The Williams Institute offers a Public Policy Research Fellowship to a recent graduate school graduate who is interested in public policy research and writing on sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Applicants should have a graduate degree in public policy or a social science discipline. Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent public policy and/or social science research preferably demonstrated through research and/or writing as a graduate student or through exceptional experience after graduate school. Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records and public speaking skills.
Applicants should also have knowledge of LGBT issues, quantitative methods, strong research skills, and experience with statistical software packages like Stata, SAS or SPSS. Knowledge of Geographic Information Software packages like ArcView is a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
The Public Policy Research Fellow works on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include public policy research; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attendance at relevant legislative briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program.
The Fellowship begins in the fall of the academic year and lasts for one year. At the discretion of the Williams Institute, the Fellowship may be extended for an additional year. The Fellowship offers a salary of between $45,000 and $60,000 per year and full benefits. No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.
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