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Part-time Research Assistant – Latino Digital Inclusion

Department: LATINOS
Salary: $20.00 per hour

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

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The Latinos and Society Program was founded in 2015 to empower Latino communities and promote long-term economic growth and resiliency. We have four core initiatives: research on the Latino Inclusion in the Digital Economy; scholarships for Latinos to participate in Aspen Institute leadership programs; Aspen Latino Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative; and The Aspen Economic State of Latinos in America. The program harnesses the Aspen Institute’s convening power to change the narrative about American Latinos, sharing Latino economic contributions and how these strengthen our nation’s global competitiveness and promote prosperity for all Americans. To learn more, follow @AspenLatinos on Twitter, or visit


Part-time Research Assistant, temporary hire/graduate intern, up to 30 hours per week.

Principal duties are as follows:

  • General support for research project on the inclusion of Latino workers and businesses in the digital economy; 

  • Take notes during phone interviews with employers, workers, and organizations and, eventually, conduct some of them;

  • Conduct desk research on economic, educational and social issues affecting the Latino community;

  • Conduct research that supports Latinos and Society programming and fundraising efforts;

  • Complete projects relating to program outreach and partnerships, including collecting contact information and drafting correspondences;

  • Support the Senior Research Manager in the management of the Latino Digital Inclusion task force;

  • Create and maintain databases;

  • Assist in tasks related to event planning and execution, including organizing day-of event tasks;

  • Perform administrative duties as they arise;

  • Other duties as assigned.


A successful candidate will possess the following skills and/or attributes:

  • Out-of-the-box thinking; 

  • Passion about identifying new opportunities and innovative projects to advance Latino economic empowerment;

  • Understanding of the ways in which technology is transforming workplaces and businesses;

  • Proficiency in data visualization programs is desirable;

  • Solid administrative skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and sort large amounts of data using Excel; experience with other database platforms preferred;

  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to cross-check multiple sets of data;

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills;

  • Superb research and problem-solving skills for identifying and locating hard-to-reach information;

  • Ability to work well independently and with others;

  • Self-starter who is motivated to excel with both small and large tasks;

  • Pleasant telephone/Zoom manner;

  • At least two years of relevant job experience;

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.

 In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter and writing sample. Applications missing these materials will not be considered.

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

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