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Research Intern

Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention advocacy group, is seeking a Research Intern. The Research Department studies how gun violence occurs in America and identifies the best policies and interventions to prevent and address it. In this role, the Research Intern will need to understand and communicate about the various types of gun violence, who it impacts, and how it impacts different communities and populations differently. You must be committed to addressing gun violence in diverse communities around the country. In light of the current situation, this position would be remote. 

  • Conduct research to support Everytown’s advocacy campaigns and to ensure the development of analytically rigorous and credible advocacy materials
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of datasets of frequent reference (e.g. CDC fatal and nonfatal injury data, FBI background check data; and other federal-, state-, and city-level data related to gun violence prevention)
  • Track and record shootings as they relate to Everytown Research Department databases
  • Assist the team in generating both day-to-day and longer-term research on gun violence prevention in the US for a wide range of audiences
  • Interact regularly with Everytown staff across all departments to ensure effective coordination and delivery of research program activities, in keeping with the organization’s focus

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student 
  • A demonstrated ability to write well
  • Experience working with large datasets using at least one software package (R, STATA, SPSS, SQL, Python, and/or others) preferred
  • Experience with HTML desirable
  • Familiarity with government-generated data and information sources (city, state, and federal), e.g. U.S. Census data preferred  
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A self-starter who is willing to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills
  • Comfort working in a busy open-plan office
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.