Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a

Survey Data and Analysis Intern

San Francisco, United States


The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, is looking for an intern for the Learning & Evaluation team in the Community Engagement Department. If you are a current student of social sciences, have experience in evaluating programs or projects, and if you have a background in working with statistical data, we can provide you with an immersive in‐house experience over the course of 12 weeks.


As a Survey Data and Analysis Intern with the Learning & Evaluation team, you will primarily be involved in supporting the Surveys Specialist in researching and developing a comprehensive process for the long-term storage of survey data. In addition, you will provide support for improving survey instruments, as well as support the analysis of a major survey project called Community Engagement Insights, and other duties as needed.

  • Conduct research to learn about existing processes for anonymizing survey data for the purposes of long-term storage
  • Learn to develop a protocol for anonymizing and storing data that can be applied to any surveys data set.
  • Testing the protocol on existing datasets.
  • Archiving and improving survey instruments to support building a Wikimedia survey bank.
  • Assist in the analysis of Community Engagement Insights surveys
  • Regular coordination with the Surveys Specialist as well as the Learning & Evaluation, Legal, and Security teams.
  • Other duties as needed related to survey support

Desired Qualifications

The Learning & Evaluation Survey Data and Analysis Intern should have the following experience and personal characteristics:

  • Master's degree in statistics, public policy, information science, or related field OR equivalent combination of Bachelor's degree and experience in evaluation, statistics, data management or related field
  • High energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission and international development
  • Strong experience in manipulating datasets using excel, SPSS, STATA, r, or other statistical software.
  • Experience or exposure to ethical data management practices.
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines and to seek out learning & support for collaborative projects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to excel in a fast‐paced, multitasking environment that demands fast turn‐around.
  • Strong track record of positive and friendly communication with diverse cultural and language communities


  • Experience or interest in international development, nonprofit, or social movement research, or working with volunteers
  • Experience with an Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects
  • Understanding of the existing landscape of Wikimedia movement

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge sites. Wikipedia consists of nearly 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 80,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 240 staff members.

At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information on the sites.

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