Internship, Summer 2013: 2 positions

At EOI, “wonk” is not a four-letter word. If you’ve got a knack for research, analysis, writing and strategic thinking – and love public affairs, economics, and related fields – you might enjoy this internship. You’ll conduct research in support of EOI’s policy work in one or more policy areas. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: work-life standards, retirement security, health care, higher education, state economic development, tax policy, and early childhood education. This position may also assist in drafting policy fact sheets, writing briefs, creating blog posts, and designing presentations that summarize research results. Projects may be tailored to satisfy requirements for school credit. Full description and application instructions »

Qualitative Researcher, Social Mobility Project, Spring/Summer 2013: 2 positions

The Economic Opportunity Institute is seeking candidates for two temporary qualitative research positions to help examine long term social and economic mobility in Washington state. The researcher will contact a diverse array of community members to identify individuals and families who are willing to share their personal stories; perform open-ended interviews with individuals; transcribe and code interviews; and analyze themes and experiences common – or unique to – the people being interviewed. Interviews will be edited to create stories and snapshots of economic mobility, and ultimately be published together with a separate quantitative analysis. Full description and application instructions »

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