Public Policy and Technology Internship

Post on November 1, 2017

The Keene Housing (KH) Policy and Technology Lab Internship provides the opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to work at one of the nation’s leaders in affordable housing policy development. As participants in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s groundbreaking Moving to Work Demonstration program (MTW), KH is blazing new trails in the areas of public policy reform, affordable housing development, and resident services.

The Public Policy and Technology (PPT) Internship is unique in that it applies the methods drawn from the technology, science, planning, and policy fields to develop better methods for policy development, implementation, and evaluation. Because of the multi-faceted nature of this field, individual projects for PPT interns are based on the selected intern’s interests and strengths. While not an exhaustive list, PPT interns may work in the following project areas: geospatial analysis, software development, program evaluation, or energy and sustainability.

Other Duties:

  • Assist in ongoing research projects in various capacities.
  • Field and manage various one-off research requests from national and local stakeholders, agency leaders, and other parties.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses for routine evaluation of programs/policies.
  • Collect and analyze resident satisfaction with KH operations by administering a Resident Satisfaction survey.
  • Prepare charts and graphic presentations of research findings.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate student in geography, environmental studies, computer science, economics, public policy, or related program.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to organize and communicate quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel (required).
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Strong sense of humility and willingness to seek ongoing feedback for improvement.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Applicants must demonstrate experience in software programs and analytic theory appropriate for the proposed project. Examples of expectation include, but are not limited to, GIS for geospatial analysis, SQL for program development, or statistical analysis for program evaluation.

Length of Internship: 3 months to 1 year (minimum 12 week commitment)

Hours: 15 hours/week

Compensation: $10/hr (Credit available with University and/or Department approval)

Applications Due:  Summer: April 10th, Fall/Winter: August 1st, Spring: December 1st

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Keene Housing
Amy Wright, Director of Administration
831 Court Street, Keene, NH  03431

Contact Information

Amy Wright