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Research Transparency Intern


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, with a network of over 75 academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in less developed countries. Using rigorous field trials, behavioral experiments, and tools from data science, we measure and maximize the impacts of economic development programs throughout the world.

Established by CEGA in 2012, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) works to strengthen the integrity of social science research and evidence used for policy-making. The initiative aims to enhance the practices of economists, psychologists, political scientists, and other social scientists in ways that promote research transparency, reproducibility, and openness.

Closing Date

Sep 15, 2017 12:00 am PDT


CEGA seeks a motivated student intern to work closely with the Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) team. This is an opportunity for a graduate student or third or fourth year undergraduate to work part time (10-20 hours per week) for the duration of the fall semester (mid-September to early December). CEGA is able to offer a small stipend for this position.


  • Coordinate a podcast to highlight the work of researchers in the BITSS network
  • Lead the design and drafting of communication materials (fliers, infographics, event materials, etc.)
  • Support event planning for our Annual Meeting in December.
  • Support the maintenance of the BITSS program webpage and social media
  • Draft project descriptions of BITSS funded studies to post on the CEGA and BITSS websites
  • Review and summarize relevant literature, policy briefs, blog posts, reports, etc.
  • Present BITSS research at internal staff “learning lunches” 

Required Qualifications

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate Student studying journalism, graphic design, economics, public policy, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience conducting interviews – and being engaging!
  • Design skills and knowledge of relevant software (Camtasia, Illustrator, Photoshop, Wordpress, etc.)
  • Extremely well organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and -solving, and customer service; ability to independently investigate solutions to administrative challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience or knowledge with research methods
  • Website HTML programming
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty.

Application Requirements

Send a cover letter and CV to with the Subject "Research Transparency Intern – Fall 2017". Please include any relevant communications writing samples such as blog posts, and/or design materials. 

*If you are applying to multiple positions, please make note this in the body of the email*