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Become a research fellow
The fellowship begins with intensive training in public policy, qualitative interviewing, and ethnographic and survey methods. Fellows will then spend a year conducting in-person interviews with families across America to learn about their lives, relationships, jobs, health, and well-being. When the interviewing ends, fellows will reconvene for a second training institute in data analysis. The fellowship is paid and is designed for graduating seniors, graduate students, and anyone committed to tackling the country’s most pressing problems. The position begins in June 2019 and concludes in summer 2020.
To learn more about the fellowship, click here.
Strong academic record
Relevant job and volunteer experience
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently
Strong problem-solving skills
Organizational ability, attention to detail, and dependability
Flexibility and adaptability
Perseverance in overcoming challenges
Respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds
Though fluency in another language is not required, it can be very beneficial. In particular, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Arabic speakers are encouraged to apply.
Participate in all training institute classes and activities
Travel to American Voices Project communities
Contact study participants to answer questions and schedule interviews
Coordinate and attend meetings with local organizations and community centers to learn about the history, characteristics, and challenges of a particular neighborhood
Conduct in-depth interviews with individuals about their life stories, family, educational background, work history, and more
Record questionnaire data and write detailed field notes
Complete reports on the communities visited, their challenges and successes, and possible policy responses
Each fellow will rotate through multiple communities. Although location preference will be taken into account, it cannot be guaranteed. Go here to learn more about the American Voices Project communities.
Compensation will be competitive and health care will be offered.
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|Application steps||Round 1
|Submit online application||Jan. 7||Feb. 7|
|First-round interview||January 2019||February 2019|
|Second-round interview||February 2019||March 2019|
|Learn your admissions decision||February 2019||April 2019|
Applications are due by 11:59 pm PT on each application deadline.
Applications are now closed. We offer two application cycles. Please consult the deadlines carefully, and choose the application cycle that best matches your availability. In deciding on the cycle, you should make sure that (a) you can interview within the designated timeframe, and (b) you can make the decision to accept or decline promptly after receiving an offer.
In addition to research fellows, the American Voices Project is also hiring regional directors to lead teams of research fellows and oversee field operations. To learn more about the regional director position, click here.