TCU Research Interns (3 paid positions available)

  • American Indian College Fund
  • Denver, CO, United States
  • Apr 05, 2017
Seasonal Research

Job Description

Duration:  June 12, 2017 to July 26, 2017 (6.5 Weeks)

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.

The primary purpose for this internship is to assist the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) team in a variety of research assignments. This internship provides opportunities to practice skills learned in college while gaining real work experience.

The research intern conducts innovative research for enhancing student success at TCUs. Research areas include examining and organizing information relevant to ORSP’s research projects.

The incumbent works under general supervision, performing independent assignments and consult supervisor concerning unusual situations and developments.

The University of Denver (DU) provides student housing for the interns for the duration of their internship experience (see http://www.du.edu/ for more information about DU). DU is located about 20 minutes from the College Fund.

Respect and relationships are important characteristics of a team player, and this internship will work closely with others to coordinate research efforts. Responsibility is important for being a strong researcher, as well as ensuring that tasks are completed and deadlines are met.

Essential Job Functions

Conduct research for and with the Office of Research and Sponsored Program (ORSP) team

Provides written documentation and completes all research tasks by deadline.

Participates with ORSP team on research activities as assigned

Other duties as assigned

Job Competencies

  • Writing and critical reasoning skills
  • Communication and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to organize and meet deadlines for assignments simultaneously
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access
  • Ability to independently solve problems; receives guidance on complex problems

 Job Qualifications/Requirements

  • Enrolled undergraduate TCU student required (upperclassman preferred)
  • Knowledge and interest in learning about research
  • Good academic standing
  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to work full-time for length of internship
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Products and Service Solutions (SPSS), a statistical analysis software – preferred

 Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office setting
  • Frequent keyboarding and computer use
  • Lifting up to 35 pounds

Note:    The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned. 

To Apply:

 Submit a cover letter, current résumé, copy of unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation, (in a Word or PDF document), combined in one attachment. In the subject line, list your first, last name and TCU Internship). Send to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org. Submit by 5pm (MST), Friday, April 21, 2017.