Research Assistant, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)

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Research Assistant, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)

National
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION

    Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

    When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world - helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI) is a policy research institute established by Visa to transform Visa’s knowledge, experience and business acumen into actionable policy insights to help inform and power policies that will help all people thrive. We focus on three main topics: digital equity and inclusion, digital trade, and trends in digital payments. This position will be involved in all aspects of VEEI’s research.

    We are looking for a part-time Research Assistant, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI), who will report to the Senior Director, Global Policy, but will work day to day with the Executive Director and VEEI fellows in other locations, on various research topics. The Research Assistant will work no more than 20 hours per week.

    The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong organizational and superior writing skills, comfortable covering multiple assignments at once, and capable of quickly and efficiently producing high-quality deliverables. They should have a passion for research and a strong interest in digital payments and how these affect the world and are affected by different economic and societal trends. Experience working on topics related to financial services or technology issues in the public, private, or not-for-profit sectors is a plus. Willingness to learn and adapt quickly is essential.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Working with Fellows through every step of the research and writing process:

      • Brainstorming ideas

      • Data collection, analysis (economic modeling skills are a plus), and visualization

      • Formatting bibliographies

      • Paper development and publication processes

    • Help develop social media content related to VEEI papers

    • Help maintain the VEEI editorial calendar

    • Ad-hoc projects as assigned

    This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

    POTENTIAL LOCATIONS: WASHINGTON, DC AND SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree or equivalent course-word required, educational focus on public policy, politics, business or economics

    • Graduating Dec 2022 or later

    • WORK AUTHORIZATION: Permanent Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. Visa will not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this position. Future sponsorship will not be considered.

    • Experience carrying out a research project including data analysis and writing.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working on policy and business issues in the private sector, academia, non-profit sector or in government a plus

    • Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills (writing test required).

    • Ability to exercise good judgment regarding information, which may be confidential or material, non-public.

    • Proven ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

    • Ability to multi-task and independently manage and prioritize work, while meeting key deadlines.

    • Strong attention to detail with a focus on high quality work and consistent performance over time is essential.

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and SharePoint (all applicants subject to Microsoft skills testing).

    • A great attitude and a passion for research!

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

    WORK HOURS: Varies upon the needs of the department.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

    MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

    Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

  • Industry
    Technology
  • About Us

    Visa is a payments technology company. The beating heart of our company is VisaNet, our global processing network that enables digital payments to happen securely and reliably in the blink of an eye. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payments network — enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.