Posted 23 September, 2016 by Anneke Victorica

We’re looking for a research intern! Curious and diligent people welcome

Please note: Applications for this research internship are now closed!

Working with our highly collaborative team, our research intern will gain direct experience producing quality documentation and research that informs, supports, and influences.

The documentation and research projects we carry out work to facilitate and better understand the use of data and technology in social change work.


The internship will involve significant coordination, interviews, writing, editing, analysis, survey design, data cleaning, and desk research.

Our current Research Leads are based in New York and London, so applicants based there will have an edge in the application process. That said, we will consider qualified and passionate candidates based anywhere in time zones between GMT -6 and GMT +3.

You’ll be an integral part of our team. (And yes, we’ll pay you!)

What are we looking for?

Overall, we are looking for a diligent, enthusiastic, and curious intern, interested in working closely with a highly motivated team to carry out complex projects with humility, humour, and creativity.

Qualities we require:

  • Some college education is required, but ideally the intern will be in the course of graduate studies
  • Comfortable feeling confused and excited to learn (we spend a lot of time diving into the deep end)
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Enjoy diverse topics focused around social change, and learning a little about a lot
  • High energy, organised, and clear communicator in team environments
  • Subject matter experience and interest in one or more of the following areas: transparency and accountability, data and technology, political science, sociology, environmental protection, human rights
  • Prepared for a diverse team working largely remotely, and all the bonuses and challenges that brings.
  • Interested in learning about the nitty gritty of how research projects in an organisation such as ours get carried out, and pitching in with crucial parts of that.

We’ll be extra enthusiastic if you’ve got these qualities (not required):

  • Any additional languages will be considered an asset
  • Experience summarising research for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrable hard research skills like coding qualitative data, statistical methods, and other types of processing and analysis
  • Experience writing for the web
  • Love scanning the internet and finding new research, reports, or relevant postings about technology and social change work

Please note: Applications for this research internship are now closed!


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