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Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104998

Education Research Intern (West Virginia Based)

ICF's Youth and Adult Education portfolio is currently seeking a West Virginia-Based Education Research Intern to support a new college and career readiness evaluation based in the state. Interns are involved in development of data collection instruments, survey administration, interviews and focus groups, data synthesis and analysis, writing reports, literature reviews, data visualization, and other tasks as required. This position will contribute to a project for  a West Virginia state agency.

The position is part-time (6 hours per week on average) and remote, however the Intern must live in West Virginia and be a graduate student at (or recent graduate from) a West Virginia-based college or university. The Intern should commit to the position for at least one semester and ideally at least one academic year.

As an Education Research Intern, you will:

  • Assist with site visit logistics, including recruitment, scheduling, note-taking, and reporting.

  • Conduct one-on-one interviews and focus groups.

  • Conduct occasional school site visits to West Virginia-based middle and high schools.

  • Analyze and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Support survey administration and analysis.

  • Create simple data visualizations and support staff use of data.

  • Develop literature reviews.

  • Produce reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.

  • Attend some on-site meetings in Charleston, West Virginia.

  • Assume an active role the project team and quickly gain responsibility commensurate with your success.

  • Manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

  • Have exposure to and maintain positive relationships with state government clients.

As an Education Research Intern, you will have:

  • Strong interest in topics such as K-12 education, postsecondary education/training, rural education, educational equity, and education research and/or program evaluation.

  • Familiarity with or interest in learning about survey research and qualitative research, including software supporting survey and qualitative analyses and visualization (e.g., Excel, SPSS, Dedoose).

  • A willingness to travel occasionally throughout West Virginia for school site visits and on-site meetings.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • The ability to take initiative and work well independently and as part of a team.

  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

  • Strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a graduate program (master’s or doctoral level) in Education, Social Science, Public Policy, or related discipline at a West-Virginia-based college or university.

  • Not a current employee of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education, Glenville State College, Marshall University, Southern West Virginia Career and Technical Center, or a state or partnership GEAR UP grant program.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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