Research Intern

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Apr 17, 2018
Industry
Research
Hours
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 qualified undergraduate interns to begin work on research projects in August 2018. The specific projects will be determined in consultation with participating directors. Project assignments will depend on Westat's need for assistance and on a collaborative decision-making process between the intern and the internship assignment supervisor. This position is a part-time internship where the selected candidate will be able to work up to 20 hours a week.


Job Responsibilities:

· Conducting literature reviews on topics related to the assigned projects. · Developing search criteria and summarizing articles into abstracts or reports. · Assisting in the development of data collection instruments. · Assisting local public health agencies in developing program literature for prospective clients and educational materials for Westat. · Analyzing program data; participating in program evaluations. · Conducting knowledge synthesis, and preparing and disseminating information and products that support knowledge transfer and adoption. · Attending in-house project meetings with clients.

Job Requirements:

· Must be registered as a senior-year student in a bachelor's degree program. Must also submit a cover letter and resume. · Applications must be submitted by April 16, 2018 to be considered for the program.
Students who are studying public health and are enrolled at the University of Maryland are preferred. 

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, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law

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