Research Analyst Intern at 100 Resilient Cities
Research Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY Type: Part Time Min. Experience: Entry Level
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is a new organization dedicated to helping cities to be better prepared for and quickly rebound from 21st century shocks and stresses. 100 Resilient Cities has selected and is working with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it provides four kinds of value, to start: 1) Financial and other support for putting in place a new city resilience leader, a Chief Resilience Officer; 2) Support for development of a robust resilience strategy; 3) Management of a peer-to-peer network of member cities who can learn from and help each other; and 4) Connecting member cities to curated solutions of services provided by Platform Partners who can help them to implement their resilience strategies. 100RC seeks to increase awareness of the importance of resilience thinking, to catalyze a new community of urban resilience practitioners and spur the growth of a robust ecosystem of resilience-focused solutions and solution providers.
ABOUT THE ROLE
100RC is looking for a part-time Research Analyst Intern to assist its Knowledge & Impact (K&I) unit in New York, NY to execute quantitative analyses that will help us better understand the urban resilience challenges our member cities face, and the solutions they are generating.
The Research Analyst will support 100RC’s K&I team with quantitative analysis, data visualization, data cleaning and programming. Working with multidisciplinary teams and under the supervision of senior staff, s/he will also analyze, visualize, and present data and research findings for 100RC publications and internal use, helping to identify new ways of transforming our complex data and research on urban resilience into images and infographics that are accurate, intuitive, and compelling.
The Research Analyst will focus primarily on analyzing data captured in our Initiative Database—a comprehensive database of the thousands of resilience initiatives launched globally, but may also contribute to other projects.
This is a unique opportunity to help a growing global non-profit build capacity and develop its approach around data analysis and visualization techniques. The candidate should have a demonstrated passion for data analysis, research, storytelling and creative reporting, as well as some interest in the practice of urban resilience and the mission of 100RC.
Manage a large repository of both qualitative and quantitative data; enforce data integrity and security
Write data processing scripts to calculate indicators using basic statistical and analytic techniques
Prepare tables, graphs, maps, other visualizations, and methodologies for 100RC reports
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
Relevant Master’s Degree (either in progress or completed) in statistics, economics, public policy, urban planning, the social sciences, computer science, or a related field, plus strong quantitative data analysis skills
Must demonstrate solid mathematical ability, analytic thinking, and effective oral and written communication of quantitative findings and methods
Commitment to 100RC’s mission
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to multitask and respond to shifting priorities
Comfort working both independently and collaboratively
Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
Experience in research and policy analysis
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Experience writing programs or scripts in at least one statistical package (R, SAS, or Stata or similar)
Advanced PowerPoint and presentation development skills
Experience with visualization and/or dashboard design techniques for data analysis and presentation
Experience with graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
A love of data ― interactive charts, gifs, dashboards, structuring data, and exploring new ways of engaging diverse audiences through data storytelling
Compensation and Duration
100 RC will provide a stipend. The internship will consist of 10-15 hours a week, during the spring semester, with possible extension through the summer.
Application Due Date
December 9, 2016
Anticipated Start Date
January 16, 2017
100 Resilient Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer
100 Resilient Cities is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, 100 Resilient Cities ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.