Research Coordination Intern
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
The Data & Evaluation department exists to increase impact for refugees and New Americans in Utah by designing outcome-driven projects and programs, monitoring and evaluating those programs against intended and unintended outcomes, and using what we learn to improve interventions and to advocate for program funding and clients’ interests.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Research Coordination Intern will play a central role in the IRC SLC’s internal research initiatives and academic research partnerships. This intern will take a central role in ensuring research projects are conducted to IRC research quality standards and that they inform programs and policies to improve refugee services in the IRC and throughout the sector. In partnership with research partners and Principal Investigators (PI), duties will include designing research protocol, drafting research funding proposals, and preparing IRB applications for submission, while actively support data collection by training and coordinating enumerators, supervising enumerator activities, and cleaning and analyzing data.
COMMITMENT: 4-6 months starting in January 2021, 15-20 hours per week
• Review research partnership requests and recommend partnerships in line with IRC SLC’s research partnership criteria and priorities.
• Prepare research proposals and IRB applications, as assigned.
• Support the design of data collection tools and procedures, including surveys, schedules, and work plans.
• Train data enumerators, where applicable, and supervise data collection according to the research work plan.
• Clean and analyze research data, and present initial findings to program managers and administrators for review.
• Coordinate with PI, Program Managers, and Data & Evaluation Senior Coordinator, prepare papers, articles, and other communications to disseminate research findings and recommendations.
1. The intern will deepen understanding of impact and needs assessment research at an international humanitarian organization.
2. The intern will gain professional experience related to data visualization and data for decision-making.
3. The intern will gain professional experience coordinating projects across teams in a humanitarian non-profit setting.