Student Analysts – Summer 2023

Job Description

About the Student Analyst 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.


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. Students graduating in May 2023 are not eligible for the Summer SA program.

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.



  • 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


  • 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 Benefits Network (DBN):  Communications & Network Engagement

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to join our Digital Benefits Network (DBN) project team and work alongside Community Manager Shanelle Roberson (supervisor), Researcher Elizabeth Bynum Sorrell, and Fellow Ariel Kennan. The DBN is looking for a student analyst who can boost our engagement with partner organizations and practitioners, and aid in advancing our network strategy as we seek to improve the delivery of public benefits for all. The Student Analyst will have the opportunity to draft and publish materials and social media content for our core offerings, engage with network participants through event planning, and support the strategic planning and execution of network events. The DBN is working on our first in-person, two-day conference for about 100 people in June. In addition to attending and supporting the event, the Student Analyst will conduct post-conference research and analyze survey and feedback data to create a performance and feedback report,  develop session summaries and recap articles, and provide recommendations for future network engagement. The Student Analyst will have many learning opportunities including: building knowledge of how technology, data and design are reducing administrative burden and improving service delivery of the safety net; networking with individuals and organizations on the forefront of benefit innovation; public-facing writing, materials, and events that student will be critical to creating; and gaining experience in an interdisciplinary team working to move a field forward.

Digital Service Network (DSN): Innovation Research

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to join our Digital Service Network (DSN) project team and work alongside Researcher Colleen Pulawski (supervisor), Community Manager Michaela Caudill, Fellow Kirsten Wyatt. As part of the DSN’s broader work to promote peer learning among digital government practitioners and highlight promising initiatives to make government service delivery more equitable and effective, we launched the DSN Spotlight series: short-form, write-ups that feature innovative work happening across the DSN’s member governments. Recent Spotlights feature, for example, the implementation of digital accessibility policies, and efforts to foster inclusion in gender-based data collection. Over the course of the summer, this Student Analyst will be responsible for leading research for and writing Spotlights in close collaboration with DSN’s Researcher. This will include identifying initiatives to feature with the DSN team, conducting desk research and interviews with government practitioners from across the U.S., and producing well-crafted write-ups of your research. This SA may also have the opportunity to contribute to the DSN’s larger, more long-term research efforts. In this role, you will gain experience with: conducting in-depth qualitative interviews; clearly and concisely synthesizing information from a number of sources; writing actionable research findings that are published to a broad, cross-sector audience; building knowledge of how technology, data, and design can help improve government service delivery; networking with practitioners at the forefront of digital services innovation; and collaborating closely with an interdisciplinary team that holds significant government experience. For this role, we are open to student candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, though a strong interest in or experience with government work is a plus.

Digital Service Network (DSN): Data Management & Process Improvement

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to join the Digital Service Network (DSN) team and work closely with Community Manager Michaela Caudill (supervisor) and Fellow Kirsten Wyatt. The Student Analyst will assist in website maintenance and improvements, data management, and process/workflow improvement for the DSN. Work will begin by a needs assessment through interviews with the internal DSN team, followed by recommendations for improvement, and lastly implementation. The Student Analyst will use tools like AirTable and Softr and will gain tangible experience in data management and process improvement using approaches like automation. No coding or technical experience required—only curiosity and interest in digital government. In addition, the Student Analyst will support and participate in other DSN activities like network planning, community events/meetings, and marketing support.

Intergovernmental Software Collaborative (ISC): Community Engagement

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to join the Intergovernmental Software Collaborative (ISC) and work closely with Community Manager, Nalani Saito (supervisor) and Fellow Dominic Campbell. Responsibilities may include contributing research, data-collection, and communications to a human-centered research pilot on child care subsidy onboarding in the U.S.; supporting community building events and convenings for government practitioners interested in collaborative approaches to technology improvements; and writing short form content, such as blogs and newsletters. This Student Analyst role can be tailored to the interests and skills of the applicant and will involve collaboration with ISC team members, as well as relationship building with external stakeholders. 

The Opportunity Project for Cities (TOPC)

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to support The Opportunity Project for Cities, working alongside Senior Technical Advisor Harold Moore. This project involves hands-on collaboration with program partners at the Centre for Public Impact and, 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. The Student Analyst will gain experience in cross-sector collaboration, open data, local government reform, facilitation, qualitative research, storytelling, and strategic decision-making. The Student Analyst will supplement city support through the TOPC sprint, developing communications products like blog posts, reports, or features, generating insights about program design, and designing learning resources for the TOPC community of practice.  

State Chief Data Officers (State CDO) Network: Community Management

We are recruiting an undergraduate student to support the state Chief Data Officer (State CDO) Network, working alongside Fellow Milda Aksamitauskas.  The Student Analyst will engage with network participants, help conduct research and deliver public-facing content, draft social media and newsletter content, and support strategy and execution of network events. The Student Analyst will have many learning opportunities including: work experience with appointed and civil service career leaders in the data field across the United States, qualitative and quantitative research skills, policy development, communication and will learn about the latest topics in data governance, privacy and management.

State Chief Data Officers (State CDO) Network: Research

State CDO network is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services CDO and McCourt’s Data Science for Public Policy program director to analyze and produce research on the best practices where and how to place data leaders for maximum impact. We are recruiting one graduate-level student analyst to join the collaborative research project team and work alongside Fellow Milda Aksamitauskas. The student analyst will assist in creating a 50-state survey to better understand the Chief Data Officer role within the state structure, conduct qualitative research, analyze and synthesize results with the complimentary research produced on health and human service data leadership analysis and write reports for academic and government decision maker audiences. The student will work closely with the team to scope and conduct interviews with select state leaders. The Student Analyst will have many learning opportunities including: conducting research alongside faculty and leading practitioners in the field; interviewing state leaders; learning how to analyze research data and propose a strategic plan; publishing insights from research and engagement; and gaining exposure to the unique challenges of chief data officers.

Beeck Center Communications

We are recruiting an undergraduate or graduate student to 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. The communications student analyst will hone their skills in digital communications, content marketing, and audience engagement by: drafting and editing written content, including blog posts, case studies, social media posts, guides, playbooks, and templates; conducting interviews with fellows and other experts in the field;  supporting project teams with preparation and promotion; participating in weekly strategy and editorial meetings; and collecting data on content performance for analysis. Candidates should have a strong combination of skills and abilities, with an emphasis on writing, editing, and content promotion.

Hours and Compensation

Student Analysts who are not enrolled in summer courses can work up to 40 hours/week, and must be able to commit a minimum of 30 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.


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 

Office Schedule:
Monday: Remote
Tuesday: Capitol Campus
Wednesday: Main Campus
Thursday: Capitol Campus
Friday: Remote

Note on Housing for Summer Applicants:

The Beeck Center does not provide on-campus summer housing. Students interested in living in a subsidized on-campus dorm can apply for a summer staff position at Georgetown University. The Beeck Center recommends that students apply for paid on-campus housing, or to search for individual or group housing off-campus, for which you will likely find much more affordable options. If you are selected for the position, we are happy to connect you with other summer student staff to coordinate shared housing. The two office locations are accessible via public transportation and university shuttles.

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 Sunday, April 2, 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, May 1. All student analysts will begin work on Tuesday, May 30 and conclude Friday, August 11, 2023. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, and if you don’t see the answer, please email


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

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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.