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Internships at RFA

Mentorship, practical training, & professional development.

Want to join a dynamic team and add hands-on research or communications experience to your resume? Research for Action is currently hiring for Summer 2024 internships.


Afterschool Program Evaluation Quantitative Intern (Summer 2024)

RFA is the local evaluator for twenty 21st Century Community Learning Centers. As the local evaluator, RFA produces mixed-methods reports that examine the implementation of the 21st Century afterschool and summer programs and outcomes related to student attendance, academic achievement, and behavior. In addition to quantitative evaluation report requirements, RFA conducts observations, interviews, and focus groups to develop snapshots of out of school time (OST) program quality for formative purposes.

RFA is currently seeking an intern to join our 21C evaluation team. Interns on this project will primarily work with the quantitative team to clean and analyze program participation, survey, and educational data. Duties include data cleaning, merging, and analysis using the statistical software, Stata. Training in Stata is provided.

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A communications intern will contribute to growing and executing RFA’s communications and outreach strategy. Communications plays a critical role in every aspect of RFA’s work. Interns will have a unique opportunity to contribute to education research, policy and advocacy efforts impacting K-12, early childhood, and postsecondary education, as well as after- and out-of-school time. The intern will learn social media marketing, media relations, visual communication, along with the accompanying soft skills that make for a successful career in communications. Excellent writing, research, and social media skills, as well as keen attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines, are essential qualities. Knowledge and interest in education research and policy are preferred. Internships at RFA are paid and substantive in nature, and interns are integral members of our team. All interns are remote.

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