As the CAST Data Research Intern, you will gain a better understanding of data analysis techniques and advanced statistical software.
Oct 2021 – TBD
5-10 hours per Week
The Data Researcher Intern will be primarily responsible for organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data relevant to ongoing programs ran by the CAST Schools Network. Ultimately, the goal will be to help ensure that the data we collect from these initiatives is processed, analyzed, and shared in a way that maximizes its usefulness in stakeholder conversations about program outcomes.
The position is likely to entail:
- Collecting, cleaning, and compiling data from various sources, and of various quality, into large, structured datasets.
- Performing descriptive statistical analyses on datasets
- Assisting in the design, validation, and visualization of data-driven models that could help CAST better measure and understand CAST program outcomes.
- Communicating findings to project teams and other technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Candidates must have taken and passed at least one statistics class to be considered for the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in applied statistics and research design. They will also have a basic understanding of how to use Excel. Experience with more advanced statistical software/languages such as SQL, Python or STATA is helpful, but not required. Each intern will walk away with a better understanding of data analysis techniques by the end of the internship, no matter what experience they start with.
Interns will report to the CAST Schools Data Coordinator and work remotely 5-10 hours per week under minimal supervision. You would meet with the Data Coordinator virtually at least once per week. Meeting times are flexible and can be developed to fit with your school schedule.