Open Position: Data Entry Intern

Membership and Research Fellow

The Scholars Strategy Network is looking for a Data Entry Intern to work alongside the Membership & Research team. The Scholars Strategy Network is a one-stop resource that connects journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s top scholars and their research. Together they inform news and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

Across the country, chapters and scholars volunteer their research, time, and energy. Scholars join the network to become part of a community of leading researchers who are dedicated to improving policy and strengthening democracy.

Through the network, journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders connect with responsive scholars and jargon-free research to support their work.

Job Description

The data intern will be responsible for maintaining network members’ data and web content as well as assisting staff and other network leaders with accessing the various types of membership data required for building and maintaining strong relationships with the network’s growing membership. The data intern, as with all staff – and especially junior and intern level staff, will occasionally be called on to support other departments’ fast-moving projects. Additional responsibilities can range from compiling outreach lists, to coordinating event logistics, to printing and collating.

The position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Additional hours may become available. Hourly pay is $14 per hour.

The ideal candidate would start immediately and be available to work through the end of 2019. Start and end dates are negotiable.

The Scholars Strategy Network’s National Office is currently located at 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 14B Cambridge, MA 02141. The intern will report to Ben Miyamoto, the Director of Membership & Research and work closely with the Membership & Research fellow. Work schedule is relatively flexible and will be discussed in the interview process.


  • Supporting the Research & Policy Team in creating and maintaining web content including but not limited to: two-page policy briefs, member profiles, and website spotlights

  • Updating the member database (Podio)

  • Tracking data on recruitment, member scholars, and additional areas as identified

  • Proofreading and editing (and occasionally drafting) member profiles

  • Assisting network staff and chapter leaders with strategic recruitment

  • Completing additional duties as assigned


  • A commitment to the network’s mission and vision

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Enthusiasm for learning

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Dropbox

  • Ability to adapt to new data and information systems

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to managing multiple projects at once

  • Self-motivation and a positive, professional attitude


  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree

  • Experience with Podio or other CRM platforms

  • Proven ability or experience with administrative duties

How to Apply

SSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. If you don’t check all the boxes, but think you could contribute to the team, please reach out.

To apply: email a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and two references to Dorie Campbell at [email protected] with the subject line “Data Entry Intern” – [Your Name].”

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.