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Research & Program Design Fellow

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Until   May 1, 2017


Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate's skills, career goals, interests and BakerRipley' priorities. BakerRipley expects that this fellowship will be used as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual's experience.

Fall and Spring Fellows are expected to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week for 14-16 weeks during each academic semester. 
Summer Fellows typically work a full 40-hour work week with our staff for 10-12 weeks from May through August.

The fellowship is competitive and unpaid. 

Currently, the Strategy, Program Planning & Evaluation team is seeking dedicated and focused candidates that possess excellent research and data analysis skills to assist in data collection and analysis; program planning, strategy development, and evaluation; as well as policy and advocacy efforts. 

Potential projects include: 

  • Researching, writing, making data requests, and visualizing data for publications and internal reports
  • Supporting the development of a continuous improvement model that includes a process for regular data collection and dissemination for program staff and leadership
  • Researching and drafting policy analyses and recommendations 
  • Researching and drafting memos regarding best practices and innovative program models to inform strategy and planning for a various of program areas including early childhood, K-12 education, and financial management and asset building

Preferred qualifications:

We are in search of dedicated individuals to be key members of our team. A sense of humor and a passion for social justice issues are strong plusses. 

Demonstrated interest in research and data analysis is strongly preferred, as well as a working knowledge of Excel and/or SPSS. All candidates must be professional, with good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and work well individually and in a team-oriented environment.

We expect that most applicants are currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in sociology, social work, psychology, public policy, or political science. However, applicants of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Benefits include a positive and engaging office atmosphere, recognition for tangible products that will benefit the organization, coaching and mentorship from senior staff, and the ability to truly have an impact on the lives of low-income families in Houston with one of the most reputable organizations in town.

How to apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to planning&

BakerRipley, formerly Neighborhood Centers, Inc. values a diverse team of individuals and encourage all those interested and qualified to apply. Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race, ethnicity or creed. 


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