Job Opportunity: Communications Intern

J-PAL North America is recruiting a Communications Intern to contribute to its mission of reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. The Communications Intern will support the efforts of the policy and administrative groups at J-PAL North America to ensure that important research reaches decision makers who can act on it. Responsibilities include: identifying policy windows for J-PAL to highlight research in our sectors; assisting with the maintenance of J-PAL North America’s primary social media platforms, including the website, newsletter, and social media; and supporting J-PAL North America events designed to bring policymakers, practitioners, and researchers together to spur new research collaborations.

We are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills and a demonstrated interest in poverty alleviation. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016-2017 academic year. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible.

We will review applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.

Job Opportunity: Policy and Research Intern (Fall 2016)

J-PAL North America is recruiting a Policy and Research Intern for fall 2016 to contribute to its mission of building the capacity of policymakers to use and generate rigorous evidence of what works in the fight against poverty. The Policy and Research Intern will support J-PAL North America’s mission through a range of responsibilities including: supporting the development and coordination of capacity-building activities; supporting stakeholder and partnership engagements, and; assisting in organizing customized courses and trainings for partner organizations.

We are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills, knowledge of econometrics or statistics, and an interest in poverty alleviation. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016 fall semester. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible.

We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.

Job Opportunity: Crime and Criminal Justice Intern (Fall 2016)

J-PAL North America is recruiting a Crime and Criminal Justice Intern for fall 2016 to contribute to its new Crime and Violence Prevention Initiative. This new initiative is working on promoting policies that can both reduce violence and encourage policymakers to pursue strategies other than incarceration to achieve this goal building on J-PAL’s previous work on crime. Responsibilities of the Crime and Criminal Justice Intern will include: exploring policies and programs that might benefit from and be well-suited for rigorous evaluation, conducting background research, drafting policy-oriented summaries of specific studies related to criminal justice and assisting with outreach and event planning.

We are seeking someone with strong organizational and communication skills as well as an interest in policies that help disadvantaged communities. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016 fall semester. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible and there may be an opportunity to extend the term of the internship to the spring. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.

Job Opportunity: Education Technology Policy Intern (Fall 2016)

J-PAL North America is recruiting an Education Technology Policy Intern for fall 2016 to contribute to its growing research on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of education technology in the United States. Through its education technology-related work, J-PAL North America builds partnerships with state and local education agencies and other education organizations to design randomized evaluations. In addition, our work develops capacity to rigorously evaluate technology-enabled learning programs and strategies to bridge the digital divide. Responsibilities of the Education Policy Technology Intern will include: exploring technology-enabled policies and programs that might benefit from rigorous evaluation, conducting background research, drafting policy-oriented summaries of specific studies related to education and technology, and assisting with outreach, grants and event planning.

We are seeking someone with strong organizational and communication skills as well as a demonstrated interest in education and technology. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. It is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week) during the 2016 fall semester. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.

Multiple Fall Policy Intern Positions Available

J-PAL North America is hiring multiple part-time policy interns for the fall semester, and has open positions in the following areas: crime and criminal justice policy, housing policy, education technology policy, health policy, and a general policy and research position.

These positions are based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA, and working hours are flexible.

For more information, and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers?f[0]=field_job_type_role%3AInternship

Job Opportunity: Senior Policy Associate (U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative)

J-PAL North America is looking for a Senior Policy Associate to support the development of the U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative. The initiative builds partnerships with government health agencies and other health organizations to design randomized evaluations of innovative policies and programs; builds capacity among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to rigorously evaluate health programs; and translates the results of completed evaluations into lessons for policymakers. The Senior Policy Associate will serve as a project coordinator and analyst for potential randomized evaluations spurred by the J-PAL U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative and will support J-PAL staff and partners in designing randomized evaluations. As a Senior Policy Associate, the primary tasks will involve evaluation support, capacity building, and communication.

We’re looking for a candidate with an understanding of impact evaluation, training in statistics, experience with project management, knowledge about health care, and excellent communications skills. We seek applicants from diverse backgrounds and welcome candidates with experience working on randomized evaluations in the United States or abroad.

For more details on the position, and instructions on how to apply, please visit this page.

Job Opportunity: Health Policy Intern (Fall 2016)

J-PAL North America is looking for a fall 2016 Health Policy Intern to support our U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative, which seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care in the United States. The initiative builds partnerships with government health agencies and other health organizations to design randomized evaluations of innovative policies and programs; builds capacity among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to rigorously evaluate health programs; and translates the results of completed evaluations into lessons for policymakers. The Health Policy Intern will support the U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative by providing support for evaluation, communications, outreach, event planning, and other tasks as needed.

We’re looking for someone who has a strong public health knowledge base, as well as excellent research and writing skills. This is a paid, part-time (10-20 hours per week) position based at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Work schedule and start and end dates are flexible.

We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. For more information, see the job description and application information here.