Evaluation Intern

This is an exciting opportunity to learn while contributing to evaluations of public health initiatives.

Background Information

PDA is proud to offer a paid summer internship program that provides an opportunity to build foundational skills and competencies in program evaluation. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience evaluating statewide and community programs in public health areas like tobacco cessation and chronic disease prevention. We offer a laid-back work environment, a commitment to sustainability, and the opportunity to create a positive social impact.

Hours for this position are flexible but will average 10-20 hours per week. Evaluation Interns will work in our office in Northeast Minneapolis.

Examples of Responsibilities

  • Support PDA’s evaluation projects
  • Become familiar with program evaluation, the evaluation of public health initiatives, and other areas relevant to PDA’s work
  • Assist in writing proposals and reports
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Assist in evaluation planning and design
  • Create or adapt data collection tools and protocols
  • Participate in and monitor data collection


  • Currently enrolled in a master’s degree or PhD program or recent bachelor’s graduate with coursework in evaluation and/or research methods
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Interest in evaluation
  • Interest in public health, including tobacco control, chronic disease, or behavioral health

Desired Skills

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience in survey design and administration
  • Experience in evaluation
  • Background in public health, including tobacco control, chronic disease, or behavioral health research


PDA offers fair salaries that align with each individual’s skills and experience. Pay for Evaluation Interns starts at $15 per hour.

About PDA

Founded in 1984, Professional Data Analysts (PDA) is a Certified B Corporation with over 40 employees whose mission is to create positive social impact by providing tailored data-centric solutions that move public health initiatives forward. We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits like paid parental leave and disability insurance. We have a flexible work environment and dog-friendly office. PDA also has a strong commitment to improving our community and minimizing our environmental impact. PDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment where every individual has the resources and opportunities they need to grow, thrive, and succeed.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Kelly Laurel at careers@pdastats.com. Because it’s essential to have a variety of identities and voices contributing to our work, we welcome people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. In order to promote equity and ensure a fair application process, we’re upfront about what we’re looking for. Check out our application criteria.

Posted date: May 2024

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Our Team

Our dedicated and talented team is united by our common desire to improve communities.

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Director of Evaluation

Jen Pelletier

Jen Pelletier

Principal Evaluator

Angie Ficek

Angie Ficek

Senior Evaluator II

Heather Zook

Heather Zook

Senior Evaluator I