Department of Economics


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Student Research Assistant

Position:          Student Research Assistant I Internship

Location:          Center for Economic Development, CSU Chico (35 Main St. Suite 203)

                       Remote until further notice


Essential Job Functions: Working closely with the Project Analyst and under the general supervision of the Senior Project Analyst, the Student Research Assistant (I) will contribute to various socio- economic research projects. Examples of duties include identification, collection, and analysis of economic and demographic data; fulfilling technical assistance requests through the creation of written data summaries and visual analytics; conducting business market research; graphic design of print and electronic media; and telephone survey administration.

Employment Standards

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A background in one or more of the following fields: Social Sciences, Business, Economics, or any closely-related field (e.g., Agricultural Economics).
  2. An understanding of the basic issues and ethics involved in socio-economic research;
  3. Strong written and verbal communication and quantitative skills;
  4. The ability to learn and apply new skills quickly;
  5. The ability to work collaboratively with other student researchers and CED staff;
  6. General knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Microsoft Excel;

Compensation: 17.57$ per hour, non-benefitted, work hours cannot exceed 19.5 hours per week during the academic year; summer work can scale up to 39.5 hours per week depending on availability and project work needs.

Period of Employment: Employment will begin whenever the positions are filled. Employment is contingent on employee’s dependability, availability, and the Center’s project workload. Scheduling may be flexible around both family and school activities.

To apply: Please send a resume to Melissa Kovacs, Senior Analyst at the Center for Economic Development via email at

Position(s) are open until filled.