Internship and Career Opportunities

Job Announcement: PERE/CSII Data Analyst


Posted: May 18, 2015

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) are hiring a Data Analyst.

The data analyst position – formally labeled as a project specialist – is now available to apply online through the USC website. Requisition ID: 1003496.

To apply, go to:

We are seeking a Data Analyst/Project Specialist to provide data analysis and writing support as part of a team supporting PERE and CSII.

The data analyst/project specialist will require a mix of skills: familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research strategies, an ability to use statistical and GIS software, experience in statistical analysis and testing, and an ability to make all this relevant to communities and organizations.

The Project Specialist is expected to immerse him/herself in the data sets that intersect through these issue areas. The Specialist should be familiar with Census data, environmental data, and administrative data. S/he should be able to utilize data management and statistical software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. 

The Specialist will help conduct basic analyses as well as statistical analyses and should be able to build graphs, maps, and other materials for reports and presentations.  The Specialist may also engage in qualitative interview work, coordinate with community-based research partners, and engage in report and article writing.

The individual will:

  •  Assist in the design of study protocols. Recommend methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Recommend statistical techniques for data analysis. Contribute to the writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of study results.
  •  Advise on statistical techniques for data collection and analysis. Assist in the planning of data collection. Develop computer program for data screening and analysis or recommend and use statistical software. Generate graphs, charts or tables to present analysis results and provide interpretation.
  • Contributes to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinates design, revision, approval and production of research instruments and related materials such as consent forms.
  • Instruct study personnel on proper protocol and quality assurance procedures and respond to questions regarding data collection, coding management and analysis methods.


Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience. Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree with 3 years experience, a commitment to social justice, and bilingual/biliterate.

To apply, go to:

USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.  


The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) is a research unit headed by Professor Manuel Pastor and situated within the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.  We conduct research and facilitate discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building.  PERE's work is rooted in the new three R's: rigor, relevance, and reach.  We conduct high-quality research relevant to public policy concerns and that reaches to those directly affected communities that most need to be engaged in the discussion.  We also run the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) which combines data analysis, scholarship and civic engagement to support improved economic mobility for, enhanced civic participation by, and receiving society openness to immigrants.

For more on PERE/CSII and our projects, visit: and

Internship Announcement: PERE/CSII Communications Summer Intern

Position Type: Paid Internship
Desired Start Date: Late May, flexible
Duration: Through early August with a possibility of extension to fall semester
Approximate Hours Per Week: 20-25

PERE/CSII is hiring a Communications Intern for the summer of 2015! 


We are looking for candidates who seek to develop, gain valuable experience, and apply their communications skills to help PERE/CSII advance research for social and economic equity, environmental justice, and immigrant rights.

This position will primarily support the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) by promoting the departments through PR/outreach, digital and social media, and traditional media. This is a paid, hourly position with a commitment throughout the summer semester for approximately 20 hours.

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building. CSII at USC seeks to remake the narrative for understand immigrant integration in America. Our intent is to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants. Please see CSII's website at

Main duties and responsibilities

The Communications Intern will support the PERE/CSII Communications Specialist and PERE/CSII team by:

• helping to update and develop content for our websites, enewsletters, and social media;

• assisting with PR and publicity activities such as community outreach, media database upkeep, news tracking, and short writing assignments;

• performing communications-related research tasks to support PERE/CSII’s projects;

• supporting various communications projects as needed;


Desired Qualifications

  • Candidate should have interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work successfully as a team with staff, faculty, students, and community members. Excellent attention to detail is important, and s/he should be organized, reliable and punctual.
  • The Communications Intern must be able to conduct online research efficiently and thoroughly. Experience using social media is necessary. Must be able to take initiative where appropriate and follow verbal and written instructions for complex tasks.
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize and problem solve, meet established deadlines, be punctual and dependable, possess strong organizational skills, and maintain a professional manner. Must have a commitment to social justice, and strong PR and digital writing skills.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Preferred:

* Undergraduate students with majors in: Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Media Relations, Public Relations, Sociology, American Studies & Ethnicity, Public Policy, or Political Science preferred. Desired Class Level(s) Sophomore, Junior, Senior.

* Prefer that candidate have advanced experience with computers and basic image editing (mainly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, internet browsers, email, Photoshop, etc).

* Prefer experience working in the University system.

* Prefer (but not required) that candidate is bilingual in Spanish and English, and that s/he has knowledge about Environmental Justice, Regional Equity, Immigrant Integration, and/or Social Movements.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references to Gladys Malibiran, PERE/CSII Communications Specialist: 

(No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.)

We are reviewing applications starting April 10th until the position is filled, and will be scheduling interviews immediately with qualified candidates.

If available, please also include in your application either a one page writing sample, or relevant web links that demonstrate your fit for the internship (e.g. a blog post, a published article, tweets, or Facebook posts).

Thank you for your interest in PERE/CSII, we look forward to meeting you!

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291