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Internships: Child Health Policy Program

The Baker Institute offers internship programs designed to provide students with public policy experience and exposure to a nonprofit think tank environment.

Child Health Policy Program internships are open to Rice University undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking hard-working, motivated students who are passionate about furthering their understanding of the interactions between social structure, neighborhoods, families and children.

Students should be interested in community outreach and the practical implications of research on public policy decisions. Internship candidates must have a strong work ethic and be willing to broaden their knowledge about research, survey design and quantitative methods.

Students should have experience using Microsoft Excel and knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata, R, SPSS or SAS.

Interns will be paid and are expected to work 10 hours per week in support of the research mission of the Child Health Policy Program.

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.

Please complete this application to be considered for an internship. Your responses to the essay questions should not exceed 500 words.

We also ask for you to submit a writing sample that is representative of your 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 ck39@rice.edu.

For information about internship opportunities at the Baker Institute, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/students.


Current Interns

 

Daphne Flores ’21 is an undergraduate at Rice University majoring in political science and linguistics with a German language certificate. Her interests include the effects of community violence on children, bilingual education, international politics and game theory. Daphne was also a Child Health Policy Program intern in Fall 2019.




Previous Interns

    Hannah Bablak ’20 is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in a self-created area major titled Medicine in the Humanities, Science and Society. Her research interests include public health policy and the ethics of drug development. Hannah was a Child Health Policy Program intern in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
   

Selena Guo ’22 is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in economics. Her research interests include health equity, barriers to access and environmental health. Selena was a Child Health Policy Program intern in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

    Miriam Wolter ’20 is an undergraduate at Rice University majoring in history and political science with a concentration in international relations. She has been a Child Health Policy Program intern since Fall 2019.