Join the Team

We are a research lab at William & Mary's Global Research Institute of over 25 faculty and staff with a track record of successfully managing more than 60 grants and contracts worth more than $40 million over the last 13 years. We are economists, political scientists, computational geographers, developers, program evaluators, policy analysts, media and communications professionals, and more.

Student Opportunities

Full-time Positions

Announcement: AidData Summer Fellows Program Transition

Working at AidData

For questions, please contact info@aiddata.org. Any positions listed below that are active in the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal are open and receiving applications. Submitted applications are assessed to short-list individuals for interview. Please note that due to the volume of applications, we are unable to give applicants individual status updates; candidates invited for an interview will be notified.

Student Opportunities

Opportunities for internships and research assistantships at AidData for undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates will be posted below as available.

For updates on future opportunities, check this page regularly and follow AidData on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn

To receive the Global Research Digest, a weekly newsletter of research-related events and student opportunities published by the Global Research Institute, please fill out this form. For additional student opportunities with other projects at the Global Research Institute, please visit here.

GeoQuery Student Research Assistantships

GeoQuery, a research project at AidData, is accepting applications on a rolling basis for William & Mary students to work in the spring and fall semesters as research assistants. The lab has three teams—GeoData, GeoBoundaries, and GeoDev—each with different activities and required qualifications as described below.

Please note that applications to the lab are assessed once a semester, and you may not hear back on your application until the end of the semester in which you applied. Only current William & Mary students are eligible to apply.

To apply, fill out the online application here. For questions, please contact raoberman@email.wm.edu.

GeoData

GeoQuery relies on students to help us identify the best datasets to distribute to our researchers through the platform. This position does not require any research or background experience, and is intended for freshmen to junior students looking to become involved in research. The focus and responsibility of the GeoData research team is to gather, research, and prepare (or create!) datasets that can be used in potential research projects, both here at William & Mary and in academia more broadly. These datasets are collected to be incorporated into the public GeoQuery platform, which is used by thousands of individuals from hundreds of organizations to facilitate research and policymaking. Students who participate in this program will be able to gain a foundation in working in research, and have the opportunity to gain recognition in research papers and academic briefs.

GeoBoundaries

Did you know we're not sure where some cities, counties, districts, or even state borders are around the world? It’s true! The focus and responsibility of the GeoBoundaries research team is to collect and prepare better, more accurate subnational boundaries of countries across the globe for use in research and the GeoQuery platform. This position is intended for sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking to get involved in research focused in international relations and geospatial studies, and requires experience and/or relevant coursework in geospatial analysis; specifically, GIS 201 - Introduction to GIS (formerly listed as INTR 204).The boundaries will be accessible by researchers and students who may desire to use the information for their own research and projects. Students on this team may be able to (a) receive COLL 400 course credit through independent research in the Data Science Program; (b) receive formal credit as a contributor to the GeoBoundaries project in published materials (i.e., if you create the best boundaries known for Mexico, every researcher using it will be citing you); and (c) be competitive for Data Science Fellowships.

Read about the GeoBoundaries team's work so far here.

GeoDev

R&D makes GeoQuery work. Have machine learning skills? Web development? Python? Want to help the other teams work better, solve text-mining problems, keep our website working, or work on other applied computational projects? GeoDev is for you. This position requires knowledge and/or relevant coursework in computer science and computer programming; specifically CS 141 or DATA 141, as well as basic GIS skills (GIS 201 - Introduction to GIS, formerly listed as INTR 204). It is also recommended that you have previous experience working with JavaScript or other web-based technologies. The focus and responsibility of the GeoDev research team is to provide technical assistance to the GeoBoundaries and GeoData teams by debugging code, solving programming problems, improving the GeoQuery website, and deriving new code to solve applied research problems. Students who participate in this program will be able to gain experience in applying computer science knowledge in a research environment, and will have the opportunity to gain recognition in research papers and other career opportunities. Students on this team may be able to: (a) receive COLL 400 course credit through independent research in the Data Science Program; (b) receive formal credit as a creator of new software packages, R or Python scripts; and (c) be competitive for Data Science Fellowships.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Team Summer Internship

The Sustainable Development Goals team at AidData is accepting applications for summer 2019 internships! Interns will support our data production efforts, reviewing and classifying international development aid projects to help track development finance for a variety of aid donors such as USAID, the World Bank, and the Gates Foundation.

AidData is dedicated to collecting project-level data from as many donors and donor agencies as possible in order to provide the most complete picture of development finance flows and aid effectiveness. We are looking for interns who are motivated and detail-oriented and can make progress with limited supervision. A demonstrated interest in international development and aid effectiveness is a plus, as is experience with data collection or analysis. We welcome applicants from all majors and all levels of experience, with a particular emphasis on government, international relations, public policy, and non-English languages. This internship is open to both William & Mary and non-William & Mary students.

