Policy Research Internship
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research - Boston, MA

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Job type: internship
Duration: flexible in the range January 2013 – June 2013
Location: Financial District, Boston MA
Pay: N/A

About the organization: We are an independent non-partisan privately funded research organization with particular focus in education, healthcare, pensions, municipal finance and government transparency. We are a leading state policy think-tank, a resource for legislators on Beacon Hill and staff in the State’s executive offices, and attract more press than any other research institute in Massachusetts.

Job description. The intern(s) will work with staff to organize and prepare for the organization’s annual citizens’ ideas contest, which pools together innovative policy proposals from across the country. The general tasks will include, but are not limited to:
- conducting independent research to determine qualified entrants;
- writing and sending outreach letters;
- filing and managing competition entries;
- creating blurbs and social media posts;
- designing charts, graphs and other supporting materials;
- helping organize and conduct the event in the first half of 2013.

The intern(s) will be provided other opportunities to gain experience, conditional on availability and on their qualifications and career goals.

Job requirements. The ideal candidate will be a college senior political science, public policy, economics, media or a related field. Applications from all majors will be accepted, but the following characteristics are required:
- proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
- excellent communication skills;
- ability to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision;
- high motivation and superior problem-solving;
- availability for at least one day a week or equivalent.

This position is very flexible; though, ideal candidates will be those who are available more than one day a week.

All effort will be made to meet requirements for course credit if needed.

To apply, email a resume and brief cover letter. Please indicate your specific time(s) of availability in the message. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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