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Research Intern (Summer 2017)
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

USA – Washington, DC

Description- Overview

The Research Intern will be a critical player in the operations of a dedicated research team which supports both NCRC member organizations with analysis of local banking and lending as well as internal customers.  The intern can expect to be charged with collecting, cleaning, and preparing data for analysis.  Additionally, the intern will attend lectures, training events, and other functions that will offer both networking opportunities as well as demonstrate the interests of NCRC.  This is a full time position, and the applicant should expect a demanding work environment where they will be expected to work on their own under limited direction and produce results in a timely manner.

This is a rolling applications, with new interns accepted each semester. Fall semester interns can expect to be contacted by mid-August; Spring interns by mid-December; and Summer interns by mid-April.

The stipend for this position is $300/month plus local commuting costs.

Essential Functions:

The Research Intern is primarily responsible for the following:


  • Knowledge of one of the following areas is especially sought after: ArcGIS (especially ArcGIS Online (AGOL) or ArcGIS Pro), R Programming (or STATA, SPSS, etc.), Python, Access, Advanced Excel or SQL database work (vlookup, pivot tables, power pivot, nested IF statements etc.)
  • Locate and download data as needed by the research team. This may include contacting agencies at the federal, state, and local level and asking for data not easily searchable online. Once obtained, data often will need to be cleaned in order to analyze it
  • Intern will be expected to help with basic office functions, including scheduling, answering phones, responding to simple member requests, and others assignments as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Locate citations and literature to support the research of the rest of the team
  • Represent the organization at conferences, meetings, and other events, as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Research and Evaluation

Competencies: The knowledge, skills and behavioral attributes necessary for acceptable job performance.

Competency  Key Action

Ability to locate, download, and clean data.  Familiarity with large datasets desired but knowledge of Excel is essential.  Excel programming or experience with statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS would be ideal.

Problem solving
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Ability to effectively communicate in writing, and to present complex information in an easily accessible format both verbally and in writing. Some basic understanding of principles and simple techniques in graphic design preferred.

Leadership and Training
Able to speak with authority members and assist with training or other NCRC events.

Quality management    
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.


  • Technical skills. Solid background in cognitive and quantitative training, with demonstrable skills in critical thought and logic
  • Data sets. Basic familiarity with Census data is not required but will reflect favorably on the applicant
  • Research. Basic research coursework is ideal
  • Culture. Ability to work and interact in a fast-paced environment with diverse organizations and individuals
  • Education. Upper class undergraduate or recent graduate status preferred

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample.


To Apply

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Posted on 05 May 2017
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