Summer Research Internship

Indiana Institute for Working Families is seeking to hire a research assistant to support the Institute’s work on current research projects. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, a critical thinker, and motivated to make positive change for working families in Indiana. This is an hourly position paying $15/hour and an applicant can expect about 25 hours per week. This internship is from August 2 – October 29.

About Indiana Institute for Working Families

When families are financially stable, they can achieve their full potential and better contribute to their communities. Policy plays an important role in building families' economic well-being.

The Indiana Institute for Working Families – a program of the Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA) – promotes public policies to help Hoosier families achieve financial well-being. We value, gather, and translate quantitative and qualitative data to communicate the opportunities and challenges that Hoosiers experience. We advance well-being by promoting evidence-based solutions and building coalitions to engage in direct and strategic conversations with policymakers and the public.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Data pulls and organization/cleaning
  • Literature reviews for relevant topics and projects
  • Basic analysis of data
  • Transferring data from spreadsheets to briefs, reports, or blog posts
  • Scheduling appointments and meetings for staff
  • Engage in other administrative tasks to support Institute efficiency 


  • Highly motivated to make positive change for working families in Indiana
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized with regards to time management, project completion, and communication
  • Able to find and evaluate value of relevant research

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Amy Carter, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at [email protected] We will accept applications until July 16, 2021.   

The Indiana Institute for Working Families is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff. We encourage applications from individuals whose lived experiences can help to shape our priorities and our advocacy.