Research Assistant/Analyst Intern

Posting Date: April 11, 2022

Location: TAPS National Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia

Position: Internship (unpaid)



Reporting to Research & Impact Assessment, and working alongside a team, the Research Assistant/Analyst will collect and organize research in the form of summaries and literature reviews.

This internship will provide the following outcomes:

  • Development of research skills in social support
  • Experience in communication skills with survivors and handling delicate conversations and increased listening skills
  • Exposure to international nonprofit and the ability to collaborate with team members supporting the mission

Interns work a 20-hour work week during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Please note we are extremely flexible around your work and school schedule. Internship beginning and end dates are flexible. Work will be performed at our National Headquarters in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Academic credit for internships is strongly encouraged and enthusiastically supported. Please arrange for credit through your own programs and TAPS will provide all documentation necessary for you to receive credit for your talent and work.



  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, and ability to synthesize findings
  • Ability to navigate research databases to find and identify relevant research articles
  • Prior experience in a behavioral science research lab is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of APA format and compliance
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with SPSS
  • Create codebooks, databases, and clean data for analysis
  • Experience researching and writing literature reviews
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Sensitive to issues of grief and bereavement
  • Compassion for working with sensitive survivors of a military loss



  • Graduate Student (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Work)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Organized self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Patient and willing to work collaboratively with a team
  • Accountable


School Years

Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctorate


Application Process

Please send an email to with the following subject line: Research Assistant/Analyst Intern: Last name, first name. Please attach a brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  Ensure attachments are saved with your name.