OPAR Internships for Spring 2009

The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR) is seeking student interns for the Spring 2009 semester.  Ideal candidates will balance technical skills with an interest in public policy.  The work environment is a small team of policy analysts in an information technology research laboratory.   Note: This is an unpaid position, but we encourage students to pursue course credit for the experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Monday, November 1, 2008

Read on for more information…
Job Responsibilities

  1. Work 15 hours per week through Spring semester 2009 (January 5 – April 24).
  2. Attend weekly team meetings.
  3. Conduct in-depth policy research.
  4. Identify and update content on the OPAR website.
  5. Assist with activities at Georgia General Assembly.
  6. Fulfill other research assignments as needed.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Currently enrolled Georgia Tech student.
  • Familiar with the US legislative process.
  • Fluent in English and have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Willing to seek assistance when assignment instructions are unclear.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and respectful.
  • Able to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point).

Application:
If you are interested in applying, please send a résumé and brief writing sample (3 pages max.) to Jessica Pater at Jessica.Pater@gtri.gatech.edu.  Acceptable writing submissions include, but are not limited to policy
briefings, memoranda and articles.  Previously submitted class assignments are acceptable.

Based on your written application, you will be contacted for an interview.  Interviews will be conducted in
mid-November.  Selected candidates will be announced by early December 2008.   Note that OPAR’s
Spring 2009 team will be limited to six persons.

Apply now!

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