Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Research and Evaluation Internship at King County Housing Authority

Posted: 5/2/2017 (Employment)

The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Internship is an ideal opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in social science research, program evaluation, data analysis, or human services in the public sector. This internship will provide an opportunity to acquire hands-on experience while developing a greater understanding of applied research methods and the role of program evaluation in driving programmatic decisions. The R&E Intern will play a critical role in advancing KCHA’s learning goals, with specific focus on supporting the evaluation of KCHA’s short-term rental assistance program, the Student Family Stability Initiative (SFSI). The intern will also contribute to additional R&E projects.

The R&E Intern can look forward to being fully engaged in important work including:

  • Primary data collection via phone and mail surveys
  • Ensuring accurate data entry
  • Analyzing data and sharing findings with KCHA staff
  • Participating in agency and departmental meetings

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with affordable and/or homeless housing policy
  • Experience or coursework related to program evaluation
  • Ability to synthesize and package information for specific audiences
  • Confidence with quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques
  • Strong communicator
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Vietnamese a plus

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program in public affairs, sociology, or related field.

For more information and to apply, go to www.kcha.org/employment/openings.

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Location: Tukwila, WA