Current Opportunities


 

Opportunity Deadlines in April 2017

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Symposium on Human Development & Data Science (Board of Visitors Room, Blow Hall)

On April 24th, 26th and 27th, each day from 4:00 to 5:30 PM the COLL150 course Human Development & Data Science will present the results from their semester long investigation into the dimensions of global human development. Over the course of the semester each freshman student has researched a single human development topic and coupled it with an appropriate data science method. This first Symposium on Human Development & Data Science will give each student an opportunity to present their work individually, as well as within the context of their group. The format will permit approximately 30 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers. All are welcome to attend and participate.


 

Apply to be a Research Assitant at The Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan non-profit specializing in healthcare analysis, is looking for a research assistant with a Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of working experience. Among other duties, Research Assistants prepare graphs, tables, and other visual presentations of data for written reports and staff presentations, proofread and prepare research reports for publication on the web, and track news coverage related to health policy. The position is based in Menlo Park, CA. To apply for this position send a resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a writing sample, to jobs@kff.org. Label your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and write “Research Assistant” in the email heading.


 

The Urban Institute is Seeking Data Science Interns

The Urban Institute’s Data Technology and Innovation Team is currently looking for a Data Science Intern to work in a cutting edge, big and unstructured data environment. The department is made up of programmers who use tools such as C, C++, Fortran, Python, R, and SAS to translate public policy and proposals into algorithms and code. Interns’ responsibilities include the creation automated data collection systems using webscraping, database, and cloud computing technology to collect datasets to answer policy questions. They will also produce an automated data collection system (with assistance) and two blog posts, or similar brief analytical documents, including statistical analysis and/or visualizations of public policy data. Applicants should be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in computer science/programming, public policy, or a related field, and they should have an interest in one of the following: data visualization, cloud computing, SQL, Docker and/or Web Scraping (interns will still be given training and support to learn these systems and tools). For more information about the position and application, see here.


 

Charles Center Summer Research Scholarships

The Charles Center offers a number of $3000 grants to support undergraduates doing seven weeks of full-time summer research. Any W&M undergraduate not graduating before December 2017 is eligible to apply. In addition to funding for research in any field, there is targeted funding for research that: concerns African Americans and the College, will take place in Israel, concerns and/or will take place in Latin America, concerns peace and conflict resolution, and is in the sciences or math conducted by a student from an underrepresented population at the College. To apply, create an account here and select “Charles Center Summer Research Funding” for the “To which program are you applying” question.


 

 

 For a list of past opportunities visit the archive here.