Status:Temporary (twenty-weeks, spring and summer internship)
Report to:Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, the Graduate Student Researcher will conduct a review and synthesis of relevant literatures and draft a whitepaper for a project on mental health issues in graduate education. The project aims to identify areas of potential scholarly inquiries that are critical in advancing programmatic and policy solutions for the graduate education community.
Position Requirements and Requisite Skills •Passion for higher education, particularly for graduate education is required. Interest in mental health issues among doctoral students and early career researchers, impact of mental health issues on their retention, degree completion, and future career success, and/or how they may seek and access care and support is an asset. •Current enrollment as a full-time doctoral student at a U.S. accredited institution, studying relevant fields (e.g., counseling psychology, health communication, higher education, public health, sociology, etc.) is required. Advancement to candidacy is an asset. •Excellent academic writing skills are required. •Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required. •Proficiency in MS Office products and a reference management software is required.
Internship Term and Stipend •The term of employment is for approximately 20 weeks during Spring and Summer 2018, including 12 weeks of 50%-time work during the spring academic term and 8 weeks of full-time based work during the summer break. The start/end dates, as well as efforts during the spring academic term are negotiable. •Compatible stipend for a graduate-level internship in Washington, D.C. This position will be based at the CGS office in Washington, D.C., however, a remote-work option is available during the spring academic term.
To Apply •For full consideration, please send your letter of interest, abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages), writing sample (no longer than six pages), and one letter of recommendation as one PDF file on or before the close of business on Tuesday January 2, 2018.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend
About Council of Graduate Schools
For more than five decades, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has been the national voice for the graduate dean community. CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research.
CGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy in the policy arena, innovative research, and the development and dissemination of best practices. CGS also acts as a convening authority, organizing major events that bring together graduate deans and other stakeholders to discuss and take action on a broad range of issues affecting graduate education today.