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Public notice
Demographic Center seeking a part-time student intern

Description: Close date: Feb. 7, 2013
Date: January 29, 2013
Subject(s): Demography
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Administration; Minnesota Department of Administration. Office of the State Demographer
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration. Office of the State Demographer

State of Minnesota
State Demographic Center
Internship/Student Worker Position

 

The MN State Demographic Center is seeking a part-time student intern (“Research Assistant”) to assist with fulfilling data requests and other office duties that support its mission of disseminating data and offering technical assistance to state and local governments and the broader public. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to learn from skilled researchers how to locate, create, and apply demographic and economic data for public purposes, respond to media requests, and perhaps assist with writing data briefs on key demographic trends in the state. The Research Assistant will join a small team within a relaxed office setting.
 
About the MN State Demographic Center
The MN State Demographic Center, part of the MN Department of Administration, is the  main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state. The Center creates yearly  population estimates and long-term projections each decade, and analyzes and distributes  data from the federal government and other sources to monitor key trends. The State  Demographic Center serves as a liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau and as a resource to all Minnesotans to find the demographic data they need to make smart decisions. The  Center is located in the Centennial Office Building near the Capitol in St. Paul.  
 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with census data and the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder2 tool
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, SPSS and Internet research
  • Ability to manage time and work effectively without close supervision
Internship Details
  • Approximately 10-20 hours per week during normal work hours. Specific work schedule can be flexible to accommodate individual’s schedule
  • Internship begins in February and runs through the academic year, with the possibility of an extension.
  • Compensation – hourly wage of $13.25-$16.17 per hour plus vacation and holiday benefits.

   How to apply:

   Please apply by visiting the state job postings web site, entering "13ADM000004" in the second field for "Posting Number," and clicking the "Search" button at the bottom of the page. Then follow the given         directions for applying.     

  

   Close Date: Feb. 7, 2013.

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