Research Analyst, Nicholas Institute
Rural Americans matter to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an out sized impact on policy, and in particular the United States Senate which explicitly empowers rural states. This project aims to better understand rural Americans’ views on the environment, environmental policy, and environmentalism by understanding the attitudes of rural North Carolinians.
This term limited summer position will collaborate with Project Director Robert Bonnie and Hart & Associates in conducting research strategy and design for the Rural Attitudes Project.
Work with the project director, Hart & Associates and the research associate in developing research questions for the study.
Based on independent and collaborative research, design scripts for focus groups, stakeholder interviews and polling.
Interpret and communicate the results of the research to the project director. Design and communicate the results in a written publication target audiences as needed.
Preferred Education/Skills and Experience
Minimum Education/Training Job Requirements
Master’s degree in science, engineering, policy or a field directly related to the position. PhD preferred.
Minimum Experience Job Requirements: Please indicate the nature and amount of work experience - Required
Experience working in a field directly related to the position is highly desirable.
Job skill Requirements: Please indicated the specific skill requirements for this position:
- Knowledge and expertise in policy, economic, legal and/or scientific aspects of the environmental program area.
- Organizational and interpersonal skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability and willingness to travel
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