Overview

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is seeking interns for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Interns could work up to 19.5 hours per week. Possible research project duties may include, but are not limited to:

· Conduct and prepare literature reviews focused on federal/state/local workforce development policy; education; career and technical education; employment policy and labor market economics;

· Participate in the development of qualitative research protocols and online surveys;

· Conduct qualitative research interviews;

· Transcribe interview and focus group transcripts into Word documents;

· Conduct preliminary qualitative data analysis in NVivo (prior knowledge not required);

· Conduct basic quantitative analyses using publicly available labor market data from agencies such as the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics;

· Develop summary reports of interview, focus group, and survey data analyses; and

· Take notes during telephone or in-person meetings and prepare written summaries.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Graduate student at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

· Interested in workforce development, employment, and/or education policy

· Strong writing skills

· Strong analytical skills

· Punctual, accurate, and detail-oriented

· Able to work well independently and as part of a team

· Comfortable conducting interviews with important project stakeholders and contacts

This internship will begin as soon as possible and will finish at the end of May 2022, with an extension and summer hours possible. Email cover letter and resume to Laurie Harrington, Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, lharrington@ejb.rutgers.edu with Internship in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to lharrington@ejb.rutgers.edu

About Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University

Founded in 1997, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is a research and policy organization dedicated to applying the best research to address the core challenges of New Jersey's and the nation's workforce. The center's goals are focused on easing the skills crunch, ensuring that no one who is able to work is left behind in the 21st-century economy, connecting dislocated workers to lifelong learning and job opportunities, addressing the career crisis of non-college-bound youth, and ensuring that workforce and other government programs are managed for results, with cost-effectiveness and transparency to the taxpayer and customer. The center's researchers, scholars, and practitioners combine their talents to develop solutions to put people to work, ensure that workers remain competitive, and provide employers with qualified and productive workers.