Research, Evaluation, + Data Analysis Associate (Unpaid Internship)

Creative Reaction Lab is currently accepting applications for our Research, Evaluation + Data Analysis Associateship program.

Creative Reaction Lab seeks to eradicate inequity and oppression experienced by Black and Latinx people through design, entrepreneurship, community organizing and leadership, and intrapreneurship to transform the media, education, health/healthcare, and government/public service sectors. To create systems-wide change, we’re taking two approaches: 1) creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities, and 2) transforming the ways that individuals and institutions approach design and decision-making through what we call Equity-Centered Community Design.

As part of a small organization, Associates gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a social enterprise challenging racial injustices and disparities using creative problem solving. This Design Associateship will provide diverse experiences to produce high-profile materials in a variety of areas.

Each Associateship is designed to challenge the candidate in their particular area(s) of interest through dedicated research and practice. Associates also lend support to the daily needs and greater goals of the organization. Participation in this program is on a volunteer basis, and great attention is paid to ensure a high quality experience for all Associates. For those seeking academic credit, the necessary documents must be supplied prior to the start of the Associateship term. Each participant receives one-on-one mentoring and preparation for the next step in their career. All applicants should have a personal laptop to use during Associateship.


To apply for an Associateship, please send a resume and letter of intent describing your background, position of interest, goals and availability to If you have a portfolio, please include the link and/or attachment of a file no larger than 10 MB. Please include “Research, Evaluation, + Data Analysis Associateship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The program often follows the university semester schedule, but the exact terms are considered case-by-case and determined by the Associate and their supervisor. All Associateships are a minimum of ten hours per week during the regular work week (Monday – Friday). Associateships may include evening and weekend hours, as determined on a case-by-case basis.



Collecting and analyzing data and report findings. 

Collaborate with team members to interview participants about their experiences in programs.

Participating in training and practice exercises to conduct observations and interviews.

Conduct primary and secondary research on current news topics, trends, and reports about racial inequity in health, education, media, and government/public service.

Conduct primary and secondary research on current design approaches, movements, and actions to address racial inequity. 


Input and analyze survey data collected from programs and prepare reports for internal review. 

Support the development and iteration of evaluation metrics and methods with team members. 

Manage databases containing program evaluations, including cleaning data, managing duplicate records, and keeping records current. 

Prepare data visualizations and other design artifacts that highlight program impact data in creative ways. 


Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and cooperatively with other team members in a creative, fast-paced, agile environment.

Ability to give and receive constructive feedback with humility.

Ability to manage projects across platforms and tools. 

Strong project management and time management skills, and the ability to execute on deadlines.

Strong willingness to undertake new and additional projects, as mutually agreed upon between Associate and supervisor. 

Strong sense of systems-level organization, with the ability to dream big and care about the small details, too. 

The ability to work on Mac and PC platforms with standard office applications/programs.

Experience with Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides),  and Microsoft Excel. 

Experience with, and or willingness to learn, data visualization software (including but not limited to Plotly, Tableau, Chart.js) preferred.

Experience with, and or willingness to learn, Airtable, Slack, and Basecamp preferred. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Creative Reaction Lab is committed to a policy of Equal Employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, medical condition, pregnancy, familial status, caregiver status, veteran’s status.