Research and Evaluation Internship

Academic Credits




Hours per week

Temporary summer position; no less than 15 hours per week and no more than 40 hours per week. Must work from Chicago office at least one day per week. Start and end dates are flexible.



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600 Van Buren
Ste 720
United States


At Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), we envision a future where every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn. We mobilize school professionals, families and communities across the U.S. to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive. In 2017, AFHK celebrated its 15th year of making schools healthier places so children can develop lifelong healthy habits and be better prepared to learn.


AFHK evaluates signature programs to ensure that they are of high quality and most effective for schools. One of AFHK’s largest programs are school grants. Schools can apply for funding to implement nutrition and physical activity related initiatives.  

The intern will assist the Evaluation Manager in prepping, analyzing, and reporting on 2017-18 School Grants Data. This would include final grant reports and student surveys. Additionally, the intern will also assist with a grant sustainability analysis to assess repeat funded schools progress over the last few years. 

The intern will also be the go-to guru of school health literature! The intern would be responsible for pulling the latest in literature across subject areas, synthesize the most relevant articles, and identify key data points and information. Topics can include: school health and wellness, childhood obesity, nutrition and physical activity, and the connection between health and academic achievement.

Requirements include:

Preference for a student or a recent grad of a Masters program (ex: MPH, MPA, MS) with an interest in program evaluation and data. Would be open to an Undergraduate student that meet the below qualifications.

Familiarity with basic data analysis is required. SPSS is preferred (would need to have your own license) but the intern could use other software such as Excel, if they are proficient and have access to the software. The candidate should also have experience conducting literature searches, particularly using Pubmed.


Come work for a fun organization this summer!!

How To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to If you have transcripts, writing samples, or projects/reports demonstrating experience with data analysis and literature, feel free to share!