Fall Research Intern Opportunity

Hi Arts students! Please take a look at the descriptions below for a research opportunity this coming fall:

Internship Position Title:
Fall Research Intern
Up to four months (Sept - Dec 2012)
Full-time contract position (paid $18.40 per hour)
Job Description:
HEQCO seeks skilled policy/education/social science students or graduates to join our small and dynamic research team. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help you enhance and develop knowledge and skills that will be useful for your career success; familiarize you with the opportunities that exist for careers in public policy research; and provide you with extensive knowledge in higher education and the postsecondary sector in Ontario. At the end of this opportunity you should be well placed to advance in your career.
Reporting to the Research Directors, the Fall Research Intern may be responsible for any or all of the following:
· conducting literature reviews, developing surveys and performing scans on policy development
· writing and preparing briefings, reports, graphs, tables and presentations for senior researchers
· assisting in statistical data analysis and evaluation using data analysis software such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS
· participating in projects, workshops, conferences, etc. as part of a team
As the Fall Research Intern, you will be involved in a number of research activities, in particular on a research project of your choice with a senior research member where you will be exposed to a variety of research techniques and problems in public policy research.
Job Requirements:
· currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate/post-graduate program in public policy, education, social science or a related field and/or experience in applied research utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods
· understanding of policy planning, research, analysis, design, development and evaluation processes
· organized, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and as a team member
· exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
· knowledge of office productivity software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
· statistical analysis and evaluation skills
· knowledge of higher education (and ideally the postsecondary sector in Ontario) would be an asset
Interviews will take place: at the employer's location
Number of Positions: TBD
Interested applicants are invited to submit both a cover letter and resume electronically to HEQCO by July 3, 2012 at the following email address: info@heqco.ca
Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

- Jenny C.
Multimedia & Online Relations Assistant 


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