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Summer Research Fellow

Objective: Support the Research Department in all aspects of its work to provide insight into lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in K-12 education, and evaluate the efficacy of GLSEN programs and recommended interventions.

 Reports to: Senior Research Associate


Responsibilities: GLSEN seeks a Summer Research Fellow to assist the Research Department with GLSEN’s primary research related to LGBT issues in K-12 education and evaluation work examining the efficacy of GLSEN’s recommended interventions. The Summer Research Fellow will work closely with the other members of the Research team and will:

  • Assist with preparation and presentation of GLSEN’s research findings and summaries of other relevant research for internal and external audiences
  • Assist in basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Assist in maintaining data sets including data entry, cleaning, and coding of data
  • Support the writing, editing, and proofreading of research reports, briefs, and other presentation material for internal and external audiences
  • Perform literature reviews and library research
  • Maintain research literature database of current social science literature regarding LGBT issues in education
  • Participate in regular Research Department meetings and receive regular 1:1 supervision from Senior Research Associate
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary  


Required skills:

  • Graduate students pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or other related field
  • Experience with quantitative research required and familiarity with qualitative research preferred
  • Working knowledge of SPSS
  • Background, familiarity, or strong interest in LGBT issues in education or LGBT youth issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to GLSEN’s mission and goals


This is a paid internship. Candidates who are available to work full-time or part-time are welcome to apply.

This position is located in GLSEN's New York City headquarters.

To apply, submit your resume and a letter of interest to:


GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.