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Would you be happy sitting in a room reading research papers and condensing them into concise, insightful summaries? Do you enjoy going down the rabbit-hole of internet research on a variety of topics?
Seeking a summer research and writing intern. Will work on a range of assignments related to DFG’s ongoing programming.
The Research Intern will be mentored and guided by the Chief Strategist and Director of Special Projects respectively.
Qualifications and Skills
- Has intellectual curiosity and natural interest in reading and researching a broad range of social issues.
- Skilled at online research.
- Excellent critical reading abilities.
- Excellent research, writing, and presentation skills.
- Ability to quickly draft and contextualize written materials.
- Strong critical thinking skills.
- Ability to work independently and remotely.
- Attention to detail, flexibility and demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment.
- Preferred background in studying or working in one or more of the following: social sciences, policy, systemic change, equity, social and community impact, program development, philanthropy
- Review current information (articles, research papers, nonprofit programming, social media, etc.) on a variety of topics including best practices in trauma-informed care and approach, mental health, expressive arts, designing public spaces, community engagement, race and gender equity.
- Synthesize research findings in summaries or other written outputs to inform planning, programming, and funding.
- Research, track, and prioritize funding options for programming in the areas of research; prepare concise and thorough summaries of opportunities.
- Assist with the writing, copyediting, and design of other internal and external communications including grant proposals.
- Participate in team meetings.
- Has a deep commitment to racial and gender equity.
- Is a creative self-starter, able to move projects forward with limited oversight to accomplish agreed upon objectives and to evaluate results.
- Is able to navigate competing priorities and effectively adjust plans to respond to emergent challenges or opportunities.
- Is able to remain positive, tactful and composed under pressure.
- Must be a team player with a low-ego approach to collaboration.
- Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Must value and respect differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance.
- Currently enrolled in, or recently completed, a Master’s or Doctoral program, or equivalent experience.
If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know groups subjected to systemic oppression– including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for an internship. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities which are marginalized.