Data Analysis and Research Intern

Freedom House, United States

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st December, 2018

Job Description

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including  Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and  Nations in Transit.  With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Intern will assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with database management, background research, and basic analysis for the Emergency Assistance Program. She/he will have the opportunity to gain experience in data management, monitoring and evaluation, and Freedom House methodology. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for Emergency Assistance Programs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Current college or graduate student (preferred minimum junior in undergrad)
  • Understanding of statistical basics, especially data integrity
  • Mid-level Excel skills, including formulas and pivot tables
  • Meticulous attention to detail ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to work with sensitive data discreetly
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English is required; ability to communicate in Arabic, Farsi, French, Russian or Spanish is an asset
  • Knowledge of human rights, democracy and development is an asset

Some Duties and Responsibilities

  • Survey data management (database maintenance, data cleaning, data entry)
  • Assistance with background research and follow-up with regional specialists and thematic experts regarding discrepancies
  • Basic data analysis (descriptive analysis and data checks)
  • Assist with other related projects as needed


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