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Internship Position: Summer Research Intern (Toronto)

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Internship Position: Summer Research Intern (Toronto)

Started by M Koole February 9, 2012 - 8:37am

Summer 2012 internship (research)

Internship Position Title: Summer Research Intern

Location : Toronto
Duration: MayAugust 2012
Type: Full-time contract position (paid)

Job Description:

HEQCO seeks skilled policy/education/social science students to join our small and dynamic research team. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help you enhance and develop knowledge and skills that will be useful for your career success; familiarize you with the opportunities that exist for careers in public policy research; and provide you with extensive knowledge in higher education and the postsecondary sector in Ontario. At the end of this opportunity you should be well placed to advance in your career.

Reporting to the Research Directors, the Summer Intern may be responsible for any or all of the following:

  • conducting literature reviews, developing surveys and performing scans on policy development
  • writing and preparing briefings, reports, graphs, tables and presentations for senior researchers
  • assisting in statistical data analysis and evaluation using data analysis software such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS
  • participating in projects, workshops, conferences, etc. as part of a team

The Summer Intern will be involved in a number of research activities, in particular on a research project of his/her own choice with a senior research member where the intern is exposed to a variety of research techniques and problems in public policy research.

Job Requirements:

currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate/post-graduate program in public policy, education, social science or a related field and/or experience in applied research utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods

  • understanding of policy planning, research, analysis, design, development and evaluation processes
  • organized, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and as a team member
  • exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of office productivity software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • statistical analysis and evaluation skills
  • knowledge of higher education (and ideally the postsecondary sector in Ontario) would be an asset

Please see the attached posting for more information.

Interviews will take place: At the employer’s location

Hourly Wage: $18.40 per hour

Number of Positions: TBD

Interested applicants are invited to submit resumes electronically to by February 20 th 2012 .