Data Analysis Fellow

The Data Analysis Fellow will use data analysis to better understand human trafficking networks and to influence strategic initiatives aimed at eradicating trafficking. The fellow will work on a number of special projects related to researching, analyzing, and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data.


The fellow will work directly with the Data Analysis Program, and will work closely with the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH).

Please note that all fellowships are unpaid, generally last 10 - 12 weeks and are located in Washington, DC. 



  • Conduct research on human trafficking operations utilizing open-source data, news reports, and additional online data sources;
  • Analyze, synthesize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative data, including NHTH hotline data;
  • Prepare internal data and research briefs; and
  • Additional special projects on an as-needed basis.


Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to human rights, social justice and gender issues;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Comfort with technology, particularly database systems;
  • Experience, competence, and confidence working independently and as part of a team;
  • Creativity and ability to take initiative on new ideas and projects;
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects flexibly and with good time management; and
  • Positive attitude.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing research support;
  • Experience with analysis and visualization of data;
  • Experience with link analysis software, such as Palantir or i2 Analyst Notebook;
  • Interest in and experience with geospatial analysis and analytic products;
  • Familiarity with Python and/or HTML/CSS; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, or Cantonese.


Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here.