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Summer Policy Research Intern

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Policy Research Intern is a vital member of the CGO research team. They will be primarily responsible for analyzing primary and secondary sources and conducting both quantitative and qualitative analyses. The position will focus on a specific project determined by the CGO research team. The duration of the internship is from May 6, 2019 – August 23, 2019. This position is expected to work 15 – 20 hours each week Monday through Friday and will receive a $,3000 dollar stipend, to be paid out in 3 equal payments throughout the internship

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct primary and secondary research and other quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Assist the Research Managers and Research Director with building a portfolio of upcoming potential research projects for academic year 2019 – 20.
  • Fact check research products to ensure accuracy and high academic quality.
  • Present to research staff on experience at the completion of the internship period
  • All other duties or projects as assigned
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Completed one semester of a CGO Fellowship
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to research, review, and analyze information from various sources
  • High level of professionalism and a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in Google Suite programs and other related computer skills
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EEO Statement

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. U.S. citizenship is required.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Academic and Student Programs Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity is responsible for executing on the Center’s strong commitment to enhancing the education of students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute student program recruitment, selection, and trainings consistent with organizational values and mission
  • Coordinate with and educate prospective students on CGO opportunities
  • Interview and select students for all programs
  • Develop programming consistent with the strategy to meet the needs of the CGO student fellowship programs, including: CGO Undergraduate Research Fellowship, CGO Graduate Research Fellowship, Amy Rees Anderson Academic Entrepreneurs Fellowship, and the Koch Scholar Program
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders, including the research team and executive leadership, on relevant student program components
  • Hold students accountable to program expectations
  • Provide a meaningful and unique experience to all CGO students
  • Coordinate student fellow conference attendance
  • Mentor student program leaders
  • Build and cultivate relationships for potential internship opportunities
  • Encourage students’ post-graduation goals and guide them as they consider internships, jobs, external fellowships, and graduate studies
  • Facilitate student placement in leveraged roles post-graduation
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, history, journalism, or a related field required
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience, including supervisory experience
  • Experience working with students at an undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Commitment to higher education in a small, focused, teaching environment
  • Commitment to the development of students
  • Proven record to manage, track, and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the CGO, and 2) your salary requirements
  • A brief writing sample

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market* via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: lauren@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

*Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

The Center for Growth and Opportunity (CGO) strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the CGO is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The CGO is looking for early-career researchers that are interested in building a research portfolio on technology and regulation to join our Innovation Fellowship. Innovation Fellows will focus on developing their own research agenda around the intersection of technology and public policy. Fellows will also be provided with training and workshops to develop research and communication skills. These positions are for one year but may be renewed for a second year.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute a research agenda on technology policy.
  • Write op-eds, blog posts, and other short-form products.
  • Represent the Center at events and conferences.
  • Assist the planning and design of research projects commissioned through the CGO.
  • Assist in general outreach and communications efforts.
  • May represent the CGO in media interviews.
Qualifications
  • Experience in research surrounding technology policy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience leading, coordinating, and/or supervising the work of others.
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To apply, please fill out the application below.