Survey Methods Intern

Rockville , MD
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 28, 2021
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 a survey methodology intern to work closely with our survey methodologists to develop and improve survey procedures.  You would work an average of 20 hours per week and the duration of the internship is approximately from August 31, 2021 to May 15, 2022 with some flexibility.    

Job Responsibilities:
•    Conduct and analyze cognitive interviews and literature reviews. 
•    Conduct behavior coding and coding qualitative data.
•    Assist with the design of survey procedures and questionnaires and monitoring survey procedures.  
•    Support report production and table preparation. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in math, statistics, quantitative sociology, psychology, or related field of study. 
•    Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or PhD program in survey methodology or a graduate program focused on the design of surveys.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary research teams. 
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  

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.