Intern – Institutional Research

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Position type: Internship
Campus: UMass President's Office
Campus Location: Beacon Street-Boston
Department: Academic Affairs
Categories: Institutional Research
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
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Primary Work Location:

Primary location at One Beacon Street, Boston MA offices, with regular remote work.

Job Summary:

Are you ready to apply your skills and contribute to real projects in data and analytics? The Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Equity unit within the University of Massachusetts Office of the President offers a paid internship for current University of Massachusetts students (students attending any of the five UMass campuses). We seek talented individuals eager to learn, adapt, and take on new challenges. As an intern, your contributions will be instrumental in helping our organization grow and succeed.

Our ideal candidate is curious about the world and finds it easy to walk into a room and make new friends—someone interested in education, data visualization, and data analysis.

This internship is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into higher education, research, and data analysis. You will gain invaluable experience in a professional environment and have the chance to network with other professionals in the higher education field. 

This internship is Part-time with a pay rate of $17 per hour. In addition to being a paid internship, academic credit may also be available.

Essential Functions:

  • Collecting and reviewing institutional metrics around admissions and enrollment, academic programs, faculty & staff, and alumni
  • Generate statistical analyses to help inform strategic initiatives.
  • Help develop online tools and processes that improve operational efficiency.

Other Functions:

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):

  • Current UMass student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of study.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Creative, eager to learn, motivated, and willing to take the initiative on assigned projects/tasks.
  • Reliable and detail-oriented with a strong ability to multi-task, stay organized, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess good follow-up skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when interacting with staff.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of data visualization and Business Intelligence platforms preferred (e.g., Tableau).

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work environment. Primarily located at One Beacon Street, Boston, MA offices, with regular remote work.
  • Any offers of an internship within the President's Office are conditioned explicitly upon the potential candidate consenting to and completing a background review.

Additional Details:

Completed applications must be submitted online. The application must include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. 

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.