Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of Research, the Research Intern will assist in the development of research-based content for World Education Services on topics in international higher education, immigration, and the intersection of the two areas of study. He/she has strong research, writing and editing abilities and has an interest, and preferably a background in education or immigration related research.
This is a part-time position up to 20 hours/week.
Primary Duties included but not limited to:
- Assisting in the designing and planning of research.
- Preparing documents, portions of reports, briefs, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret research findings.
- Conducting and annotating literature reviews.
- Assisting with writing research reports, which are rigorous and at the same time have practical implications.
- Monitoring, interpreting and organizing trends and developments in the field of international higher education and immigration for WES’ internal newsletter.
- Assisting in the development of, and potentially present webinars on topics related to international higher education and/or immigration.
Secondary Duties included but not limited to:
- Conducting data collection activities.
- Conducting data analysis using descriptive statistics.
- Designing and implementing online surveys.
- Fact checking WES webinars, research articles and reports.
The Ideal Candidate will:
- Be proficient in working with and interpreting data.
- Have strong ability to research topics using secondary sources, and to synthesize insights into original reports relevant to internal and external audiences.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write about research-heavy topics fluidly for a non-academic audience.
- Possess strong project management and organizational skills.
- Have creative problem solving skills.
- Be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Be a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Current Master’s degree student or recent graduate in international and comparative education, international affairs, public policy, journalism or related fields.
- Ability to write research reports and articles.
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