Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Hourly Research Opportunity to Conduct Interviews in Vietnamese

Posted: 10/26/2019 (Employment)

With the support of the National Science Foundation, researchers in the Department of Sociology are working in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and the King County Housing Authority to study residential mobility among families using Housing Choice Vouchers in King County.

As part of this work, the research team is seeking research assistants with native (or near-native) speaking and writing proficiency in Vietnamese to assist with qualitative interviews this summer. This work may include oral translation and assisting the primary interviewer during interviews, scheduling interviews, and transcribing/translating written materials. The total number of hours of work required for this portion of the project will be determined based on project needs/employee availability and may range from 75 to 250. This total may be divided among multiple people.

Required qualifications:

  • Native (or near-native) speaker/writer of Vietnamese
  • Proficient in English
  • Strong communication/organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Washington
  • Located in or near King County, WA during fall 2019 and winter 2020


To apply: Please send a CV or resume and a 1-2 paragraph statement of qualifications and interest to Erin Carll (project co-principal investigator), . Please feel free to send questions as well.

The research team appreciates early applications and will review candidates on a rolling basis, hiring student assistants as soon as possible. As a result, starting November 1, 2019, please feel free to reach out to Erin to ask whether the position is still available before taking the time to complete an application.

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Deadline: 11/01/2019