ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Education Research Intern (West Virginia Based) in Helena, Montana
ICF's Youth and Adult Education portfolio is currently seeking a West Virginia-Based Education Research Intern to support a new college and career readiness evaluation based in the state. Interns are involved in development of data collection instruments, survey administration, interviews and focus groups, data synthesis and analysis, writing reports, literature reviews, data visualization, and other tasks as required. This position will contribute to a project for a West Virginia state agency.
The position is part-time (6 hours per week on average) and remote, however the Intern must live in West Virginia and be a graduate student at (or recent graduate from) a West Virginia-based college or university. The Intern should commit to the position for at least one semester and ideally at least one academic year.
As an Education Research Intern, you will:
Assist with site visit logistics, including recruitment, scheduling, note-taking, and reporting.
Conduct one-on-one interviews and focus groups.
Conduct occasional school site visits to West Virginia-based middle and high schools.
Analyze and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.
Support survey administration and analysis.
Create simple data visualizations and support staff use of data.
Develop literature reviews.
Produce reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.
Attend some on-site meetings in Charleston, West Virginia.
Assume an active role the project team and quickly gain responsibility commensurate with your success.
Manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
Have exposure to and maintain positive relationships with state government clients.
As an Education Research Intern, you will have:
Strong interest in topics such as K-12 education, postsecondary education/training, rural education, educational equity, and education research and/or program evaluation.
Familiarity with or interest in learning about survey research and qualitative research, including software supporting survey and qualitative analyses and visualization (e.g., Excel, SPSS, Dedoose).
A willingness to travel occasionally throughout West Virginia for school site visits and on-site meetings.
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
The ability to take initiative and work well independently and as part of a team.
Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
Strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Basic Qualifications :
Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a graduate program (master’s or doctoral level) in Education, Social Science, Public Policy, or related discipline at a West-Virginia-based college or university.
Not a current employee of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education, Glenville State College, Marshall University, Southern West Virginia Career and Technical Center, or a state or partnership GEAR UP grant program.
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