Interns will work 30 hours per week for the summer sessions, starting May 28th. All internships are unpaid for 120 hours, after which interns are eligible for paid RA positions. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to bvburgess@aiddata.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Full-time Positions

Headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia at William & Mary, the second oldest college in the U.S. and a cutting-edge research university, AidData offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package for full-time positions, including comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance; retirement; gym access; tuition waiver program; flexible work schedule; and more.

For updates on future opportunities, please check this page regularly and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  

AidData Deputy Director of Research, Policy Analysis Unit

AidData is seeking a Deputy Director of Research to support its Policy Analysis Unit (PAU) by overseeing research design and peer review processes; managing the development of survey questionnaires and interview protocols; leading internal statistical code reviews; ensuring that PAU research outputs meet high standards of social scientific rigor and reproducibility; identifying approaches to more effectively and efficiently collect data; and collaborating with program staff and the Director of the PAU to ensure that AidData produces policy research which meets or exceeds the expectations of its target audiences. Depending on qualifications, the successful applicant may hold an affiliate appointment as research faculty in the appropriate social science department and/or interdisciplinary program at William and Mary.

This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience in the U14 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees). Applications for this position close at 11:59 PM on April 21st, 2019.

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in economics, political science, public policy, statistics, or a related field
  • Significant to extensive years of experience designing, implementing, and publishing policy-relevant international development research
  • Significant to extensive years of experience writing, managing, and reviewing reusable and well-annotated code in STATA and/or R
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, including small-n case selection and study design, survey design and sampling, process tracing, cross-sectional and panel data analysis, the experimental and quasi-experimental tools of causal inference, and statistical power analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to design protocols to guide data collection and research with human subjects, including familiarity with Institutional Review Board (or the equivalent) procedures.
  • A track record of publishing rigorous, peer-reviewed social science research in a reproducible manner (i.e. making data and statistical code publicly available to enable independent, third party replication)
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn and employ new methods and tools, as needed.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients, partners, students, staff, and faculty
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with researchers and program staff from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in economics, political science, public policy, statistics, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience managing or mentoring research analysts and statistical programmers
  • Demonstrated experience producing high-quality publications for policy audiences under tight time and budget constraints
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, fielding, and analysis of large-scale surveys, as well as familiarity with protocols for appropriate management of personally identifiable information.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing effective interview protocols, conducting key informant interviews and focus groups, and efficiently processing and analyzing large amounts of unstructured, qualitative data (e.g., interview transcripts).
  • Familiarity with and interest in machine learning, web scraping, text mining, network analysis, and spatial statistics
  • Proficiency and interest in Python, SQL, Git, and GIS
  • Experience working with large development finance and development outcome datasets
  • Familiarity with non-traditional sources of financing for development (e.g., blended finance, philanthropic giving, corporate social responsibility, trilateral cooperation, national budgets).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a writing sample in the “Other Documents” field in the Applicant Documents Tab.

Please note: This position has been reopened—all previous applications are still under consideration and do not need to reapply. All applications for this position must be made through the portal; we are unable to consider any application materials received by email. Applications cannot be updated once submitted, but must be withdrawn and a new application submitted for consideration.

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AidData Specialized Program Manager

AidData is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Specialized Program Manager, based in Williamsburg, VA. The position will lead a wide variety of projects, and offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting edge research with major policy stakeholders in the focus sectors of Global Health, International Education, and/or Extractive Industries. Position will be responsible for leading and managing engagements with a multitude of stakeholders/partners engaged on a project, overseeing implementation of programs on the ground across multiple partners, supervising internal team to implement projects on the ground and will provide support on preparing research proposals, design, implementation and monitoring, data management, report writing and dissemination and policy outreach. Final hire for this position contingent upon project approval and available funds.

This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience in the U08 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • Specialized skill in Global Health, International Education, or Extractives Sector
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Flexible, self-motivating, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Ability to work independently and in field locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • Experience conducting research on global health, international education, and/or natural resource concessions; familiarity with contemporary issues, major actors, etc.
  • Willingness to travel abroad, at times on short notice
  • Previous knowledge of or desire to learn local languages
  • Previous experience leading international development research in a project and client management capacity preferred.
  • Knowledge of Stata, R, ArcGIS, QGIS or other data analysis software is strongly preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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AidData Program Manager (Transparent Development Footprints)

AidData is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Program Manager, based in Williamsburg, VA. The position will lead a wide variety of projects, and offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting edge research with major policy stakeholders in the focus areas of emerging donors (e.g. China, Gulf Cooperation Council) and new models of funding development globally. Position will be responsible for leading and managing engagements with a multitude of stakeholders/partners, as well as providing support on preparing research proposals, design, implementation and monitoring, data management, report writing and dissemination and policy outreach.

