Data and Research Intern

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States



After 11 years, The Financial Clinic has demonstrated a “gold standard” model for building financial security for working poor families. A high-performing organization with a focus on results, the Clinic has put over $60 million back in the pockets of more than 40,000 customers, supported more than 360 organizations in 29 states embed financial security actions into their program models, and successfully launched several policy campaigns in support of working poor families.

The Financial Clinic is looking for a Data and Research Intern who is excited to support its well-established services in New York City and its national expansion. Working closely with the Research & Policy team the Data and Research Intern provides programmatic and administrative support for the Department leads and the Chief Program Officer. He or she should have quantitative analytical skills and be detail-oriented enough to complete research, policy, and data tasks. In addition, the Data and Research Intern will be supporting the Clinic’s “lasting change” work including policy, advocacy, and communications. The Data and Research Intern must be creative and enjoy working within a small but growing staff of 35 that is mission- and results-driven.

The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment and maintain professionalism in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Data and Research Intern must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a variety of priorities and requests.


Reporting to the Clinic’s Assistant Director of Data and Evaluation, the Data and Research Intern will have the following responsibilities:

Data & Evaluation

  • Provide administrative and technical supports for the Assistant Director of Data and Evaluation with respect to ongoing evaluations and data analysis.
  • Translate spreadsheets of information into weekly progress reports and corresponding pivot charts/tables. Build reports and analyze data in multiple data systems: Efforts to Outcomes (SAP Web Intelligence), Change Machine (Salesforce), Excel, TaxSlayer, Postgresql.
  • Generate reports in response to weekly data requests to support financial coaching staff and track contract achievement. Timely follow-up on these data requests, if needed.
  • Preform ad hoc statistical requests for various teams and individuals within the organization.
  • Draft periodic narrative reports for funding partners' contracts.


  • Applying appropriate analysis techniques and statistical programming to the collection, examination, and reporting of quantitative data
  • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
  • Performing qualitative research and information gathering


Direct Services and Ecosystem Supports:

  • Run reports to track progress of the Clinic’s financial coaching work
  • Design data reports to gauge ecosystem’s effectiveness, and determine an optimal reporting schedule
  • Visit potential ecosystem sites to determine their suitability for financial coaching
  • Meet with ecosystem partners to discuss practicalities such as customer enrollment and referral flow


  • Draft internal and external documents such as memoranda, environmental scans, best practice papers, and marketing materials.
  • Communicate with external partners through email and phone.
  • Assist staff with public-facing materials such as PowerPoint presentations, white papers, grant proposals, blog posts, and research initiatives.
  • Work with Policy Manager to develop policy agendas, research policy topics, develop meeting agendas, push policy platform forward, leverage members of organization for policy insights

Personal Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in non-profit or social services. Dedication to and interest in the Clinic’s mission to build financial security for working poor Americans.
  • Experience or interest in public policy.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff and external site partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; clear writing skills are especially valuable.
  • Proven analytical and reasoning abilities.
  • Comfortable working in a start-up environment. Highly resourceful team-player, who can proactively tackle projects and problem-solve with minimal guidance.

Software Qualifications

  • Desire to learn about and work with Salesforce.
  • Microsoft Excel expertise with ability to perform basic formula functions and capacity to create pivot tables/charts.
  • Familiarity with statistical programming software such as Python, R, and SQL ideal but not required. Must be interested in learning.
  • Experience and knowledge in statistics and statistical models (ANOVA, regressions etc)
  • Motivated self-starter willing to dive into messy datasets and troubleshoot errors.
  • Proficient/Familiar with Google Documents; Google Calendar; Microsoft Office; Adobe Acrobat.

Required Education and Experience

  • Currently working towards a Bachelor's or Master’s degree required, ideally degree is in Economics, Statistics, Math, Business/Finance or Policy-related fields.
  • Master’s Degree a plus.

Location Requirements

  • Able to make it to Brooklyn, New York office routinely.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please add cover letter and resume when applying.