Mathematica Policy Research Summer Internship Opportunity

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), a social policy and research firm headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is now recruiting students for their summer internship opportunity.  MPR is a nationally recognized, nonpartisan firm that conducts domestic social policy research on health care, welfare, education, labor, and related topics. Mathematica’s mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear in their work for their clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, and private foundations. Learn more about Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. HERE!

Internship Description

“We are seeking a dynamic, tech enthusiast, and self-starting individual to join the business strategy group in our Princeton, NJ office for a paid summer internship. In this role, you will help Mathematica expand business development opportunities beyond the organization’s existing portfolio of projects.

As a Business Development intern you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in proactive business development by interfacing with leading health and technology companies, federal and state government policy makers, and major foundations and philanthropic donors.
  • Conduct active outreach to potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate on business development materials such as prices sheets and marketing materials.
  • Utilize principles of social science research methods to design innovative studies which leverage technology.
  • Participate in meetings with senior management and leading scholars in the social policy research field.

Responsibilities for Business Development intern include:

  • Assisting with contact database maintenance.
  • Drafting correspondence, assembling presentation materials, recording notes for meetings, and documenting findings in One Note.
  • Conducting independent research on topics related to strategic goals including new technologies, tracking congressional bills, venture firms with health and fitness portfolios, and advents in social policy and behavioral research regarding concussions, telemedicine, and wearables.

Qualifications of successful candidates include:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s-level training program in business, social science, IT or related field.  If in an undergraduate program, must be entering junior or senior year of program.
  • Exposure to social science research methods and design and a passion for technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and eager to develop novel markets.
  • Awareness of current trends in mobile, AI, wearables, and or telemedicine is a plus.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, current transcript (unofficial) and contact information for three references via our Employment Website.





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