Student Analysts

Job Description

Fall 2024 Recruitment Information 

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Closes July 8th, 11:59 pm ET.

There is only one application but you may indicate interest in multiple positions. There will be two rounds of interviews and all candidates will be notified of hiring decisions no later than Monday, July 29th.

If you have any questions please reach out to our Student Engagement Manager, Shanelle Roberson at shanelle.roberson@georgetown.edu

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, 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 activities across our projects and operations. 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 currently enrolled Georgetown University student, based in Washington, D.C, through the end of the Fall 2024 semester. Applicants from all schools and academic programs are welcome. Each position has specific requirements related to experience and academic level (undergraduate, graduate, or either) so please review carefully. This position is paid (details below) and students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply. 🦋

Basic Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and accountable, with strong teamwork and collaboration
  • 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
  • Creative and agile thinking in unstructured contexts
  • A growth mind-set and openness to learning

Hours and Compensation

Student Analysts should expect to work up to 20 hours/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 locations, one in the ICC on main campus, and one downtown at 500 First Street NW. Students must be based in DC and will be required to attend some programming at these locations but will also work remotely with our distributed team.


Open Positions

  • Digital Service Network: UX Research Assistant + Community of Practice Engagement 
  • Digital Service Network: Research Assistant 
  • Digital Service Network: Event Management + Support 
  • Digital Service Network: State Chief Data Officers Network
  • Digital Benefits Network: Research Assistant – Digital Identity
  • Digital Benefits Network: Research Assistant – Ecosystem Mapping 
  • Digital Benefits Network: Rules as Code + Large Language Models 
  • The Opportunity Project for Cities: Sprint Assistant 
  • Data Labs: Program Assistant 
  • GovTech: Department of Labor + GovTech 
  • Communications: Content + Writing

Digital Service Network: UX Research Assistant + Community of Practice Engagement

Overview: The Digital Service Network (DSN) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist in developing key features for the UX Community of Practice. This role involves supporting government teams in learning and sharing best practices in human-centered design, conducting desk research, and sourcing and evaluating UX resources.

Anticipated Tasks: 

  • Support landscape research on specific UXR topics relevant to UX community. 
  • Assist in developing and implementing UX Community of Practice programming.
  • Write a Spotlight article focused on highlighting UX community members’ small UX win by interviewing government practitioners and crafting a story.
  • Provide administrative support for UX Community of Practice meetings and support sourcing and evaluating resources for the library.

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Experience or interest in research, design, public sector technology, and/or storytelling.
  • Desire to learn about digital government and human-centered design.
  • Strong skills in research, stakeholder engagement, and writing.

Digital Service Network: Research Assistant

Overview: The Digital Service Network (DSN) is seeking a graduate student to promote peer learning among digital government practitioners and highlight initiatives to make government service delivery more equitable and effective. This role involves conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and writing actionable research findings to feature innovative work within DSN member governments.

Anticipated Tasks: 

  • Conduct independent desk research on government teams and projects.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews with government practitioners.
  • Write well-crafted Spotlight articles highlighting innovative government practices.
  • Contribute to DSN’s broader research efforts as needed, for example our digital transformation policy scan or our digital service team tracking efforts.

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Academic level: graduate 
  • Experience or interest in digital government best practices and state and local government.
  • Strong skills in qualitative research, interviewing, and writing concisely.
  • Enthusiasm for learning from digital government leaders and advancing digital transformation of government.

Digital Service Network: Event Management + Support

Overview: The Digital Service Network (DSN) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to support project management, network communications, and event support for network events and specifically, FormFest, a large virtual event centered on government form innovation. 

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Assist in planning, marketing, and executing network events.
  • Develop marketing materials, including event banners, social media posts, and email campaigns.
  • Support management of event registration, outreach, and follow-up.
  • Author event recaps summarizing key takeaways.
  • Work closely with Community Manager Michaela Caudill to highlight digital transformation efforts.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Experience or interest in digital government best practices and state and local government.
  • Strong skills in virtual event planning, communications and marketing, project management, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Enthusiasm for learning from digital government leaders and contributing to digital transformation.

Digital Service Network: State Chief Data Officers Network

Overview: The Digital Service Network (DSN) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to support the State Chief Data Officers (CDO) Community of Practice strategic planning process. This role involves engaging with state CDOs to develop a strategic plan to guide the community’s work into the future.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Attending CDO Community of Practice meetings with a focus on strategic planning sessions.
  • Collecting and synthesizing CDO feedback from the strategic planning sessions.
  • Conducting interviews of CDOs to develop personas representing the different ways CDOs wish to engage with Beeck Center projects.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Experience or interest in data governance and use by state governments.
  • Strong skills in writing, communication, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Enthusiasm for learning from State Chief Data Officers and supporting communities of practice.

