The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for 2013-2014 include:
All Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including such tasks as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library, and answering telephones.
- The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility.
- Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
- Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.
- Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions.
- The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
IWPR will offer one fellowship for 2013-2014.
About the Institute for Women's Policy Research
IWPR is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization. Established in 1987, the Institute conducts research on policy issues of critical importance to women and their families, including employment and earnings, work/life issues, poverty and income security, and healthcare. In addition to conducting and disseminating research, IWPR works to build networks among researchers, policy makers, business and labor leaders, and advocates. IWPR's work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. IWPR works in affiliation with the Public Policy and Women's Studies program at the George Washington University.
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