Cultúr Migrant Centre: Research & Policy Volunteer Intern

Cultúr Migrant Centre

Role Description

  • To work on the delivery of a specific number of research projects using appropriate and creative methodologies to design research projects using quantitative and qualitative methods

Main Tasks and Activities

  • Discussing and agreeing project requirements with the organisation and those linked to the organisation e.g. migrants, community, voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Drafting research specifications and agreeing the terms of reference for research with interested parties;
  • Tendering for research contracts over the course of the internship
  • Working with the organisation’s team members in creating draft research instruments, such as questionnaires, carrying out surveys, organisation of interviews, conducting case studies,
  • working in close partnership with a range of actors, including government analysts, and policy colleagues during the course of the research;
  • Conducting then analysing, in-depth interviews with migrants and other data sets;
  • Collating and editing draft reports;
  • Ensuring that research is conducted within a set time frame to meet policy requirements;
  • Ensuring quality control of research in conjunction with the project manager;
  • Providing information and analysis on a policy issue and its development in conjunction with other team members;
  • Providing information on what research is already available in a policy area relating to migrants, racism, inequalities and social exclusion;
  • Producing both written and oral briefs in conjunction with other team members for the organisation and ministers, based on reviews of research evidence for policy development;
  • Delivering presentations at conferences and other events with other team members relevant to the research projects undertaken
  • Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods;

Skills and qualities required

  • An interest in social issues including migration, equality and human rights
  • A thorough methodical approach to work and commitment to high quality research
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to gather information from people.
  • Ability to explain findings clearly, both verbally and in written reports to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team
  • Meticulous planning skills and self motivation.

SUPPORT:

The intern will be responsible to Cultur’s Programme Manager for supervision; however, they will link with other workers in the organisation who they will work with on specific initiatives.

BENEFITS:

  • The Intern will be fully supported to carry out the role.
  • The intern will gain excellent work experience
  • Free additional training will be made available where possible and suitable on migrant related issues

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover Letter by email for the attention of: tinu@cultur.ie. The closing date for application is the 8th November 2021. To access more information on the work of Cultúr go to www.cultur.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
6th Oct, 2021
Region
Navan, Co Meath
Expiry Date
8th Nov, 2021