Eviction Lab

Organization Website



Internship Position

Research Assistant


Maximum Number of Positions



ASAP Pathway

Scholar Pathway


Supervising Mentor

Dr. Carl Gershenson, Project Director, Eviction Lab


Contact Email Address

[email protected]


Position Description

The Eviction Lab produces original research on the theme that housing insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of poverty in the United States. We also maintain the only national database of eviction statistics. The undergraduate research assistant (URA) will assist the Lab in collecting original eviction records, maintaining our eviction database, and merging these databases with other research databases. The URA may also assist in creating a series of short videos about public resistance to affordable housing coming to their own backyards.The main point of contact will be Dr. Carl Gershenson, Project Director, but opportunities for engaging with the rest of the Lab will also exist.



This internship welcomes all eligible applicants, including Mountainview Community students.


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Coding/Programming
  • Data Cleaning and Data Reshaping
  • Video Editing


Skills You Will Develop
  • Additional Practice with Coding/Programming


Careers Related to This Internship
  • Graduate School
  • Law
  • Local Government
  • Non-Profits


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. A CV or résumé with contact information for references,
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, any background you have in housing, anti-poverty, and/or anti-racism work, and any applicable training in programming or quantitative methods.
  3. A writing sample

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.