IRAS: Institutional Research Intern (S9966B)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Institutional Research Intern will assist the Office of Institutional Research, Analysis, and Planning with a variety of analytical and clerical tasks.

The Office of Institutional Research, Analysis, and Planning coordinates data for Bates and provides information, planning services, and research assistance to the college’s leadership, faculty and other internal and external constituencies. The purpose of this Institutional Research intern position is to support the office’s efforts to develop, manage, and maintain institutional research projects, surveys, and data reports.

Specific responsibilities center around assistance with research activities aimed at supporting institutional improvement:


  • Assisting with the extraction, compiling, and coding of data
  • Conducting data analysis (with support and training by office staff)
  • Interpreting trends, graphing results
  • Formatting surveys; Giving input on survey design and distribution
  • Researching and compiling list of best practices for survey research
  • Clerical tasks as requested


This position offers a great opportunity for students to gain applied research experience in a higher education setting and is an excellent resume builder for students wishing to pursue a career requiring analytical skills.

The Basics

Department: Institutional Research and Assessment Support
Supervisor: Ann Marie Russell
Office Location: Lane Hall, Room 2
Email: arussell
Pay Grade: B
Hours: 10
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


• A strong interest in research and surveys • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner • A keen attention to detail with strong written and oral communication skills and a high degree of responsibility, integrity and creativity • Basic knowledge of statistics (e.g., mean, median, frequency) • Experience using Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Word • Experience with SPSS a plus .



Works within an administrative office setting, and often uses Windows computers.

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