THE JOINT PROGRAM IN REFUGEE STUDIES
A Call for Student Applications:
Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) seeks motivated U-M students with strong quantitative data analysis skills to provide technical guidance and support for WRC's quantitative survey analysis. WRC will also provide the intern with the opportunity to be a part of 1-2 research projects in order to gain understanding of the process of turning research into advocacy for humanitarian contexts. This is a position starting in May 2016 with a possible extension into the fall. Upon completion of internship activities, the U-M student will have the possibility of traveling to WRC headquarters in New York.
Overview of Position:
The intern will be involved in 1-2 projects to gain an understanding of the skills required when advocating for the rights of different refugee populations as well as support the cross-programmatic research needs by building the quantitative capacity of staff. The intern will learn how qualitative and quantitative research methods are utilized for different research needs in emergency contexts and will understand how research translates into advocacy work through participation in discussions and drafting policy and advocacy documents.
- Learn about research for advocacy purposes in humanitarian settings through engagement with 1-2 specific projects. Projects will be determined by intern interests.
- Participate in discussions and webinars related to the project
- Draft advocacy tools based on research findings
Student will provide support to WRC staff:
- Guidance and technical assistance with data cleaning, merging, running of frequencies, cross tabs, creation of new variables and other similar needs.
- Guidance and technical assistance determining statistical analysis plan based on research question and dataset.
- Guidance on statistical analysis and interpretation of results for programmatic purposes
Depending on desires of student: For a specific WRC project, student will manage the quantitative data analysis from a project survey and be responsible for the dataset including cleaning, merging, analyzing and reporting quantitative project data in consideration of the research question and project context. The student will be in close communication with WRC research staff.
- Expertise in quantitative data cleaning and analysis and comfort in utilizing SPSS and/or Stata
- Experience in merging datasets and managing datasets from start to finish, including cleaning, analyzing, and reporting data
- Experience with surveys in low-resourced settings
- Interest in humanitarian/international work
- Strong communication skills
- Highly organized and detail oriented
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Nichole Burnside at email@example.com.
An application for the fellowship consists of a brief statement of purpose and supporting documentation, as described below.
- Cover letter
- Statement of purpose (1 page) Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of reference
Additional information regarding the Joint Program in Refugee Studies
Additional information about Women's Refugee Commission please visit https://womensrefugeecommission.org/