Unpaid position- certain aspects not available
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – October 4, 2016
Due to this being an unpaid internship, I cannot say much for Compensation/benefits or Job security/advancement. That being said, there's little I can say negative about working as a research assistant. Email communications were sometimes off-kilter, but only remotely, and had little to do with the condition of the job itself. I would go in, sit down, handle the data and plug it into Spss, do some research, and leave. It was calm, peaceful, and overall enjoyable, since while we were doing a relatively monotonous task, the atmosphere was cheerful.
The hardest part of the job was that if something went wrong in plugging in data, you had to pretty much go back to the beginning and start again. I had this happen once, and QUICKLY learned to not let it happen again.
The most enjoyable part was definitely the people I worked with. They made a normally boring, slow task enjoyable, and I had a lot of fun doing this work.
Fun atmosphere, enjoyable people
Spss is very unforgiving of screwups.