This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience up to $49,000 in the U07 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience delivering high quality outputs.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Flexible, self-motivating, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of researchers, clients, partners, data users, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • Knowledge of Stata, R, ArcGIS, QGIS or other data analysis software is strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting research on Chinese official/development finance, blended finance, BRICS, South-South cooperation, familiarity with contemporary development issues, major actors, etc.
  • Willingness to travel abroad, at times on short notice
  • Previous experience leading international development research in a project and client management capacity preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Please note: This position has been reopened—all previous applications are still under consideration and do not need to reapply. All applications for this position must be made through the portal; we are unable to consider any application materials received by email. Applications cannot be updated once submitted, but must be withdrawn and a new application submitted for consideration.

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AidData Senior Research Analyst or Research Analyst

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Research Analyst or a Research Analyst, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience. Applications for this position close at 11:59 PM on April 30th, 2019.

Senior Research Analyst

The AidData Senior Research Analyst provides a unique opportunity to work on cutting research with major policy stakeholders. The individual in this position will take the lead in scoping and producing analysis in coordination with the Program/Practice Manager, serving as the primary technical point of contact for methods and quality assurance on data products and analysis. As technical lead for their team’s practice area, they will contribute to new business development processes, serve as a technical expert to represent the unit’s and College’s work with external research and policy communities; and support the Director in identifying high-value lines of inquiry and data production needs to power future research.

To lead this line of scientific inquiry, this position will require significant independent judgment and discretion in the following areas: academic scholarship (leading the conceptualization of new research projects, preparing and executing analytical plans, and producing final research publications, in collaboration with external partners, think tanks, and funders); survey design (designing questionnaires for large scale biennial surveys and snap polls to collect data for analysis); and research methods/trainings (serving as lead methods expert for the Survey Practice sub-division, which includes providing training for other staff, liaising with researchers at external leading organizations and partners, and developing new methods for the research team).

Research Analyst

AidData is currently seeking Research Analysts to join a team of ~40 faculty and development professionals united by a shared interest in using more granular data to make international development finance more transparent, accountable, and effective. To this end, the individual in this position will conduct and support AidData’s ongoing research in several key focus areas, including but not limited to: open data / open government, impact evaluations, randomized control trials, spatial analysis, China and emerging donors, and the SDGs. Accepted candidates would play a critical role in collaborating with a full team of research faculty, policy analysts, data collectors and curators in studying the nature, distribution, and impact of some of development’s most pressing issues. This position is based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

Senior Research Analyst

  • Advanced knowledge and degree in a relevant field of knowledge, such as economics, public policy, international development, public health, global health.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following packages: Stata, SAS, Excel, SQL, or R
  • In-depth knowledge of issues related to international development policy and practice
  • Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to research complex issues, evaluate options, consider consequences and recommend solutions
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, carry out assignments in a timely manner, and adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Record of delivering high quality outputs for international development projects or programs
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and minimal supervision
  • Dedicated team player with track record of working collaboratively across institutional and/or disciplinary boundaries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into jargon-free prose
  • Outstanding presentation, communication, and collaborative leadership skills
  • Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken

Research Analyst

  • Degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, public policy, international development, environmental studies, global health
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following packages: Stata, SAS, Excel, SQL, or R
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to research complex issues, evaluate options, consider consequences and recommend solutions
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, carry out assignments in a timely manner, and adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and minimal supervision
  • Dedicated team player with track record of working collaboratively across institutional and/or disciplinary boundaries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into jargon-free prose
  • Outstanding presentation, communication, and collaborative leadership skills
  • Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken

Preferred Qualifications

Senior Research Analyst

  • Experience in a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, non-governmental organization, think tank, or academic institution
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong monitoring and evaluation systems and design rigorous impact evaluations

Research Analyst

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, public policy, international development, global health, environmental studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.
  • Experience in a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, non-governmental organization, think tank, or academic institution
  • In-depth knowledge of issues related to international development policy and practice
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong monitoring and evaluation systems and design rigorous impact evaluations
  • Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
  • Record of delivering high quality outputs for international development projects or programs

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a writing sample in the “Other Documents” field in the Applicant Documents Tab.

