Data Policy and Analysis Intern – Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) seeks an undergraduate intern to work in its Data and Policy Analysis Department for the summer, 2019.

MLAC is a not-for-profit funder of legal aid organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and ensuring access to justice for all. The legal aid organizations funded by MLAC provide free legal services to low-income households in a wide variety of civil (not criminal) legal matters such as consumer, education, employment, family, juvenile, health, housing, income maintenance, and individual rights (including immigration) cases.

Data and Policy Analysis Intern

The MLAC Data Department receives data from the legal aid organizations it funds and reports it to a wide variety of internal and external audiences. The data is used by MLAC to support funding for MLAC and legal aid organizations, to improve the performance, effectiveness and management of the legal aid organizations, and to evaluate the outcomes and impact of MLAC on the clients and communities it serves.

The MLAC Data Department seeks an intern to assist it with research projects and a wide variety of data collection, analysis, and reporting tasks. Currently the MLAC Data Department is using interns to do a demographics study of low-income people served statewide by the legal aid programs MLAC funds.

*Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.*

How to apply

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Tenzin Bayul at tbayul@mlac.org by May 19, 2019. Internships will begin in early June, 2019 and will involve a time commitment of 12-15 hours per week for 12-18 weeks at our office, located near the Government Center T Station. Exact start date and work days/hours are flexible.

While internships are unpaid, MLAC Data Department interns gain valuable experience in the collection, analysis and reporting of data. In addition, MLAC interns often get experience with legislative advocacy, event planning, and not-for-profit administration and have opportunities to engage with prominent members of the civil legal aid community. Students with an interest in law, social justice, communications, data analysis, and legislative affairs are encouraged to apply.

MLAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.