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.
- Excellent analytical, writing, and communication
- 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
- Approximately 10-20 hours per week during normal
work hours. Specific work schedule can be flexible to accommodate individual’s
- 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:
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.