Temporary Data Analyst Intern


UL Inclusive Economy Lab
About the Department

About the Department

Founded in 2015, The University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab conducts rigorous research that expands economic opportunity for people harmed by discrimination, disinvestment, and segregation. One of five Urban Labs based at the Harris School of Public Policy, the Inclusive Economy Lab is led by Pritzker Director Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business.

Job Information​

Job Summary:
Temporary Data Analyst Interns will assist project staff with quantitative data analysis tasks for their various research projects. We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about evidence-based policy and promoting economic stability and opportunity. This internship is a great opportunity to help you improve your research and data analysis skills, while contributing to rigorous research at IEL.


  • Data entry, cleaning, and merging.

  • Collaborating with project teams to implement analysis plans.

  • Analyzing data for descriptive, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies.

  • Creating data visualizations and summary statistics.

  • Writing, formatting, and editing technical sections of reports and works for dissemination.

  • Completing administrative tasks for IEL projects or operations.

  • Performing other related work as needed.


  • Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

  • Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data.

  • Knowledge of research theory, methods, and literature.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High School Diploma required.

  • Significant progress towards or completion of a degree in economics, public policy, statistics, or a related social science discipline preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Experience with R or Stata.

  • Experience with data cleaning and manipulation.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Pay Range:

  • $17.00 -$25.00

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter, including a list of the IEL program areas ranked by your level of interest (College and Career Success, Financial Security, Housing Stability, and Quality Jobs).

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility​


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Pay Frequency​


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours​




Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


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