Pew Research Center – Summer Internship


This is a PAID internship opportunity in Washington, DC. Applications are due March 30. Nunn School students that are interested in applying should sent a note to Dr. Larry Rubin for additional information.

Organization Overview

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center’s work is carried out by a staff of 130.

Department Overview

We are looking for five students to participate in the internship within the Pew Research Center’s Religion research group, which seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Religion research team conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.

Position Summary

The Interns’ primary work will be researching information on government restrictions on religion as well as religious hostilities and violence, and assisting the Pew Research Center in updating a dataset measuring these phenomena around the world. Interns will work from major international reports such as the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom reports and International Crisis Group Reports (more details are provided in a separate Codebook, Methodology and Coding Notes). Due to the nature of the work, the Interns will need to commit to 37.5 hours per week for the entire period and participate in a paid mandatory orientation week, May 26-29, 2015. Additional training will be provided during regular work hours throughout the project, which concludes Aug. 14, 2015.

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