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AidData Programmer

AidData’s Programmer will work closely with the Software Lead and other AidData staff to support and develop decision support, data collection, and other web-based software. This position will support AidData’s growing technology demand. This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience up to $65,407; the position is restricted and continued employment is dependent on funding. Applications for this position close at 11:59 PM on April 19th, 2019.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Determines operational feasibility of software requirements through evaluation, analysis and development of software designs.
  • Identifies database management needs and develops efficient ways to store and retrieve the data.
  • Develops software solutions by studying information needs, conferring with end users, understanding work processes, investigating problem areas and following the software development lifecycle.
  • Provides documentation for environments and solutions through diagrams, code comments, clear code and readmes.
  • Stores software solutions and documentation in a software versioning tool.
  • Performs thorough testing of developed software solutions before passing the solution onto stakeholders for testing.
  • Prepares and installs solutions on staging and production servers.
  • Provides software fixes and improves operations to existing applications by providing system analysis and working with other programmers to come up with solutions.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.
  • Keeps up-to-date on the latest technologies by participating in educational opportunities and studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, computer engineering or other relevant discipline;
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming languages.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related web concepts.
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL.
  • Experience in the configuration and administration of Unix operating systems.
  • Understanding of the full software development lifecycle including interfacing with non-technical stakeholders to develop requirements.
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to learn and adopt various technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with programming languages like Java, Node.js, Python, PHP
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries and frameworks like React, Bootstrap, Backbone, Underscore
  • Experience with relational databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Experience with NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • Knowledge of RESTful API/web services and JSON
  • Experience with GitHub or other major software versioning tools.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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AidData Policy Specialist (SDI)

AidData is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Policy Specialist, based in Williamsburg, VA. The position will lead a wide variety of projects, and offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting edge applied research with an aim impact on the decision making of major policy stakeholders across the Global South. Major potential focus areas include global health, extractives industries, vulnerable populations and operationalizing sustainable development goals at the domestic level. Position will be responsible for: 1) improving uptake of AidData’s data and research by the policy and development community through research summaries, policy briefs, articles, and blog posts; 2) leading and managing projects/engagements with a multitude of stakeholders/partners; and 3) collaborating on new research proposals, project design, implementation and monitoring, data management, report writing and dissemination and policy outreach.

This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience up to $50,000.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience delivering high quality policy research and/or policy outreach outputs.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Flexible, self-motivating, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organization.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of researchers, clients, partners, data users, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, public health, or related field
  • Experience generating written content (various forms) for a policy audience
  • Experience conducting research on global health, Extractives Industries, Global Development Agendas, or vulnerable populations (migrants, persons with disabilities, women & girls, indigenous)
  • Familiarity with contemporary development issues, major actors, etc.
  • Willingness to travel abroad, at times on short notice
  • Previous experience leading international development research in a project and client management capacity preferred.
  • Knowledge of Stata, R, ArcGIS, QGIS

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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Announcement: AidData Summer Fellows Program Transition

Thanks to the generous support of the Robert and Susan Trice International Fellowship Endowment and the Freeman-Asia Award, the AidData Summer Fellows program (2013-2017) has now transitioned to the Global Research Institute Summer Fellows Program. The Global Research Institute, a hub for interdisciplinary research on real-world issues, will continue to provide William & Mary students with hands-on international experiential learning opportunities through the new program.

To learn more, visit the Summer Fellows Program page at the Global Research Institute's site. 2019 Summer Fellow Placement Opportunities are now open for applications. For questions, please contact the Assistant Director of Programs for the Global Research Institute, Rebecca Latourell, at rmhalleran@wm.edu.

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Working at AidData

At AidData you will join world-class development professionals in solving challenging development questions, working together with colleagues from diverse disciplines including economics, computer science, geography, public health, environmental studies and political science.

AidData is a learning organization, so in addition to helping your colleagues get smarter, you will gain first-hand experience in cutting-edge approaches to data and development. As a member of a research lab you will be exposed to randomized control trials, customized coding systems, geospatial impact evaluations, elite surveys, and policy uptake initiatives.

We prioritize impact and collaboration, and you will be empowered with the tools, training, and flexibility you need to pursue projects that will allow you to leverage your strengths and interests. Whether on a walking meeting to discuss a next-gen field experiment with the World Bank or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or debating your annual March Madness bracket over lunch on the porch by the magnolia tree, your colleagues will be an invaluable source of ideas, learning, and fun.

Williamsburg and the surrounding areas offer a tremendous quality of life. Staff enjoy short commutes (for some of the team, less than five minutes!); extensive rivers, woods, and trails for outdoor recreation; and great colleagues who after work play on a community volleyball team, host trivia nights at local craft breweries, and organize book clubs and restaurant explorations.

For our full-time positions: as an employee of William & Mary, you will be afforded competitive compensation and benefits, including comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, and gym access. You will also receive an annual tuition reimbursement of more than $5,000, allowing AidData employees to take up to four William & Mary classes each calendar year free of charge.

In addition to updating skills through coursework, professional development is encouraged and facilitated through interaction with policymakers and established academics, development field work with local partners, and one-on-one mentoring with senior members of AidData.

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