American Institutes for Research

Disability and Rehabilitation Spring Internship

Job Location US-TX-Austin
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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of over 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

One part-time, short-term position is available for Interns to work in the Austin, Texas office of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to support the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research, This internship provides an opportunity to current graduate students to work with researchers and technical assistance providers on projects that involve disability research, training and development activities, knowledge translation strategies, and disability policy.

This internship opportunity is available for a 3-month period in the Spring (KTER) for 15-20 hours per week.


Benefits of AIR internships reported by former interns include:
• Experience working in a team environment on field-specific topics
• Opportunity to participate as a thought partner in project planning meetings
• Course credit if offered by the intern’s university
Internship activities may include:
• Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing disability and/or rehabilitation research findings;
• Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data;
• Participate in the development of protocols, coding manuals, research syntheses and literature reviews;
• Participate in the development of informational materials that may be used in a variety of knowledge translation formats.


• Must be a currently enrolled full-time student in good standing in a doctoral university program in educational psychology, special education, public affairs, public policy, library science and other related fields;
• Must have direct experience in disability services, implementing research designs, and/or analyzing research data;
• Preference will be given to students with disabilities


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