• Disability and Rehabilitation Fall Internship

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  • Overview

    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 1,700 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

    A part-time position is available for an Intern to work in the Washington, DC or Austin, Texas office of AIR to support the Disability and Rehabilitation practice area. This internship is an opportunity for current full-time master’s or doctoral-level students to work with researchers, technical assistance providers, and policy experts on projects that involve disability research, training and development activities, knowledge translation theory and practice, and disability policy. The Disability and Rehabilitation Internship Program is available during the spring, fall, and summer months.


    • 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
    • Assist project teams in developing technical assistance materials informed by disability policy
    • Participate in the development of informational materials that may be used in a variety of knowledge translation formats but especially as designed for dissemination via the Web and social media

    Interns will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following AIR projects:
    • Maine Transition Work Based Learning Demonstration Project
    • Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Project
    • Other research, practice, or policy projects as needed


    • A full-time master’s or doctoral student in disability policy and research, economics, public policy, or related social science field (required)
    • Interest or experience in systematic reviews, econometrics, applied statistics, survey design and analysis, training and technical assistance, resource development
    • Interest or experience in disability services, implementing research designs, and/or analyzing research data, both qualitative and/or quantitative
    • Experience with Vocational Rehabilitation a plus
    • For some but not all projects: Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences
    • Preference will be given to students with disabilities and candidates with personal or professional experience with individuals with disabilities



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