About the Project:

Professors Matt Lowe (UBC) and Jeff Weaver (USC) and Anahita Karandikar (Graduate Student, UBC) are seeking an intern to assist with a pioneering project aimed at measuring untouchability norms in India. This exciting opportunity will last for approximately 12 weeks, commencing in August 2023. Early start is preferred.

  • Location: India
  • Start Date: August 1, 2023
  • Commitment Length: Up to 12 weeks (Starting August 2023)

Role and Responsibilities:

As an intern, you will be actively involved in the project’s pilot phase and field activities, which include:

  • Supervising the data collection activities of the survey firm, including training survey teams, overseeing phone and field surveys, and conducting debrief sessions with participants.
  • Assisting in the creation and review of SurveyCTO and questionnaire design.
  • Conducting comprehensive literature reviews.
  • Aiding in data cleaning using Stata and R.

Desired Qualifications:

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • Proficiency in written and verbal English and Hindi communication is essential.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, public policy, or related fields.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Experience with SurveyCTO and proficiency in Stata or R would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience in field-based or phone-based data collection in India is a plus.


  • INR 25,000 per month

How to Apply:

  • If you’re interested in being a part of this impactful research project, please send an email to [email protected]
  • Include your CV and a brief paragraph explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • CLICK HERE for the Official Notification.

Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research and gain valuable experience in a dynamic setting. Apply now!

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