Girls Who Code seeks a Research and Evaluation Intern to support our Research Team in conducting a qualitative research project over approximately eight weeks in April-May 2018.
In an effort to better understand the education pathways our program alumni have chosen, we are seeking to conduct brief phone interviews with approximately 20 young women who completed our programs in previous years and are now in college. The intern will play a meaningful and substantial role in carrying out this work, and will be responsible for scheduling and conducting the interviews as well as analyzing and reporting the results. The Director of Research and Evaluation will oversee the intern on this project.
This project is part of the Research Team’s larger effort to gather data on our college-aged alumni, a network of over 4,700 young women who have participated in Girls Who Code programs.
Ideally, the intern would work out of Girls Who Code’s New York City headquarters; however, this is not requirement and remote work may be a possibility. The intern will be expected to work approx. 15 hours/ week for the duration of the internship.
- Conduct targeted email communication to recruit 20 interview participants out of a pool of 600 college-aged alumni we have identified for outreach
- Schedule and conduct 20 15-minute interviews using a semi-structured protocol
- Transcribe and synthesize the results to identify noteworthy trends and insights
- Prepare a summary of findings to be used by Girls Who Code staff to inform our emerging programmatic strategy for our alumni
- Experience conducting qualitative data collection (e.g., interviews, focus groups)
- Experience with qualitative analysis methods (e.g., content analysis, case studies)
- Excellent communication skills
- Authentic passion for Girls Who Code’s mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education preferred
- Enthusiasm for working in a diverse, dynamic, and mission-driven environment
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, maturity, positivity, and confidence
- Pursuing a bachelors or masters degree, preferably in psychology, sociology, education (or a related field).
Please submit a cover letter with your application detailing past experience and your interest in working with Girls Who Code.
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.