Applied Demography Internship

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Population Research Institute


The Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) seeks interns with an interest in public policy for summer, 2020, to work on demographic issues within the state of Pennsylvania. The intern will spend the majority of time assisting with data analysis, data visualization production, and the creation of policy briefs. The tasks required to accomplish these projects include collecting and analyzing data from a variety of sources, compiling data and writing/editing concise summaries, fact-checking, problem-solving, and liaising with members of PPN and Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC). The intern may be assigned to other tasks, dependent on availability and needs. Salary and Benefits: Interns will work with their supervisors to establish a mutually agreeable work schedule for up to 30 hours per week from Monday, May 11, 2020, through Friday, August 21, 2020. No benefits aside from hourly wages are provided; neither housing nor relocation assistance is provided. Location: Interns may choose to work at either the Pennsylvania Population Network at Penn State University Park or the Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg. Required Qualifications: Enrollment in a master’s degree program in applied demography, public health, public administration, economics, public policy or related field; Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Excellent written and oral communications; Research experience involving social, economic, or behavioral data analyses and interpretation; and the ability to work well independently. Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with demographic datasets e.g. American Community Survey, Decennial Census, or Current Population Survey; Experience working with statistical packages e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R; and Experience with data visualization programs e.g. GIS, Flourish, or Tableau.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088