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Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Program Research Intern

Administration – New York, New York
Department Administration
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $25.00 per hour

POSITION  Program Research Intern


About the Center

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods (“the Center”) promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high-quality housing services. The Center’s current projects support our policy goals and help to keep homeownership affordable by responding to the ongoing effects of the foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of homeownership, predatory scams, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather.


Position Summary

The intern reports to the Chief Financial Officer and assists other Center staff as directed.  The intern will focus approximately six months of work on researching the conditions surrounding commercial rent trends for small businesses in NYC.  The key deliverable of this research will be a white paper outlining the commercial rent challenges confronting small businesses and to define the key metrics that delineate these challenges.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Independently source, collect, and organize data that bears on the NYC commercial rent landscape for small businesses.

  • Construct a scalable database of relevant information for use in future iterations of research.

  • Deliver periodic reports on progress to Center leadership.

  • Within six months, combine data and findings into a white paper for use by the Center in forming a programmatic response. 


Skills & Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be a current or  recent Master Graduate or PhD student within the field of economics, business, or public administration.

  • Must have a clearly demonstrated interest in public policy and empirical analysis.

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Will have experience building databases



The Program Research Intern is a temporary, part-time position, anticipated to require 20 hours per week for approximately 6 months.  The Intern will be paid $25 per hour. 


To apply for this position, please click on the link.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Center for NYC Neighborhoods. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline

Accepting resumes until position is filled.

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote for all positions and job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status as a member of any other legally protected group or activity.

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