Learning and Evaluation Intern

Santa Barbara Foundation

SBF is seeking a Learning and Evaluation Intern to join our Community Engagement department, as part our Learning and Evaluation team! This position will report directly to our Learning and Evaluation Manager.

Please review our Job Description below, before applying.

All applicants must submit a professional resume, cover letter and complete copy of our employment application, in order to be considered.

Position Summary:

The Intern reports to the Learning and Evaluation Manager and collaborates with other members of the Community Engagement department, Data administrators, and the Communications team. The Intern will support Learning and Evaluation across the organization, focusing on data visualization, literature reviews, and other evaluation support practices. This part-time, temporary position is projected to last three months from date of hire.


Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Support the CE department in conducting literature reviews and secondary source analysis in order to answer research questions for the Foundation’s research agenda.
  • Create data visualizations to help disseminate data and findings from the Foundation’s evaluation endeavors.
  • Gathering and using community-level indicators aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities.
  • Provide technical, academic, and administrative support on current evaluation projects underway for the organization.
  • Participate in staff and departmental meetings.
  • Keep Outlook calendar updated as per SBF standard.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, including surveys, data analysis, and focus groups.
  • Satisfactory knowledge of data collection software (such as Qualtrics or KoBo), statistical packages (such as SPSS), and dashboard applications (such as Tableau, or Microsoft Power BI).
  • Self-motivated, guided and disciplined in managing time to ensure success.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • College level courses in Social Science, Public Administration, Evaluation, or related degree.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work across departments with other varying work styles and personalities.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Public Administration, Evaluation, or related degree.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Extensive knowledge of data visualization and statistical software.


Work Environment:

  • General office environment may be in open office area or shared office space. Intermittent remote working opportunity available.
  • Ability to work a schedule that may blend telecommuting with in-office working time.
  • Ability to telecommute and provide own router, modem, and internet connection.
  • Significant computer work (repetitive movement – typing).


All applicants are required to submit an employment application, a resume and cover letter to hr@sbfoundation.org.

No calls, please.

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