The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Ithaka S+R Intern – Apply by Feb. 28, 2020

Paid Internship


The Role

Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit research and strategic consulting service. We help academic and cultural communities

serve the public good and navigate economic, technological, and demographic change. Our aim is to support higher

education by reducing costs while also improving student outcomes, faculty productivity, and community

engagement. We approach this goal with a legacy of working with universities and colleges as well as the institutions

that support teaching, learning, and research—libraries, publishing organizations, cultural institutions, and scholarly

societies. Our work has been instrumental in helping leaders in higher education learn from rigorous and

well-designed research studies and adapt to new realities and opportunities.


As an Ithaka S+R intern, you will work collaboratively on projects that help shape the national postsecondary

educational landscape and improve the lives of students and other key stakeholders in higher education. You will

have an opportunity to learn from our researchers while being responsible for high-quality and on-time completion of

work that has an impact on the field.


This is a paid opportunity for approximately 13 weeks during Summer 2020. Full-time and part-time internships will be




The goals of the internship are:

  • To participate in a unique learning experience and address critical challenges in higher education;
  • To develop a broader knowledge of Ithaka S+R’s work through exposure to and active participation in discussions beyond the scope of the intern’s specific project;
  • To collaborate with researchers and analysts to produce specific deliverables;
  • To present work accomplished during the internship to showcase skills learned.


Interns will support one or more projects. Internship project components and deliverables will be defined in collaboration with selected candidates. Potential tasks may include:

  • Contributing to the development of new projects (e.g. scoping, background research, instrument design)
  • Participating in data collection (e.g. literature reviews, desk research, interviewing, etc. )
  • Conducting data analysis
  • Developing reports, memos, blog posts, and/or other research outputs


Experience and Skills

Any combination of professional experience, volunteer work, coursework, and other transferable skills may be

applied toward these qualifications.

  • Pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D in a field that requires strong writing, communication, and problem solving and/or quantitative and policy analysis (preferred).
  • Strong interest in solving challenges in higher education.
  • Comfort working with quantitative and/or qualitative data.
  • Superior writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly effective in communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, while ensuring acute attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts and research data into compelling, accessible, and well-written reports and engaging presentations.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills.
  • Ability to work in our open, collaborative, and team-oriented culture.

We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust.


Work for ITHAKA

Our team is passionate about our mission and supporting one another. We enjoy working together to create

opportunities for people to learn and grow out in the world, and we bring that same commitment to helping our

teammates develop in our careers and our lives. One of our core values is belonging. We embrace differences, and

believe that the things that make each of us unique are the things that help us see new insights and build better



Learn more about Working at ITHAKA:


Apply Now:

Interested candidates can submit their resume and a detailed cover letter explaining their interests in Ithaka S+R’s

mission and/or prior experiences that demonstrate a strong commitment to improving higher education. Only

complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.  You can apply at the link below:


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration

for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion,

domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status

protected by law.

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