Opportunities at the Center for Social Innovation

Graduate Student Researcher

The Center for Social Innovation in the School of Public Policy is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant with a focus in qualitative research for the Summer Session 2020. This position will include qualitative data collection and analysis, along with the responsibilities listed below. This summer position can be from 50% to 100%, depending on time availability. 

Apply by: 5:00 PM (PST) June 4, 2020

The Center of Social Innovation aims to provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation. We also aim to integrate researchers, community organizations, and civic stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships that boost collective impact. Importantly, the Center seeks to shift away from a “problem” narrative to an “opportunity” narrative for marginalized communities and localities. The Center for Social Innovation focuses on five key areas: Civic Engagement, Economic Mobility, Immigrant Integration, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, and Place-Making. Specific to our work in Inland Southern California, our activities in collaborative research, policy innovation, and narrative change are aimed to more fully realize the region’s potential in terms of its civic activities, philanthropic investments, and growing nonprofit sector.