CONFLICT RESOLUTION RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Conflict Lab Internship Program (CLIP)
International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Intern (part-time, unpaid)
Deadline for applications: September 12, 2014
Research Interns work on specific research projects throughout the academic year. Most interns spend their time performing a mix of administrative and research-related tasks. The program is intended to link the Center’s research project leads to specific Research Interns in a process that includes a series of orientation meetings to introduce them to the work, as well as broader programmatic meetings for skill building and lab management coordination.
Interns are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of research programs at Professor Peter Coleman’s Peace and Conflict Dynamics Lab, and get a better sense of its design and implementation.
Fall internship appointments start in September and require a minimum weekly commitment of 8 hours for one academic year.
The primary responsibilities of the research intern include but are not limited to
– Assisting in the day-to-day implementation and operation of research studies conducted by the unit.
– Run participants in the lab following scripts and protocols.
– Recruiting and retaining research participants (e.g. eligibility screening, enrollment, scheduling) and administrating participant appointments (informed consent, collection of data, participant reimbursement).
– Conducting occasional literature reviews and other research as requested by research project leads.
All research involves a good deal of administrative work (e.g. data entry, data cleaning, participant appointments) and thus the research intern should expect a considerable amount of paperwork.
Interns are also given the opportunity to work with researchers from collaborating agencies such as The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute. Research interns leave CLIP with the skills necessary to perform standard research procedures, and a good background in conflict resolution, cooperation, and social justice.
– Demonstrated interest in the field of conflict resolution
– Excellent communication and writing skills
– Research and analytical skills
– Computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
– Quantitative and qualitative research skills are an asset
Please send your resume and cover letter to Jen Hull at Jen.firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.