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Research Assistant Intern

Research Assistant Intern, Disability and Rehabilitation (Bachelor's Students)


AIR is currently seeking a Research Assistant Intern to join our team during our 2024 Virtual Summer Internship Program. The internship period may range from mid-May through the end of August 2024 depending on student availability. The Interns hired for the position will have the option to work remotely based in the United States.

AIR’s 2024 Virtual Summer Internship Program is designed to identify, attract, and hire the best collegiate talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool. Spanning 10 – 12 weeks, AIR’s paid summer program provides Interns and Scholars with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build lasting professional connections.

This internship is housed within AIR’s Disability Hub Practice Area, which is a part of the Workforce Program Area within AIR’s Human Services Division.


About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world. 

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing research findings, and resources to support training and technical assistance in the area of social media technology
  • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data
  • Develop spreadsheets and data bases to support project activities
  • Summarize quantitative and qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of findings


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Must be a current student (for the duration of the internship) enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in such fields as economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, computer science, public policy, public health or other social science related fields
  • Experience with and / or knowledge of data collection and analysis methodologies and techniques, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, and conduct of structured interviews, observations, and focus groups
  • Knowledge of 508-compliance standards as related to document production is a plus but not required


  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
  • Effective communicator that can work with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software)
  • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. International students who are studying at an accredited U.S. college or university under F1 visas are eligible to apply under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) stipulations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

This part-time position offers $22.00 per hour. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the organization and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the salary for candidates that are based in the United States. 

AIR maintains a drug-free work environment

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