Best Practices Intern

Status: Summer Internship beginning May/June 2014

Reporting: Reports to the Associate Vice President for Best Practices

Basic Function: Assists the CGS Best Practices function in a variety of tasks as specified below or assigned

Specific Responsibilities

·       Conduct research projects and compile data on various aspects of graduate education.

·       Provide research assistance in support of best practice website and reports (on topics that may include financial literacy, student debt, the Preparing Future Faculty program, learning assessment, research ethics and international issues.

·       Update and maintain electronic resources (website pages, social media and newsgroups) for external grants and best practice initiatives.

·       Create or update databases and other records. Examples may include contact lists or other project logs.

·       Develop promotional brochures or materials.

·       Assist with the writing and design of CGS best practice promotional materials, publications and reports.



Position Requirements and Required Skills

·       Full-time for the summer of 2014 for an eight week commitment at a scheduled 35 hours per week beginning in May/June 2014.

·       Excellent writing skills; experience conducting independent and/or group projects; strong organizational habits; courteous, proactive communication with colleagues to ensure that timelines are met.

·       A current student in a graduate degree humanities or social sciences program, Master’s or PhD, preferred; a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline acceptable.

·       Strong quantitative skills desired.

·       Graduate level coursework in research methods highly desired.

·       Some familiarity with higher education issues is a plus.

·       Working knowledge of Excel required.

Stipend: $3,000 for an eight-week commitment paid on a semi-monthly basis.

To Apply: Send your cover letter, resume or CV to along with three recent references and writing samples.