Research Intern, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality Georgetown University Law Center
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Research Intern, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality Georgetown University Law Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Intern, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality - Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) seeks a paid Research Intern to support its Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. The center works with policymakers,
researchers, practitioners, and advocates to develop effective policies and practices to
alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.

The Research Intern provides support to staff, primarily through research assistance, but also through project coordination, meeting logistics, communications, and other activities in duties that include bur are not limited to:

  • Provides qualitative and quantitative research assistance and analysis for a range of issues relating to poverty and inequality
  • Documents and performs figure drafting, editing, review, and formatting
  • Coordinates and provides administrative support for convenings, events, meetings
  • Performs miscellaneous assistance, including with communications, development, operations, or other activities

Work Interactions

Reporting to a Senior Policy Analyst, who in turn reports directly to the Co-Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Research Intern has no supervisory role.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Background in policy analysis and research
  • Preferred qualifications
  • A commitment to GCPI's mission
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with issues related to poverty, economic justice, social inclusion, racial equity, gender equity, and/or disability rights (including lived experience)
  • Familiarity with the Census Bureau's American Community Survey
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Race, class, and gender equity and inclusion values and experience
  • Ability to organize and manage competing priorities, tasks and deadlines
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for learning

Work Mode: Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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