Research Co-op, Internet Essentials

September 21, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


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Job Summary

Internet Essentials is Comcast's signature community investment initiative designed to help close the digital divide through affordable broadband service, low-cost computers, and digital literacy training offered online, in print and in person. The Research Co-Op will be responsible for assisting the research team in better understanding and defining trends in digital inclusion and digital equity. This role will also support various data, research, strategic communications, and data visualization functions as needed.

Job Description

Core Responsibilities:

+ Works with the research team to read in data files from publicly available sources, compile data sets, analyze publicly available data, conduct inferential statistics, and create data visualizations;

+ Work with the Internet Essentials team to clean, format, and visualize internal data to inform business and programmatic decisions;

+ Supports the Director of Research & Policy and other members of the research team in querying databases and constructing datasets to answer programmatic questions;

+ Supports ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects by reviewing draft reports prior to release.

+ Supports the broader Internet Essentials team in generating compelling data visualizations (experience not required, but a desire to learn is!);

+ Research alternative sources of data to answer questions aligned with program priorities.

+ Conduct literature reviews and prepare briefing memos on issues of public policy importance.


+ Proficient to advanced skills in statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, R, or Python;

+ Experience relational databases (preferred);

+ Experience analyzing data and building dashboards in Tableau (preferred);

+ Ability to write, create, and assemble reports, briefs, and decks to communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences;

+ Ability to work both independently and in groups; and

+ A research-related undergraduate or graduate course of study or previous research experience (preferred).


Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Work Experience

0-2 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary ( on our careers site for more details.

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