Statistical Analysis and Research Internship – Summer, 2016

“PAI champions policies that make it possible for every woman to have quality reproductive health care. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove the policy roadblocks between women and the care they need.

We are currently recruiting a Statistical Analysis and Research Intern for a project on Reproductive health and women, peace, and security for Summer 2016.

This internship will focus on conducting multivariate regression analysis for an original research project on reproductive health and women, peace, and security. The intern will sit within the Research Department and be responsible for conducting the data analysis in full (under the supervision of a Research Associate). Thus, very strong statistical skills and a high degree of comfort working independently are absolutely required for this position.

Specific duties include:

  • Running multivariate regression analyses using variables from two different datasets
  • Meticulously documenting the data analysis process and writing a related conceptual model, guide, and codebook
  • Creating charts and graphs to be used in the written analysis of the data, when appropriate
  • Consulting with the Research Department on the written analysis component of the project


  • Second year or later graduate student or young professional who recently finished graduate school; ideally is pursuing or holds a graduate degree in Public Policy, International Affairs, Public Health, or a similar field
  • MUST have advanced statistical skills and be trained in SPSS; this position is almost solely a data analysis position and consists of helping create a conceptual model, running regressions, and writing detailed explanations of all data work
  • Familiarity with the public health or women, peace, and security sectors is a plus, though not required

Learning Objectives

  • To understand (and play an active role) in how a quantitative research project moves from conceptualization to execution and eventual distribution
  • To become familiar with the role of a Research Department in an international advocacy-oriented organization, and become adept at linking research objectives to advocacy aims
  • To learn about and contribute to the reproductive health and rights community

Duration of Internship

The internship will last between 6-8 weeks during the months of May-July or June-August 2016. Interns work approximately 20 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $1,680.

If you are interested in doing the internship for credit, please let us know of the specific requirements of your program, including length and number of hours.


Resume with short cover letter may be emailed to Sarah Friedmann, Research Associate, at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so please apply ASAP”

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