Student Analysts

Job Description

Spring 2024 – Applications have closed

About the Student Analyst (SA) Program

Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are motivated self-starters looking to drive social change. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As a Student Analyst, you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic. 

Each position is designed to specifically support action-oriented research across our various projects and operations. At the same time, you are charged to connect this work to the larger Beeck Center portfolio, which is focused on social impact by employing the tools of data, design, technology, and innovation.

We care deeply about the academic, professional, and personal development of our Student Analysts. Our program centers on experiential learning through project-based work, and we invite all Student Analysts to further career development through conferences, workshops, webinars, and extended networking. Finally, our Student Analysts participate in introspective exercises that are designed to help the discovery and design of their pathways to careers and, hopefully, the social impact space.

Eligibility

You must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate) at Georgetown University, who is looking for a challenge and wants to grow professionally. Each position description may contain further eligibility requirements. 

We are looking for candidates with a strong combination of skills and abilities, with an emphasis on writing, research, and analytical skills. This position is paid (details below) and students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Highly motivated and accountable, with strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • The ability to learn quickly and approach projects of any size with confidence 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and communicate changes in capacity and availability in a timely manner
  • Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job
  • Openness to learning project management and communication software including Slack, Airtable, and Asana
  • Creative and agile thinking in unstructured contexts
  • A growth mind-set and openness to learning

Preferred:

  • Research experience, strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with Airtable or similar tools for data management
  • Comfortable with a start-up work environment
  • Striving to tackle social challenges greater than yourself
  • An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector
  • Knowledge of ongoing efforts in public interest technology, policy innovation, public service delivery, and data for social good

Open Positions

Digital Service Network (DSN): Data + Digital Resource Management

The Digital Service Network (DSN) is looking for one undergraduate or graduate student to support data management of the DSN Resource Library and member databases.

At a glance: 

  • We’re looking for someone with experience or interest in digital government best practices + state and local government.
  • You’ll grow your skills in digital government + state and local government knowledge, data collection, curation, and management, and process/workflow management. 
  • Apply if you’re interested in talking with and learning from digital government leaders and strengthening your data management skills!
  • Will ideally be available during our monthly UX Subnetwork meeting (Thursdays from 3-4 PM ET) (but this is not a dealbreaker, only an opportunity to meet leaders in the government digital services space)

Learn more about this role.

The Opportunity Project for Cities (TOPC): Sprint Support

We are recruiting one undergraduate or graduate student to support The Opportunity Project for Cities, working alongside Senior Technical Advisor Harold Moore and researcher Elham Ali

This project involves hands-on collaboration with program partners at the Centre for Public Impact and Google.org, as well as delivery of technical assistance and program support to city participants in the TOPC 20-week design sprint in four or more cities.

At a glance:

  • The student in this role should be interested or have experience in journalism, communications, and storytelling.
  • The student will provide internal communication for city governments (e.x. MySideWalk app).
  • The student will research local and national Insights and conduct trends analysis and reporting.
  • TOPC SAs may also have the opportunities to be trained in SQL, Python, and R for data analysis and visualization.
  • Apply if you are interested in the opportunity to help cities create and write assets they can use for their own communication teams.

Learn more about this role.

Data Labs: Support Data Labs Program Launch + Lead State of the State Address Analysis

The Data Labs team is recruiting one (1) undergraduate or graduate student to work alongside Program Lead, Ali Benson, and collaborate with Program Managers Vinith Annam, Jen Puma, and Isaac Yoder

Data Labs is a program that uses human centered design approaches to help states launch data-sharing projects that improve government services and the lives of residents. We do this by convening cross-functional state teams, offering hands-on assistance, and leveraging insights from subject matter experts. The SA will be joining the Data Labs team as we prepare to launch a new cohort of states. 

At a glance:

We are looking for a Student Analyst with:

  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in developing or enhancing data visualization skills
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and data-informed decision making
  • Curious, proactive, flexible, and collaborative

Learn more about this role.

Beeck Center Communications

The Beeck Center Communications team is recruiting one undergraduate or graduate student to work alongside the Director of Communications, Jessica Yabsley and Storyteller-in Residence Ashleigh Fryer

The student analyst will help communicate and amplify the work taking place across our portfolio, which spans four different projects led by expert fellows who conduct leading-edge research and convene individuals and organizations across the public interest technology space to collaborate on solutions and build a broader sense of community.

At a glance:

  • This student will have the opportunity to hone their digital communication skills by drafting and editing a variety of written content.
  • This student will gain experience conducting interviews with fellows and other thought leaders in the field. 
  • This student will participate in weekly strategy and editorial meetings with the Beeck Comms team.

Learn more about this role.

Hours and Compensation

Student Analysts should expect to work up to 20 hours/week, and must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines: $17/hour for undergraduates and $22/hour for graduates.

Location

The Beeck Center has two Washington, DC office locations. Consistent with the university’s pandemic response, student analysts will work a 3:2 hybrid schedule:

Main Campus
Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC 100)
3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057
Capitol Campus
500 First (6th Floor)
500 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
Remote Capitol Remote/Main Capitol Remote

To Apply

Please submit your application through the form linked below. There is only one application, but several open positions. Please be sure to upload your (1) resume and (2) a writing sample (both required), as indicated on the online application form. 

Applications will close Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. We are unable to accept any applications after this deadline, so students are strongly encouraged to apply early. All candidates will be notified of hiring decisions no later than Monday, December 18th. All student analysts will begin work on Monday, January 22nd and conclude Friday, April 26th, 2024. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, and if you don’t see the answer, please email beeckcenter@georgetown.edu.

About the Beeck Center

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University brings together students, expert practitioners, and extended networks to work on projects that solve societal challenges using data, design, technology, and policy. Our projects test new ways for public and private institutions to leverage data and analytics, digital technologies, and service design to help more people.

Needs Assistance

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.