Bilingual Evaluation/Research Intern

Position Overview:

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is seeking an evaluation/research intern to assist with a number of evaluations to measure the impact of its small business and housing programs. The evaluations will provide the opportunity to learn about the evaluation process and assessing the impact of community-based small business development and housing counseling interventions on historically marginalized communities (Latinos, African Americans, and other vulnerable communities). The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to assist with any necessary data collection tool development, data collection, analysis, and compiling of findings with the guidance and oversight from our Development Director. On a day-to-day basis, the intern will report to LEDC’s Development and Communications Associate.

Measuring the Impact of Small Business and Housing Programs

Internship Dates: June 4, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Position Overview:

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is seeking an evaluation/research intern to assist with a number of evaluations to measure the impact of its small business and housing programs. The evaluations will provide the opportunity to learn about the evaluation process and assessing the impact of community-based small business development and housing counseling interventions on historically marginalized communities (Latinos, African Americans, and other vulnerable communities). The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to assist with any necessary data collection tool development, data collection, analysis, and compiling of findings with the guidance and oversight from our Development Director. On a day-to-day basis, the intern will report to LEDC’s Development and Communications Associate.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interview preparation: compile contact information, alert clients about interviews, and consolidate client intake data
  • Assist with development of data collection tools
  • Data collection: track contact attempts with clients, conduct interviews, make survey instruments available online (surveymonkey)
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis (with guidance from Development Director)
  • Draft/compile findings (presentation format sufficient)
  • Present findings to program staff during brown bag luncheon

 

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Graduate students, having completed their first year of graduate studies pursuing degree in any of the social sciences, public policy, administration, planning, business administration, or related fields preferred. Undergraduate students with relevant experience and skills will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or coursework in research methods
  • Demonstrated communication skills; survey and/or interviewing experience are a plus
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Excel applications
  • An interest in pursuing a career that addresses poverty and/or economic inequality in the United States
  • Spoken and written Spanish skills required
  • Available to work 16-30 hours/week, on a flexible schedule that could accommodate evening or weekend interviews

EOE. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Marjorie Nemes, Development Director, atmnemes@ledcmetro.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

LEDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. 

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.