The Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) employs a number of student researchers throughout the year. As telephone research interviewers, students work in a professional environment while gaining valuable employment and research experience in public policy and opinion polling.
For more information about working at the ISRC, contact Dawn Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-384-3810.
"Working at the ISRC has been a great experience for me. I have learned valuable communication and time management skills that help me in and out of the classroom. Such skills include: speaking clearly and effectively, working with disgruntled people, and persistence. I have enjoyed working at the ISRC because of the friendly people and motivating atmosphere."
"The communication, research and professional skills I gained from ISRC really helped me when moving onto a graduate program in counseling, which I am currently studying. My time at ISRC taught me how to communicate with a variety of people of different backgrounds on many different topics, from health to politics to water quality. It taught me to effectively deliver a message and identify clear answers from participants. These communication skills are invaluable in my chosen career path. I also learned how to understand and execute research methods of many different types of studies. Finally, I learned how to meet deadlines and quotas, and as a supervisor, how to delegate tasks and problem solve. Working at ISRC has benefitted me in many ways and I continue to use and build upon the skills I developed there."
"The skill set I have gained, as well as the cordial and welcoming work environment are qualities that make the ISRC the ideal place to work, learn and grow, especially for students."