Research Internship Opportunity


Action Research Partners conducts research, evaluation and policy analysis to improve human services.




FALL 2018



Action Research (AR) conducts research, evaluation and policy analysis to improve human services, primarily in child welfare and juvenile justice.  Our work includes supporting system reform efforts; exploratory research; program evaluations; writing reports and presentations; and advising on research and evaluation issues.  In all our services, we aim to provide the information and support organizations need to assist the children, adults and families they serve.  Action Research is located near Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. For more information, see


General Description

Action Research is looking for an intern for the fall 2018 semester to assist on [1] community engagement and diversity and inclusion efforts and [2] applied research projects in child welfare and juvenile justice.  Working with a small team of researchers, the intern will support AR’s recently launched Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to integrate further the values of diversity and inclusion into the organization and will aid ongoing applied research projects in child welfare and juvenile justice.



Under the supervision of the research associate leading the project, primarily the intern will build a library of resources on the topic of diversity and inclusion, identify relevant New York City community groups and stakeholders to engage with Action Research, invite community groups to participate as guest speakers or other roles important to the initiative, and shape the implementation of best practices for organizational inclusivity.  The intern will also have the opportunity to support applied research projects in child welfare by conducting literature reviews, coding interviews, or other research activities.  This position requires a strong desire to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the field of child welfare research particularly, and seasoned communication skills to liaison independently with stakeholders.


Specific activities may include some or all of the following:

  • Create a diversity and inclusion resource library and handbook, through performing online and library research, and organizing physical and digital material
  • Identify and engage outside organizations and community stakeholders to participate in learning exchanges or as guest speakers at Action Research
  • Research best practices for organizational inclusion and implement ideas in partnership with senior staff
  • Attend client meetings, write meeting summaries, and track action steps
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned



  • Currently enrolled in a university degree program; students who are able to receive coursework credit preferred
  • Experience in organizing information and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional settings
  • Familiarity with research on topics related to diversity and inclusion a plus
  • Comfort with Excel and Word
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven record of reliability


Hours, Salary and Office

The intern will be expected to be available a minimum of 10 hours each week during the fall 2018 semester.  Action Research will work with the student’s academic schedule.


Action Research will work with the student to gain academic credit for the Fall 2018 Semester.  If no academic credit is available, the intern will be paid at a rate of $15 per hour.


How to Apply
Please send your resume with a cover letter to with a subject line of “Community Engagement Internship”.  Direct phone or email inquiries are strongly discouraged.


Action Research Partners is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive team at all levels. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion or creed, citizenship status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law.