Data Science Intern

  • Intern

Job Description

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is currently looking for two interns for the Fall 2024 semester to provide support to the Center’s small staff through various means. DPIC is looking for students interested in social media and data aggregation and analysis. A majority of the interns’ duties will fall into four general categories: data aggregation and analysis, ad hoc research projects, content drafting, and administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail-oriented and comfortable working with basic Excel.

The Fall 2024 Data Science Intern will be responsible for assisting DPIC’s Data Fellow with various tasks related to data aggregation and analysis (of primary and secondary data). This person will aid in data collection, analysis, and interpretation and assist in visualization creation to display findings.

Applicants should have an interest in the Center’s work of serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment and be comfortable with a small office environment. Hours and schedule are flexible, but we prefer interns to work during normal work hours (M-F, 9-5pm ET). We are willing to work with your college or university for internship credit. Social Sciences, Communications, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Pre-Law, Data Analytics/Science, Computer Science, or Graphic Design (for Social Media Intern) other related field of study preferred. Start date and end date are flexible, but we hope interns would start in early September 2024 and finish in early December 2024. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. If you have questions, please contact Hayley Bedard at

DPIC strongly encourages applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including formerly incarcerated people, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and women.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in collecting, coding, cleaning, and preparation of data
  • Conduct data analysis and visualize data insights
  • Support Data Fellow with data organization
  • Basic research on relevant topics
  • Update and create website content
  • Shorting writing projects and research, as needed
  • Some administrative duties



  • Experience with either Excel, Python, R, Stata, SPSS, Tableau or other statistics software


  • Previous experience with quantitative research



  • Online research
  • Writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management