Job Information

University of Utah Data Analytics and Visualization Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN12004N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Data Analytics and Visualization Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-19hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Work hours are flexible M-F and will range from 10-19 hours/week, starting immediately.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01550 - Assessment & Analytics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $13.00-$15.00/hour, depending on qualifications

Close Date 02/07/2022

Job Summary

The Office of Student Affairs Assessment & Analytics (A&A) is looking to hire a part-time intern to assist with analyzing and visualizing data from institutional and department-level surveys. Additionally, the intern will use Tableau, Excel, R, and other technical applications to visualize data and highlight predictive analytics. This intern will temporarily report to the Interim Director and will then report to the Associate Director when this position is filled. The Office of A&A is a quieter environment but we are very collaborative, serving the assessment needs for the entire Division of Student Affairs. The intern will have an opportunity to engage with institutional-wide survey projects, build, manage, and consult on Tableau dashboard projects within the Division, analyze data using statistical software (R, Excel, etc.), and present implications and recommendations (drawn from the data) to Divisional staff. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, learn technical and statistical skills quickly, consult appropriately, and have a curious attitude to explore problems and solutions. Attention to detail and a solution-oriented attitude are also critical for success in this position.

This position is a 10-19 hour per week position, starting in the 2022 spring semester. Pay rate will be hourly at $13-15, depending on qualifications. While some consistency in schedule will be expected, there is flexibility in when the hours are scheduled, during normal business hours.

The learning objectives for this internship will include:

  • Technical application and knowledge for using Tableau, Excel, and R
  • Customer service and collaboration with Divisional partners
  • Utilize and highlight analytic methodology to visualize data
  • Facilitate data integration between multiple student systems
  • Troubleshooting and providing technical support
  • Integrating feedback from multiple stakeholders

As part of this internship, a final project related to building and optimizing a tableau dashboard for an institutional-level survey will be required.

This internship is work-study eligible. However, it is open to all students, regardless of work-study status.

About the Office of Assessment & Analytics: The Office of Assessment & Analytics supports student well-being and success through intentional and innovative, data-informed leadership for evidence-based decision making. We support the Division of Student Affairs with assessment projects, surveys, and datasets—helping offices collect, visualize, and understand their data for responsible and informed management. We consult and collaborate with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs to design and implement assessment strategies to identify student needs, measure student satisfaction, assess student learning outside of the classroom, and extract information from existing datasets to predict future outcomes and trends. Serving as the Qualtrics brand administrator for the Division of Student Affairs, we maintain user accounts and access, as well as provide guidance on survey development. Additionally, we oversee visualization of student data using Tableau, R, Excel and other software programs, which includes the coordination of data integration from multiple student systems and data warehouses. Finally, we oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of several institutional-wide survey projects, such as the National Survey of Student Engagement ( NSSE ), the National College Health Association ( NCHA ), the University of Utah Campus Climate Survey, and the USHE Food Insecurity Survey. To learn more, visit us at:

About the Division of Student Affairs: Student Affairs ( is comprised of over 20 departments and encourages University of Utah students to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners to ensure all members of our community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life. As a division, our mission is to support student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of students and employees


Job duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work closely with supervisor to assist with implementing analytics projects at the department and program level, related to understanding and visualizing student needs, satisfaction, and learning.
  • Build, manage, and consult on Tableau dashboards for institutional and divisional survey data
  • Utilize statistical software (i.e., R, Tableau, Excel) to highlight predictive analytics and create recommendations for Student Affairs departments
  • Install, facilitate, and maintain modules to track student utilization data
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support for hardware and software for departments and programs
  • Assist with departmental assessment trainings, including the design of presentation materials and strategies
  • As a member of the A&A team, contribute to staff meetings and assist with priority-level data analyses and reporting duties when needed
  • Maintain integrity as a responsible data steward within the department
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders within the Division of Student affairs and integrate feedback into focused efforts to improve programs and services provided
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • The candidate must be a current University of Utah student.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and/or show a strong interest in learning technical skills, such as conducting predictive analytics using R, creating dashboards and visualizations using Tableau, and managing datasets using Excel.
  • Training will be provided on the process of developing dashboards in Tableau, analyzing data using R, and developing recommendations from data analyses.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with coursework and/or proficiency using programs such as Tableau, R, and Excel, working with advanced datasets, and conducting predictive analyses to generate recommendations for practice.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with strong statistical competence, communication skills, and an ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Special Instructions Summary

This internship is work-study eligible. However, it is open to all students, regardless of work-study status.

Please submit a 1-page cover letter indicating your interest and qualification for the position and a CV or resume indicating your experience and training.

Primary Contact: Jake Lemon, Interim Director, , (801) 581-5308

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.