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Research Intern

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    Research Intern

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Research Intern position within the Counties Futures Lab.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    The intern will work with the Research team in collaboration with the Programs and Practices team for January through May 2021, with a possible extension based on need.  The intern will assist in completing on-going research, data projects and provide technical and administrative support.

    Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:

    • Excellent writing skills
    • Strong data and analytical skills necessary
    • Strong customer service and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Proficiency with statistical software package, such as STATA, R, or Python, preferred
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel and Word skills should be at intermediate level or higher
    • Comfort in handling large databases of county-level data
    • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks under short deadlines
    • Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Background in Economics, Public Policy, Statistics/Mathematics, Geography, or related field

    Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), recent college graduates and graduate students majoring in economics, political science, public administration, public policy, other social sciences or related fields of interest to NACo are encouraged to apply.

    Preference will be given to students with an interest in local/state government careers.

    Hours/Salary

    Interns typically work at least 3 full days, up to 24-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship is paid.

    Application Procedures

    To apply for an internship, please send a resume to research@naco.org.

    In your email, indicate your availability (approximate number of hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so applying early is encouraged.

    Additional Note

    Interviews will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. The intern may have the opportunity to telework by discretion of the Associate Research Director, though interns should primarily reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region for the duration of their internship.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Research Intern position within the Counties Futures Lab.
    2021-12-06
    Job post
    2021-12-07
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Research Intern position within the Counties Futures Lab.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will work with the Research team in collaboration with the Programs and Practices team for January through May 2021, with a possible extension based on need.  The intern will assist in completing on-going research, data projects and provide technical and administrative support.

Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong data and analytical skills necessary
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with statistical software package, such as STATA, R, or Python, preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel and Word skills should be at intermediate level or higher
  • Comfort in handling large databases of county-level data
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks under short deadlines
  • Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Background in Economics, Public Policy, Statistics/Mathematics, Geography, or related field

Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), recent college graduates and graduate students majoring in economics, political science, public administration, public policy, other social sciences or related fields of interest to NACo are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to students with an interest in local/state government careers.

Hours/Salary

Interns typically work at least 3 full days, up to 24-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship is paid.

Application Procedures

To apply for an internship, please send a resume to research@naco.org.

In your email, indicate your availability (approximate number of hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so applying early is encouraged.

Additional Note

Interviews will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. The intern may have the opportunity to telework by discretion of the Associate Research Director, though interns should primarily reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region for the duration of their internship.