Reports to: Vice President, Women of Color
Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization working to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyst's Research Department is responsible for formulating, conducting, and publishing cutting-edge studies and practical guides to the retention, development, and advancement of women in business. Catalyst’s knowledge comprises more than four decades of groundbreaking research and consulting experiences on issues relating to women’s advancement in business and the professions.
Interns who work for Catalyst’s Research Department will gain in-depth training and valuable experience in a variety of tasks relevant to advancing women and building inclusive environments.
Interns who work for Catalyst’s Research Department will gain in-depth training and valuable experience in a variety of tasks relevant to advancing women and building inclusive environments. Interns will work directly with a Research VP who will supervise, train, and observe their work efforts and tasks.
Sample responsibilities may include:
- Research a literature review on career issues for racially/ethnically diverse women.
- Support the development of primary research on diverse women in the United States, including contributing to a conceptual paper on proposed research.
- Do secondary analyses on survey data to further analyze dimensions of difference among men and women, using SPSS.
- Assist Research team with project work, as available and applicable.
This internship is a part-time position, requiring approximately 20 hours per week. The length of the internship and weekly work schedule are flexible, and interns may work from home for certain tasks. Virtual interns will also be considered.
Interns are required to have basic to intermediate skills in social science research, an understanding of general research principles, knowledge of content areas related to diverse women and careers; strong attention to detail, and some writing experience. Interns must be motivated, possess initiative and a sense of urgency, be technologically savvy, and be able to work independently. Though welcome, previous research and/or corporate work experience is not required and on-the-job training will be provided as part of the internship.
This internship is unpaid and open only to those students seeking credit or academic acknowledgement for an internship. “Academic acknowledgement” is available for students who cannot, for various reasons, earn school credit, but are doing an internship to fulfill a school requirement or to have the work experience recognized as part of their degree program.
If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In the cover letter, please address the following topics: (1) Why you want to work for Catalyst; (2) What you would like to work on/what you expect from the internship; (3) What unique skills and abilities you could bring to the role; and (4) Offer a proposed work schedule.