Data and Policy Analyst I - Writer/Coordinator (Summer Intern)
Burlingame, 94010, United States
Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute conduct public policy research and statistical analysis on health programs at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, while our meritocratic environment offers rapid advancement and leadership opportunities. Our policy firms offer an exciting opportunity to work in health care topics.
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences.
Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on writing/coordinating will help create and report descriptive statistics, conduct literature searches, independent research and summarize findings, coordinate project activities and communications among diverse groups of internal and external clients and team members, interpret study specifications, research findings and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, prepare project reports, memos, presentations and proposals, deliver technical assistance and presenting findings to clients, and perform other duties as assigned.
This position is for a summer internship only.
As we review your materials, we are looking for candidates who best exemplify the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (in progress) in a quantitative, public policy, or related field or equivalent relevant experience
Good quantitative analytical skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Familiar with one or more of the following technical competencies: statistics, programming, policy writing, research methods documentation, or project management
Able to demonstrate initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving
Able to work in a team-oriented environment
Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for learning
Demonstrated interest in health and social policy
Any application without a cover letter will not be considered. Transcripts and writing samples are not required, however highly preferred and may be requested. We are excited to review your application and look forward to seeing how you may best contribute to our work.
Acumen LLC is a rapidly expanding policy research firm dedicated to improving health and social service programs. Small in size with a culture that blends the intellectual challenge of academia with the flexibility and openness of a young and growing company, we are uniquely situated to work on high-impact public sector projects from the private sector. We work in close partnership with local, state and federal government agencies to provide them with advanced econometric modeling, qualitative analysis, technical assistance and software development. Our analysis informs and directly impacts decisions made by government officials on a range of public policy issues, while our corporate environment provides potential for rapid growth and advancement for those with initiative and a desire to learn.