Research Opportunity National Council of La Raza

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The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Puerto Rico office is seeking two graduate or senior-year undergraduate students (with at least a 3.4 GPA) interested in doing social, education, demographic, public policy, public health, and/or communications research in any of the following topic areas related to children in Puerto Rico: Child demographics Child abuse and neglect Child issues legislation School assessment statistics Children portrayal in media This is a great opportunity for a student majoring in social sciences (sociology, psychology, political sciences, and social work), public health, education, communications, or other related fields. These are six- to 12-month internships (stipend of $10/hr) with a work time requirement of 20 hours per week. In addition, the selected individual(s) will gain: Professional experience in research Access to database resources Opportunities to publish research at local and national levels Letter of recommendation, based on evaluation of performance The candidate(s) should have strong computer skills and a thorough command of the English language, both written and spoken. Experience with word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and presentation (PowerPoint) applications, as well as Internet proficiency, are essential. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and an undergraduate statistics class are necessary. In addition, the candidate(s) should possess the ability to work independently and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks. Previous office experience is preferred. Positions will be filled immediately. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae/résumé, a cover letter explaining your research interests, and three references to NCLR Puerto Rico Office, 654 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1003, San Juan, PR 00918-4130 or to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of approximately 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its affiliates who work at the state and local levels to advance opportunities for individuals and families. For more information, please visit