Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant

1. CCFP Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP) is looking for a summer research assistant (RA) to help with projects across the center. The RA will work with CCFP faculty and staff to support current research projects through literature reviews, legislative analysis, and policy research. The RA will develop 2-3 policy briefs in collaboration with CCFP faculty and staff on topics related to child and family policy. Interns will perform substantive work to support and promote the work of CCFP.

Students must reside in NC for the summer (residing means sleeping, eating).

The position pays $12.50/hr for up to 240 hours over the summer (approximately 20-30 hours/week for 8-10 weeks). Work must be completed between May 1-August 13, 2021.

Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or interest in child and family policy
  • Detail orientation
  • The ability to work independently and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and policy analysis

Direct applications to Scientific Manager Berkeley Yorkery, byorkery@duke.edu

2. Work-Family Project Research Assistant

The Philadelphia Work-Family Project is a research project conducted by faculty at the Sanford School of Public Policy that aims to understand how working parents in Philadelphia balance work and family demands on a daily basis. We are looking for undergraduate students who are detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and eager to help with participant outreach and follow-up.

The main responsibilities of this position will include: 1) conducting outreach and completing surveys with participants by phone, 2) providing project administrative support to facilitate participant payments and maintain project confidentiality, and 3) assisting with tasks prior to and after data collection.

Seeking students who are available approximately 8-10 hours a week with a consistent schedule. The start date is flexible but no later than July. Students with all majors/prospective majors are welcome to apply. Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus. The pay rate is competitive. Work will be remote but students must reside in North Carolina (residing means sleeping, eating).

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Ying-Chun Lin, yingchun.lin@duke.edu

3. Parenting Across Cultures Research Assistant

This project involves work on the Parenting Across Cultures project, a longitudinal study of children, mothers, and fathers in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States). Work would involve a variety of tasks related to data collection and processing, such as preparing Qualtrics surveys for remote data collection, data cleaning, and data management. Students may be involved in some scheduling of families for interviews and administration of a computerized battery of executive functioning tasks over Zoom.  Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Research Project Manager Ann Skinner, askinner@duke.edu.