Summer Internship
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Chicago, IL

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NORC's 2013 Summer Internship Program is a 9-week, 40 hour per week paid position for upper level undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in social science research. The dates for the 2013 program are Monday, June 10 to Friday, August 9.

Interns typically are assigned to an ongoing NORC research study, attend a seminar series on principles of survey research, and conduct a small scale study as an intern group project. The intent is to provide all interns with exposure to all facets of the survey process.

Opportunities for you in NORC's Summer Intern Program

Experience a summer of hands-on survey design and operations

Work in an office environment where you'll gain teamwork and project management skills that are important in any career

Combine social science and statistical theory with the practical challenges of day-to-day project implementation

Apply and develop your technical skills (e.g., questionnaire design)

Learn the principles of survey research from its leading practitioners - weekly seminars with NORC professionals.


Strong interest in pursuing a career in social science research

Curiosity about how to build a study design from the bricks and mortar of survey procedures

Conscientiousness and ability to thrive in a team environment

Creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving abilities

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Applications must include the following:

Cover Letter : Address why serving as a NORC summer intern is important to the fulfillment of your career or academic goals. During - Application Step 5: Profile Attachments - Click 'Upload File' to attach a cover letter.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 18th at 5:00 PM CST for the Summer 2013 internship program. We are unable to contact applicants until the application deadline approaches. We plan to notify successful applicants by Friday, March 1, 2013.

About NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus and in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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