The Baker Institute offers internship programs designed to provide Rice University undergraduate and graduate students with public policy experience and exposure to a nonprofit think tank environment. The Child Health Policy Program selects hard-working, motivated students who are passionate about furthering their understanding of the interactions between social structure, neighborhoods, families and children to participate in its internship program.
Student candidates should be interested in community outreach and the practical implications of research on public policy decisions. They must also have a strong work ethic and be willing to broaden their knowledge about research, survey design and quantitative methods.
Candidates should have experience using Microsoft Excel and knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata, R, SPSS or SAS.
Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Input data for existing projects.
- Organize datasets for analysis.
- Develop presentations to communicate original research to community and university stakeholders.
- Assist with developing statistical models on primary and secondary data.
- Assist with writing publications.
- Design infographics for community stakeholders.
- Help conceptualize new projects for future research.
Interns are paid and are expected to work 10 hours per week in support of the research mission of the Child Health Policy Program.
Applicants must complete this application to be considered for an internship. Responses to the essay questions should not exceed 500 words.
We also ask that candidates submit a writing sample that is representative of their academic work. This sample may be from a seminar, conference, or peer reviewed paper. Single authored papers are preferred.
Submit your completed application form and writing sample by email to email@example.com.