Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Research & Graduate Studies - Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $20 - $25 commensurate with experience
Position Summary: Interested in learning how research funding works while gaining valuable program evaluation skills and helping optimize UC's future research investments? The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO), in the UC Office of the President, is seeking a summer intern with an interest in the UC research enterprise and a particular interest in research and funding portfolio evaluation, data analysis and visualization, grant-making or other areas of research support. Specific projects will include gathering and analyzing data from individual grants into portfolio-wide syntheses and impact assessments; communication of outcomes metrics in a compelling manner to decision-makers and the public; support for peer review grant evaluations; and other time-limited projects. This position may be filled at an Intern 3 or Intern 4 level with commensurate responsibilities and assignments. This position is open to applicants with expertise in any topic or discipline. Interns will have access to UCOP and RGPO seminars and intern-focused brown bag meetings.
RGPO administers research programs on behalf of the University of California, the world's leading public university system. We oversee a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California in all areas of scholarship. Our funding programs enhance UC's research capacity and excellence; help attract top faculty, students, government funding and companies to our state; and seek solutions to challenging problems. For more information, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/research-grants-program/
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Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position.
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Duty 1: Contribute to RGPO program evaluation activities, including the collection and synthesis of both office-wide and grant-specific evaluation metrics and outcomes in the following areas:
Gather and synthesize evaluation metrics for analysis of grant portfolios.
Identification and development of research success stories for dissemination.
Gather and synthesize relevant literature or background information to supplement analysis and inform program planning.
Contribute to integration, drafting, and final presentation of metrics and analysis, including both text and data visualization; and other projects.
Support Communication and Outreach Efforts:
Develop content, including graphics, visualizations, and text, for communication materials.
Support RGPO grant-making activities such as peer review and grants management and related data analysis; and other tasks as assigned.
Other duties and projects consistent with a summer internship program. Function:Internship duties Percent: 100
Job Requirements Summer Internship - upper division Bachelor's degree, Masters level, or Ph.D. student in any discipline relevant to the evaluation activities.
This position may be filled at an Intern 3 or an Intern 4 level, depending on qualifications and experience. See specific requirements for each level below.
Intern 3 ($20/hour): Candidate must either hold a bachelor's degree or must be enrolled in a 4-year bachelor's degree program with at least one year of college level work completed. Some prior work experience, particularly in areas relevant to this internship (program evaluation, data management and analysis, communications and dissemination, or grant-making or philanthropy) strongly preferred.
Intern 4 ($25/hour) Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a 4-year degree program and be currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in any field relevant to the UC internship opportunity. Training or prior experience at least one of the desired areas (program evaluation, data management and analysis, communications and dissemination, or grant-making or philanthropy) strongly preferred.
Excellent analytical and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and diplomacy to interact positively and effectively with team members and other individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
Ability to use statistical software programs and the Microsoft office suite (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software) commensurate with level.
Ability to communicate, both orally and in written materials, in a logical manner and sequence.
Problem solving skills to identify existing or potential issues, recommend solutions and determine and implement procedures to accomplish effective resolution and evaluation results or progress.
Analytical skills to think through situations, gather information, synthesize information from diverse sources and reach logical conclusions.
Organizational skills including the ability to coordinate and prioritize a diverse workload and meet competing deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
Excellent attention to detail as demonstrated by regularly verifying all work thoroughly to ensure accuracy. Required
Training or prior work experience, commensurate with level, with qualitative or quantitative data analysis (preferred).
Prior experience with data management, synthesis and analysis commensurate with level (preferred). Preferred
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