Education Studies Intern-Remote

Austin , TX
Jan 14, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Education, Research
Full Time
Westat's 9-week summer internship experiences will be hosted virtually, or on-site at our U.S. office-based locations. Our interns can expect to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The program will begin on Monday, June 5, 2023, and end on August 4, 2023.
During the summer internship program, you will be assigned a project deliverable and will present during the final week of the program. You will also attend educational programs and networking events. 

This position may be remote. The pay rate for this role is $25/hr. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing should they select an on-site role.

Westat manages the Region 14 Comprehensive Center which is a federally funded technical assistance center. We work with state education agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas to improve outcomes for all students. 

We are looking for students who possess an interest in education policy. We invite candidates to apply who are excited to learn more about what it's like to work at Westat.

You will work with mentors from our Project teams who will support your learning across various portfolio areas in education such as College and Career Readiness, Educator Effectiveness, Effective Instruction, School and Community Health and Organizational Effectiveness. This is a great opportunity to understand how to support clients at Federal, state, and local levels.  

Successful candidates will bring diverse perspectives and varied experiences (whether from school, life, or past jobs). We value curiosity and innovation, and hope you're interested in joining us. We are also looking for a team member who can work independently and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team; meet deadlines and proactively update teams on progress through project management software, regular project status meetings and email.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Support activities to understand stakeholder needs and identify evidence-based practices to implement solutions to meet the needs.
•    Support the 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. 
•    Produce presentations and supporting materials for a variety of audiences. 
•    Support the communication and evaluation teams with project information needed to share our project stories of impact. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    Enrolled in a master's degree program. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Proficiency with Project Management Software (for example: Smartsheet, Trello or other similar platforms).
•    Strong interest in topics such as K-12 education, postsecondary education/training, rural education, educational equity, and education research and/or program evaluation. 
•    Proficiency in MS Office Applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
•    Experience with Multilingual learners - resource mapping, data analysis and policy reviews.

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.