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Research Assistant Intern - Sample Surveys

American Institutes For Research

Customer Support Internship


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading 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 in the areas of education, health, workforce, and international development, among others. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal and state government organizations, foundations, and the private sector. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

We are seeking a Research Assistant Intern to join our Professional Services team for our 2020 Summer Internship program. This position is based in our Crystal City, VA office.

  • Provide support for a variety of sample survey and/or longitudinal studies. Examples of studies include: National Household Education Study, School Survey on Crime and Safety Survey, High School Longitudinal Study, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, and Middle Grades Longitudinal Study
  • Conduct data analysis and reporting of survey results and methodological survey research
  • Support the drafting and review of NCES products such as data documentation, Data Points, and blogs
  • Conduct data quality assurance checks and basic statistical analyses to produce summary statistics
  • Support qualitative research projects with schools, districts, and schools
  • Conduct literature reviews to help support potential survey design questions
  • Currently seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in such fields as economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, computer science, public policy, survey methodology, or other social science related fields.
  • Basic understanding of/exposure to statistics using large scale data, and basic descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Ability to use statistical software programs such as R, SPSS, or Stata to analyze data – a plus (not required)
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to rigorous quality control
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. #LI-JR1