Digital Benefits Network: Research Assistant – Digital Identity

Overview: The Digital Benefits Network (DBN) team is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to support ongoing research on digital identity in public benefits. This role offers hands-on experience in qualitative research, data analysis, and writing for a government audience, working closely with Elizabeth Bynum Sorrell and other DBN team members.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Completing qualitative and quantitative analysis (including data visualization) on data from DBN’s updated landscape research on authentication and identity proofing approaches in public benefits (see 2023 research). 
  • Assist in drafting and polishing public-facing analysis of DBN’s landscape research on authentication and identity proofing.
  • Collaboratively scope and conduct interview-based research project on digital identity practices with government stakeholders.
  • Receive IRB Human Subjects training.
  • Write research findings for government audiences.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods, effective use of spreadsheets, data visualization, and strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of public benefits programs, computer science, or cybersecurity is a plus, but not required.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and contributing to research on public benefits access

Digital Benefits Network: Research Assistant – Ecosystem Mapping

Overview: The Digital Benefits Network (DBN) team is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to support the development of a public benefits organization directory and ecosystem map. This interactive database will offer a curated, public map and directory that illustrates connection points, while also serving as an open and transparent tool with useful information about each individual organization. This work will involve collaboration with the Digital Service Network team.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Conduct desk research on ecosystem partner organizations, including federal, state, and local government agencies.
  • Assist with creating and deploying a survey for the ecosystem partner directory.
  • Work within Airtable to create entries for partner organizations.
  • Assist with user testing and iterative improvements for the directory.
  • Assist with outreach about the ecosystem map and directory.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Familiarity working with databases, such as Airtable.
  • Familiarity with data analysis, data visualization and mapping software, such as Tableau and Qualtrics.
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods and strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of public benefits programs, data science, or computer science is a plus, but not required.

Digital Benefits Network: Rules as Code + Large Language Models

Overview: The Digital Benefits Network (DBN) team seeks two undergraduate or graduate students to support the team’s work on Rules as Code. This role involves exploring the use of generative AI including Large Language Models (LLMs) to translate benefits eligibility policies into code and across different coding languages.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Contribute to a prototype exploring the use of LLMs in Rules as Code.
  • Collaborate with Georgetown University faculty, staff, subject matter experts, and students from the Beeck Center and Massive Data Institute.
  • Participate in prototyping, including selecting public benefits program policies and code frameworks, and analyzing LLM outputs.
  • Support the Policy2Code Prototyping Challenge and write summaries of team findings.
  • Participate in a project demo at the DBN’s in-person conference, BenCon, in September in Washington, D.C.
  • Co-author publication on the use of generative AI and LLMs in Rules as Code

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Background in public policy, law, or computer science.
  • Interest in LLM prototyping and Rules as Code.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.

The Opportunity Project for Cities: Sprint Assistant

Overview: The Opportunity Project for Cities is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to work alongside Director Harold Moore and researcher Elham Ali. This role involves collaborating with program partners at the Centre for Public Impact and Google.org and providing technical assistance and support to city participants in the TOPC 20-week design sprint in multiple cities.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Collaborate with program partners and deliver technical assistance to city participants in the TOPC design sprint.
  • Develop communications products such as blog posts, reports, or features.
  • Generate insights about program design and design learning resources for the TOPC community of practice.
  • Assist cities in secondary research and problem framing.
  • Research national and local trends for challenges and topics relevant to cities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: either undergraduate or graduate
  • Interest in local government reform, facilitation, qualitative research, and storytelling.
  • Strong research, analysis, and communications skills.

Data Labs: Program Assistant

Overview: The Data Labs team is seeking a graduate student to support the Data Labs program that uses a human-centered design approach to help states launch data-sharing projects that improve government services and the lives of residents. The Student Analyst will work closely with Director Ali Benson and Program Manager Jen Puma, and collaborate with Program Managers Vinith Annam, and Isaac Yoder.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Build and administer a survey designed to engage Data Labs alumni, i.e. cross-functional teams of data and policy leaders in state government
  • Clean and organize survey data, and evaluate the results
  • Draft and present a report on survey findings, including visualizations and strategic recommendations
  • As time allows, the Student Analyst is welcome to join Data Labs events and team meetings. There may also be an opportunity to work on additional projects that align with personal interests and growth opportunities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: graduate
  • Motivated and detail-oriented student with strong research, data visualization, and storytelling skills.
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to effectively communicate complex information to a broad audience.
  • Interest in learning about the elements of survey design and/or data-informed policymaking and government

GovTech: Department of Labor + GovTech

Overview: The Beeck Center is recruiting a graduate student to work alongside Fellow Aaron Snow and Researcher Eve Elie to support research in the field of government technology (GovTech). This role involves developing methods for surfacing insights, capturing and documenting current trends, and supporting GovTech projects by sharing stories and best practices.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Assist in executing research, drawing from the Beeck Center Research Framework.
  • Capture and document trends through surveys, interviews, case studies, and summary reports.
  • Support ongoing and new GovTech programming by sharing best practices.
  • Conduct research and assist with event curation related to GovTech projects.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: graduate
  • Strong research skills and ability to execute comprehensive research activities.
  • Experience in documenting findings and creating detailed reports.
  • Interest in government technology, public sector innovation, and storytelling.

Communications: Content + Writing

Overview: The Beeck Center Communications team is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to gain hands-on experience in human-interest content creation, interviewing, and publishing.

Anticipated Tasks:

  • Draft and edit written content, including blog posts, profiles, case studies, social media posts, reports, and templates.
  • Conduct interviews with Beeck Directors, Fellows, and thought leaders to hone interview and research skills and gain insights from experts.
  • Collect content and conduct research for the Beeck Center’s annual impact report highlighting the center’s accomplishments in 2024.
  • Participate in strategy and editorial meetings, contributing insights and collaborating on communication strategies.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Academic level: undergraduate or graduate
  • Strong writing, editing, and content promotion skills. 
  • Journalism experience strongly preferred.
  • Passion for communication and eagerness to learn.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic team environment.

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.

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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.

 

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