Research & Evaluation Internship

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The Masakhane Center is seeking two Research & Evaluation Interns. The position requires someone who can work at least 15 hours per week researching the effectiveness of our workshops. This unpaid internship position not only provides real world, hands-on experience in the non-profit world and sex education field, but also significant research and evaluation responsibilities.

All interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and be available all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The (non-negotiable) dates of the internship are May 27, 2014 to December 18, 2014.

To apply, please email 1) resume, 2) short writing sample, and 3) application to Stephanie Franklin at with Research & Evaluation Internship as the subject line. Applications are due by May 6th. Those selected for an interview are contacted within 48 hours. Applications can be found on our website (


• work directly with the research and evaluation team to assist with planning, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination;
• receive specific tasks to be completed independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
• have the opportunity to develop significant evaluation experience in the areas of sex education, youth, sexuality, and outcomes;
• interact with and learn from Masakhane board and staff members;
• observe various sexuality workshops in order to better understand our programs; and
• receive necessary training and staff supervision


• Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in program evaluation.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative to bring projects to completion.
• Track record of being able to produce work in a timely manner with flexibility when necessary to adapt to changing work conditions.
• Completed coursework or job experience in survey design, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and introductory statistics.
• Strong knowledge of Word, Excel and SPSS (preferable).
• Strong advocate for reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, and sex positive education.
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet timelines, and respond accurately and quickly to immediate needs in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to travel throughout Newark, NJ. Living in or around Newark is a plus but not a requirement.

*We prefer our interns to use this as part of a credit bearing course, but those not seeking credit as also encouraged to apply.

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