Research and Evaluation Intern

Department: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Research & Evaluation Manager

FLSA STATUS: Internship

BACKGROUND

The National Constitution Center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive and multi-media exhibits, artifacts and film.  The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which serves as a hub for national constitutional education, debates, teacher resources and as a home for visiting scholars and experts.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research and Evaluation Intern will have the opportunity to work with the Center’s research teams, on projects and day-to-day tasks designed to provide broad exposure to the field.    

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The intern will learn and utilize a variety of research methods, including random sampling of visitor populations, conducting intercept interviews, the use of self-administered questionnaires and web surveys. 
  • Assist with documenting focus group discussions, conducting observational studies, and undertaking visitor tracking.
  • Collect data from a variety of audiences, including adult visitors, school students, teachers, and tour group operators. 
  • During the semester, the intern will have sole responsibility for drafting, administering, analyzing and reporting on one evaluation project from start to finish, including writing an evaluation proposal, meeting with the key stakeholders, and presenting the final results. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate well, orally and in writing
  • Computer skills
  • Interest in history or political science and future museum work
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Previous experience working with the public or in research a plus
  • Must be available 10 full weeks
  • BA or BS degree required
  • An intern will be required to work at least 200 hours at the Center
  • Must be available at least one full and one half day per week during normal business hours (9am to 5 pm).