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Research and Learning Internship

Company: Childfund International
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW ChildFund's Research and Learning Team is looking for research and learning interns who are excited about the applied health and social science research process and interested in the intersection of child protection, child development, and public health. ChildFund is a child-focused International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) which, since 1938, has worked with local implementing partners (LIPs), governments, and other partner organizations to help create the safe environments children need to thrive. Interns will gain practical research experience at a humanitarian child development non-governmental organization (NGO) while contributing to ChildFund's research and learning objectives for specific projects and overall organizational learning agenda. Specific projects include research and evaluation support for ChildFund's programming for children, families and communities in 20 country offices and other global initiatives focused on school-based violence prevention and responsive and protective parenting, respectively. The interns' research support for these projects will also contribute ChildFund's ongoing development of learning products such as learning briefs, case studies, conference presentations, and journal publications. The internship duration is for four months with the opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Research and Learning Team. The internship has a flexible weekly time commitment (15 hours or more). RESPONSIBILITIES Provide research support to Senior Researcher Advisor/Directors, to include assisting with: Design and conduct of literature reviews, document reviews, and other quantitative and qualitative synthesis activities. Preparation for and execution of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Support data collection for ongoing and new, primary research studies. Generate summary reports and briefings to summarize research findings and to support the development of learning products (i.e., learning briefs, conference presentations, and journal publications. QUALIFICATIONS Enrolled in a Public Health, Education, Psychology, or related graduate program. Knowledge of research methods, including behavioral/social science experimental study design and threats to internal/external validity. Experience designing and conducting literature reviews (bibliographic database searches, review of articles, etc.) and/or research syntheses (systematic reviews). Ability to manipulate and analyze datasets in Microsoft Excel and one or more statistical analysis software packages, e.g., SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, etc. Experience writing reports on research studies. Advanced computer skills, with proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite applications, e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with qualitative analysis software, e.g., NVIVO a plus. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Team player. HOW TO APPLY To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample as one PDF document specifying "Research and Learning Internship" as the title. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and up to two internships are available. ABOUT CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL ChildFund International (ChildFund) [www.childfund.org] is a child-focused International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) which, since 1938, has worked with local implementing partners (LIPs), governments, and other partner organizations to help create the safe environments children need to thrive. ChildFund's twofold purpose is to (a) help deprived, excluded, and vulnerable children around the world. This is done by improving their lives and helping them become adults who bring positive change to their communities; and (b) promote societies that value, protect, and advance the worth and rights of children. ChildFund has direct programming in communities in twenty countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, including the United States. ChildFund works across three key life stages to tailor interventions to meet children's evolving needs as they develop from infancy through young adulthood. ChildFund's Research and Learning team implements a research program to support thought leadership, visibility, and overall learning around the organization's child development and child protection work. Research initiatives include both internal and external evidence synthesis, formative research, and primary and research studies.

Keywords: Childfund International, Norfolk , Research and Learning Internship, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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