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Student Assistant (Policy & Research) (ID: 105715) for Fall 2017

Agency/Facility

Workers Compensation Board

328 State Street
Schenectady , NY 12305

Division/Unit: Regulatory Affairs/Policy Research

 

Web Site: http://www.wcb.ny.gov(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

The student assistant assigned to the Workers' Compensation Boards' Policy & Research Bureau will conduct research of policy and operational issues within the NYS Workers' Compensation Board. The student assistant will perform data cleansing and conformance so that correlations and trends may be identified and analyzed. The student assistant will also assist with the design of statistical models to explain and predict outcomes. Each student assistant is expected to work 10-19 hours a week and during the school year and 20-29 hours during the summer, typically between 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Skills:

Data manipulation using spreadsheets

Experience with business intel tools

Quantitative skills in presenting data

Analyzing results

Writing explanatory reports

 

Internship Areas: Information Technology, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Schenectady

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Health Services, Human Services, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Public Administration, Social Science