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Research Assistant, Summer 2017
Oregon Center for Public Policy

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Location: USA – Portland, OR

Description –

The Oregon Center for Public Policy is now accepting applications for a limited-term research assistant position in policy analysis for summer 2017. This is a paid, temporary position without benefits. The position is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates, from any academic discipline.

The Center is a non-profit organization conducting research and analysis to advance policies and practices that improve the economic and social opportunities of all Oregonians. Our published work can be found at www.ocpp.org.

The position is based in Portland. Partial telework arrangements may be negotiated. The research assistant position is approximately 35 hours per week, however, we will consider part-time applicants. Starting and ending dates are flexible, with a maximum term of 12 weeks.


The research assistant will work with the Center’s policy analysts on a variety of projects. Typical activities include:

  • Gathering research data.
  • Analyzing data using various software packages.
  • Developing charts, graphs, or informational pieces.
  • Developing written materials.
  • Editing the work of others.
  • Other duties as assigned.

A minor amount of time may be spent on administrative tasks.

Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed the sophomore year as an undergraduate.
  • Proficient in Excel and able to spend extended periods at a computer.
  • Completed at least one year of quantitative analysis coursework such as statistics, econometrics or data analysis and be comfortable working with quantitative data.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to protect confidential information.
  • Committed to the goals of the Oregon Center for Public Policy.

How to apply for an internship at the Oregon Center for Public Policy

Application Packet: To apply for an internship, please submit the following in a single PDF file:
1. A cover letter (see below).
2. A current resume.
3. If you are a current student, the name of a faculty contact with whom we may periodically communicate about the internship.
4. A list of three current references (a faculty contact may be one).
5. A short (3-5 pages) writing sample that demonstrates your writing ability.

The cover letter should include the following:
1. An explanation of why you want to intern with the Center.
2. A description of your areas of interest. Please be specific.
3. A description of your quantitative analysis experience and skills, including proficiency with software.
4. A description of what you hope to achieve during your internship.
5. How many hours per week you would like to work and your preferred start and end dates.
6. If relevant, a description of the academic requirements this internship will fulfill.
7. Any other information you feel is relevant to your candidacy.

Deadline: This is an ongoing recruitment and the Center will accept applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2017.

Process: The Center’s staff will conduct interviews with applicants. The research assistant position is competitive.

Address: Applications should be submitted in a single PDF file to: intern (at) ocpp.org.

Questions: Contact Janet Bauer, jbauer (at) ocpp.org.

To Apply

Apply online
here http://www.ocpp.org/internship-research-assistant-summer-2017
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Posted on 12 May 2017
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