About Sorenson Impact Center:The Sorenson Impact Center is a think-and-do tank housed in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. We catalyze social change through impact investing, policy innovation, performance management, data science, and strategic communications. To learn more about the Center and the Student program, please visit https://www.sorensonimpact.com/student-program.
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The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join the Data, Performance, and Policy Innovation team as a policy innovation student fellow. Impact Fellows interested in social issues and public policy have the opportunity to work on a variety of government, foundation, and nonprofit consulting projects. Our fellows receive exposure to the most innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, place-based initiatives, data-driven decision making, and performance-based contracting. Issue areas addressed include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, higher education, economic development, and more. Students have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients while building their skills and portfolio. We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team that is able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Duties include: ● Issue area research including literature reviews and landscape scans ● Identifying solutions and/or research methods ● Summarizing findings and drawing conclusions ● Project management ● Innovative and collaborative problem solving
Preferred Skills and Experience: ● Strong written and verbal communication skills ● Strong analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated ● Ability to work with a team to complete projects on a timeline ● Ability to work with ambiguous project guidelines and be flexible with intended outcomes ● Experience with Google Suite
Bonus: ● Educational or vocational experience in one of the above issue areas ● Previous experience working with clients ● Proficient Excel skills