Intern: Short-term project

BITSS seeks a motivated student intern to work closely with the BITSS team, supporting communications and fundraising activities. This is an opportunity for a graduate student or third- or fourth-year undergraduate to work part-time (10-20 hours per week) for the duration of the 2018 Spring semester (mid-February to May). CEGA is able to offer a small stipend for this position.

Closing Date
February 16, 2018, 11:59 pm PST or until position is filled


  • Support BITSS fundraising activities by researching donors and opportunities.
  • Support BITSS team in creating and implementing a Standard Operating Procedure or plan for strategic communications.
  • Support the maintenance and improvement of the BITSS website and social media. This may include reorganizing the BITSS Resource Library and creating a library of relevant literature.
  • Lead the design and drafting of communication materials (fliers, infographics, event materials, etc.).
  • Draft project descriptions of BITSS funded studies to post on the CEGA and BITSS websites.
  • Present work at an internal staff learning lunch.

Required Qualifications:

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate Student studying social science, public policy, journalism, graphic design, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Design skills and knowledge of relevant tools and software (e.g., WordPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Extremely well organized and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Self-directed and intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and problem-solving; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience or knowledge with social science research methods.
  • Knowledge of donor and fundraising ecosystem for social science research and programming.
  • Experience using Salesforce.
  • Experience with website design or maintenance.
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and CV to with the Subject “BITSS Intern – Spring 2018”. Please include any relevant communications writing samples such as blog posts, and/or design materials.