[Closed] Part-Time Health Care Justice Research Assistant

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Note: This position has already been hired.

March 2020

Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly NESRI) is seeking a Research Assistant to work with us to collect statistics on health care injustices from a variety of academic studies, databases, and other primary and secondary sources, and to help develop a fact sheet, web page, or other communications tool that will make these statistics easily accessible to journalists, organizers, advocates, and researchers.

We are looking for a Research Assistant who is curious, excited about health justice, adept at reading academic literature, able to work with spreadsheets and arithmetic, and good at reframing complicated topics in simple language. This project must be completed by the end of April, so we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. If the research goes well, we may be able to offer the opportunity to continue working with us through the spring or summer on additional projects.

The Research Assistant will collaborate closely with Partners for Dignity & Rights’ Health Care Program Director on this project. They will be paid a fixed sum of $2,000 for ten weeks of work. We expect the weekly time commitment to amount to roughly 10-12 hours of work per week, but can flex hours some weeks to accommodate students’ finals schedules. We can also adjust the scope of the Research Assistant’s responsibilities and time commitment up or down for the right person.

To apply, please email a resume and short cover letter describing your interest and relevant skills or experience to Ben Palmquist at ben [at] Please email Ben if you have any questions.

About Partners for Dignity & Rights

Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative) was founded fifteen years ago to work with in partnership with communities to help build a broad movement for economic and social rights including health, housing, education, and work with dignity. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of the government and private sector, Partners for Dignity & Rights advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States. For more information, visit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people of color, working-class people, LBGTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from other historically marginalized communities to apply.

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Job Description: Health Care Justice Research Assistant