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Position Description - Data Management Intern

Position Description - Data Management Intern

Who we are:

IEL is a 55-year-old diverse national nonprofit that acts as a catalyst and capacity builder at the intersection of education and workforce development to effectively provide equal opportunity for all children and youth. We are an organization that values equity, inclusion, cross-sector collaboration, and impact.  IEL identifies and implements high-quality innovation and leadership development at scale where significant educational, economic, and social challenges or gaps exist. IEL has developed, trained, and supported thousands of leaders across its vast networks.

Position overview:

IEL is seeking a data management summer intern who under administrative direction of IEL’s data analyst will assist in developing, maintaining, and analyzing information for strategic decision support. This position will engage in hands-on data management work to support IEL’s innovative strategies and program evaluation.

Weekly schedules, as well as start and end dates within late May-early August time frame are flexible. This could be built as up to a full-time, six-week internship or as a part-time up to 12-week experience. The internship is paid an hourly minimum wage (District of Columbia minimum wage in May and June is $13.25/hour and in July and August $14/hr).

Competencies developed:

  • Competencies associated in working in an established, national nonprofit with a collaborative office environment
  • A deeper understanding of data needs and data management in a nonprofit setting
  • Hands-on experience of data retrieval and data management to support in-depth program performance evaluation
  • Professional development opportunities based on an individual’s work and research interests

Major responsibilities:

  • Retrieve data from available public sources or databases based upon projects’ needs
  • Manage data on the server and prepare data for in-depth analysis
  • Assist with the maintenance and management of analytics systems
  • Produce ad hoc reporting using public databases and indexes
  • Supports data analyst with database development
  • Assists data analyst with the preparation of internal workshops on using analytical tools
  • May assist data analyst by providing information for operational and strategic plans, or program performance evaluation
  • May perform or assist in the delivery or presentation as well as writing documentation and technical reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and experience:

  • Background in statistics, evaluation & research, education, public policy, public administration, or a keen interest in one or more of the following areas: data management, data analytics, and program evaluation
  • Graduate degree student preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding data management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a can-do attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and problem-solve
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of public-use available data sources, surveys, and programs, such as Census Bureau data, CDC data, ACS, CPS, Edfacts, CRDC, etc.
  • Experience in data retrieval, data cleaning, and database maintenance and development

To apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter (attention: Emily Cheng) that describes what interests you about this position, what skills and experiences you bring, and what you would like to gain from this internship to Please make the subject line as follows: Application for IEL Data Management Summer Intern.

Applications accepted through Friday, May 17, 2019, or until filled. No phone inquiries, please.

IEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or disabled veterans' status. IEL is implementing a diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and of diverse backgrounds to apply.