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Research Intern, Learner Variability Project

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Published 15 days ago

May 1, 2020
March 31, 2020
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Range is $20-25/hour.

About Digital Promise Global

Digital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise Global identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise Global is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the Position

This posting is for a Research Intern position during Summer 2020 with the Learner Variability Project (LVP) at Digital Promise. The LVP team works at the intersection of researchers, educators, and edtech developers to support more equitable educational opportunities for each learner. We create actionable, whole child frameworks that translate the science of learning based on content area and grade. These frameworks, presented in our free web app the Learner Variability Navigator, aim to inform both product design and classroom practice. The Research Intern will support the creation of these K-12 and adult learner models and will engage in original research with our practitioner and product partners. The internship will be for 10-12 weeks for approximately 20 hours/week.

Key Skills

A candidate would be successful in this role if they experience in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Conducting literature reviews of educational and developmental research
  • Synthesizing current findings for public audiences
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis
  • Interest and ability to learn about new topics quickly
  • Communication
  • Engaging with team members and in group meetings;
  • Prompt responses to questions or requests
  • Writing
  • Ability to clearly describe academic research;
  • Strong writing skills, including for non-academic audiences
  • Operations
  • Organized and attending to detail;
  • Managing projects independently;
  • Developing systems for maximizing efficiency
  • Technology
  • Using tools such as Google Scholar, G Suite, Library resources, and Zoom
  • Culture
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Embodying a creative, self-starter, multi-tasker, and a team player;
  • Exhibiting characteristics of a flexible, adaptable, lifelong learner including comfort working in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Displaying a positive “can-do,” “yes-and” spirit

Candidate Experience

  • Graduate research experience in a relevant field (e.g., learning sciences, educational technology, data science, educational psychology, program evaluation, neuroscience, cognitive science, sociology).
  • Knowledge of and experience in K-12 and/or adult education preferred

Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Range $20-25/hour.

To Apply

Please apply and submit your resume and cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. 

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 

About Digital Promise Global

Digital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

How to Apply

Please apply and submit your resume and cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. 

https://digitalpromise.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/cf691d5a-7b93-e948-c84a-fdb975656d40/apply?source=1244179-CS-17191

Please apply and submit your resume and cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is…

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1001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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