Job: Research Associate

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Title Research Associate
Categories Administration, Business, Community, Finance, Public Policy
Salary Internship
Location Flushing NY
Job Information

Research Associate

FlushingLogo-2000The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Research Associate who will commit to working a minimum of twenty hours a week.  Exact days and times of work are flexible. The Associate will have the opportunity to contribute to all of the Flushing Chamber’s work, but will focus on specific projects including: the Flushing Commercial District Needs Assessment (CDNA) research project, public policy analyses of issues affecting the Flushing community, and resource development for the Flushing Chamber. The intern will also be responsible for other office tasks, as needed.




  1. Community Needs Assessment Research (60%)

Assist with researching and writing for One Flushing’s Community Needs Assessment report.

  • Design and implement a survey of Flushing’s business community.
  • Conduct scholarship-based research on topics which may include: Flushing’s history, immigration patterns, business demographics, New York City laws and regulations affecting the Flushing community, etc.
  • Conduct research via community interviews, media sources, and primary data.
  • Draft report sections as directed.


  1. Grant Writing and Fundraising Research (20%)

Assist with grant writing and fundraising research avenues.

  • Implement innovative strategies in advancing the Flushing Chamber’s fundraising goals.
  • Conduct research for potential funding sources to expand organization’s capacity to serve community.
  • Assist in drafting funding proposals.


  1. Flushing Tour Development (20%)
  • Develop overall strategy and program development for “Flushing Underground” project.
  • Research funding opportunities, potential stakeholders, and community resources for project.
  • Draft and submit funding applications for project.



  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills (bilingual ability preferred).
  2. Demonstrated interest in public policy, advocacy and community development.
  3. Strong command of Microsoft Office, web-based and social media applications.
  4. Flexibility and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events.
  5. Positive attitude and ability to work cooperatively in a diverse team environment.
  6. Interest in working within a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving the local community.


Compensation & Benefits: Summer associates are unpaid. College credits may apply. Monthly MetroCard provided.


To Apply: Please send resumes to John@FlushingChamber.NYC with the subject “Research Associate.”

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