Working at Rainbow Research

Research Associates

Research associates are graduate level professionals with expertise in evaluation, research, nonprofit management, development, and logic modeling. They work closely with our community based clients and partners to develop evaluation, research, and capacity building projects that support organizational effectiveness and to manage all phases of the research and evaluation process from proposal development through reporting. They also supervise interns and research assistants.

Research Assistants

Research assistants work directly with research associates to complete project data collection and analysis. They may conduct literature reviews and internet searches, collect data using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, code and enter data, assist with proposal and grant writing, develop and pilot data collection tools and databases, perform statistical analyses, and summarize research findings.

Hours vary by project need. Research Assistants are paid a competitive hourly wage.


Rainbow periodically hires graduate students in public health, public policy, and sociology to work with our staff in planning, designing and implementing research on behalf of not-for-profit organizations.

Interns may be called upon to perform or assist with the following tasks: conduct literature reviews, take notes at focus groups, conduct interviews, prepare grant applications; develop and refine research questions and program outcomes; assist at training’s; develop surveys; create databases; code data; perform statistical analyses; and write reports.

Interns work between 15 and 40 hours, depending on the length of the internship and internship hours required.  Usually, a small stipend is available.

Technical Experts

Rainbow works with a variety of technical experts as demands arise. Consultants may have expertise in specific methodologies or research skills, content knowledge, or important experience and skills in working with a specific cultural community.

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