2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunities (Six openings)
Interested in nonprofit organizations? Want hands-on experience in social science research? The Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact (NNSI) at Northwestern University is looking for multiple talented, smart, and passionate undergraduate students to join our team.
Students will work on the NNSI Army Research office (ARO) funded project titled: “Collective impact and common goals: Planned vs. emergent networks as tools for leveraging community outcomes.”
Eligible students will work with the NNSI ARO team on the following:
- Conducting interviews with education leaders about their organization and networks.
- Data cleaning: to both code and structure the dataset at different levels.
- Conducting descriptive analysis: to use R to run descriptive analysis to examine collaboration patterns, overall resource sufficiency, and perceived coalition effectiveness.
- Writing reports: to translate our preliminary research findings in a white paper/reports for local communities that are participating in the research project.
Additionally, the student will participate in the weekly NNSI lab meeting to learn about other research project NNSI members are conducting. They will also read and discuss articles on nonprofit management.
Anticipated benefits and specific qualifications:
NNSI, a research lab in the School of Communication at Northwestern University, aims to provide a rich learning environment for students interested in pursuing academic careers. The students will gain valuable experience working on an ARO funded project on education reform, learning technical skills on data cleaning and analysis, and learning about procedures of conducting scientific research.
Preferred undergraduate candidates will have taken a research method class. One letter of recommendation is required. Candidate with appropriate experience will be paid $15/hr and should anticipate working 8 hours per week.
Please direct questions to shumate [AT] northwestern.edu. Applications consisting of a resume and letter of interest should be received no later than September 13, 2019. We will conduct in person interviews during the first week of class (September 16-20).