Reboot brings the power of great design to the challenges of our times. By aligning the resources of institutions with the needs of the people they serve, we design innovative new services and improve existing solutions in the areas of global governance and development.
We are seeking a Research Intern (Spring) to help grow our impact. The ideal candidate is deeply committed to the issues Reboot works on, and has the intellectual courage and curiosity to develop robust solutions. You are passionate about unearthing insights about people and systems, and about using these as tools to drive positive change. You have superb qualitative and quantitative research skills, and are looking to make research more relevant, accessible, and usable for critical decision-making. This internship runs from February to May 2013. Interns are expected to work approximately 25 hours per week distributed over 3 days each week.
- Bring quantitative rigour to our research design, execution, and analysis on client projects.
- Support Reboot’s client engagements at all phases, including design, execution, documentation, and presentation.
- Assist in the design and execution of a Reboot research toolkit for governments and development practitioners.
- Support our business development efforts by identifying for new opportunities for impact and preparing project proposals.
- Regularly contribute timely, engaging content to the Reboot site.
The ideal candidate:
- Has or is pursuing a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., economics, social sciences, international development, finance, or related subject) or possesses extensive experience in data analysis methods such as advanced statistical analysis and applied econometrics.
- Has experience designing mixed methods research studies. Understands how to work with both qualitative and quantitative methods in an integrated way, and the trade-offs of different approaches.
- Has conducted research studies (with a focus on emerging markets), ideally for both public interest institutions (governments, NGOs, and think tanks) and private sector organizations.
- Is a strong communicator, both verbally and in written form. Is comfortable writing for a wide range of audiences, from briefing notes to senior policymakers to blog posts for a lay audience.
Send an email including “Research Intern” in the subject line to careers AT thereboot DOT org with your CV, a letter telling us about yourself, and three to five samples of your work, with detailed descriptions of your role as related to each.
At least one of these should be a complete research engagement.
For these work samples, please describe the rationale for the methodologies selected, the research process undertaken, the challenges faced by the project team (and how they were overcome), and how data synthesis and analysis were conducted.
We are happy to answer questions about Reboot or the position available. Inquiries can be sent to the email address above.