Survey Sampling Intern

MD - Rockville
Dec 01, 2016
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time
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.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking survey sampling interns who will work closely with our statisticians to design, develop, and implement probability-based sample surveys. The duration of the internship positions is approximately from May 29, 2017 through September 1, 2017 with some flexibility. Deadline to submit your application is March 31, 2017.

Job Responsibilities:

·     Developing sample designs (determining stratification and allocation to strata, determining sample size based on differences and power, determining optimal clustering, and selecting samples). ·     Selecting and/or constructing an appropriate sample frame. ·     Implementing weighting procedures that include nonresponse adjustment and benchmarking. ·     Developing and conducting imputation for item nonresponse and estimating sampling errors using appropriate software.

Job Requirements:

·     A bachelor's degree in statistics or a similar quantitative technical field of study. ·     Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or PhD program in statistics with coursework in survey sampling or a master's or PhD program in survey sampling.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.