Student Travel Research

Internship

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in research with data collection, synthesis, and analysis of students’ travel blogs and data

  • Researching past students’ travel experiences

  • Compile data into streamlined, searchable spreadsheet

  • Breaking down experiences for a “TripAdvisor for students”

  • Organize into neat, searchable spreadsheet

  • Run analysis on student responses

  • Reach out to peers for submissions on past travel experiences and location suggestions

  • Aid event management with a webinar and other means for Spring 2020 abroad students to learn of effects of coronavirus

  • Research current legislation relating to education abroad and brainstorm way for us to work with potential partner nonprofits (Protect Students Abroad, Depart Smart, etc.); Especially relating to H.R. 2875 & S. 1198

  • Recruiting for and coordinating user research studies

  • Other research duties as necessary to complete project

Requirements

  • Must be a student enrolled at an institution of higher education

  • Passion for travel, off-campus studies, study abroad

  • Involved in campus community

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Suite (Docs/Slides/Sheets)

  • Self-motivated

  • Committed to dedicating 20 hours a week on projects

  • Candidates must demonstrate confidence, self-sufficiency, competency in conducting independent research and analysis.

  • Strong data and Excel skills

Preferred

  • Ability to automate data processing through Python or other language

  • Experience studying abroad preferred but not required


By the end of the internship The Intern will:

  • Gain hands-on entrepreneurial experience with a start-up in Washington DC

  • Experience the practical challenges of working in a start-up environment

  • Learn how to leverage their academic strengths and personality, and network to add value OffWeGo

  • Have a well-rounded view of the pros and cons of working in a start-up environment

  • Have an understanding of the structure of the industry that OffWeGo is operating in, its competitive landscape, and changing dynamics

  • Have gained experience working in a start-up environment characterized by fluid job descriptions, changing priorities, flat hierarchies, and high requirements on flexibility and engagement

  • Have gained experience with the difficulties in managing time and expectations, negotiating tradeoffs, and prioritizing tasks in an ever-changing environment

  • Be able to reflect on their personal and professional abilities


Remote OK   ~    This is an unpaid position, depending on institution and requirements, OffWeGo will work with schools to assure college credit can be awarded.


OffWeGo is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. OfffWeGo does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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