Research Assistant (RA), Consultant

Organization: Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the missionto combat online abuses that threaten civil rights and civil liberties.

Overview:  CCRI has been granted a sub-award from the National Science Foundation to study how the shift to online communication during the COVID-19 pandemic may have facilitated an increase in cyber sexual violence, including nonconsensual pornography (also known as “revenge porn”), cyber harassment, and sexual extortion. The project will be led by CCRI President Dr. Mary Anne Franks (University of Miami School of Law) and CCRI Head of Research Dr. Asia Eaton (Florida International University). CCRI is seeking a consultant to offer research assistance for this grant.

Timeframe:  This grant-funded consultancy will begin on or around October 1, 2020 and terminate on or around September 31, 2021.  The days and times of work will be determined by the consultant. 

Compensation:  The consultant may invoice up to $20 per hour at 8 hours per week for 49 weeks.

Environment:  The consultant can easily complete projects remotely at the times or days s/he prefers using her/his technology.  A consultant who is local to Broward County, FL may also be invited to visit the FIU campus for meetings, if s/he wishes. 


  • Perform literature reviews
  • Recruit study participants
  • Coordinate participant payment information
  • Conduct interviews
  • Perform data entry
  • Write white papers and media communications
  • Complete other related tasks as needed


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • High level of maturity and accountability
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics survey software and SPSS software
  • Able to bring projects to completion with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with social science research methods
  • Experience as a case worker or in conducting interviews with a vulnerable population
  • Experience studying and/or working in the areas of online abuse, sexual harassment, or the like 
  • Dedication to CCRI’s mission

To Apply:  

Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration to  by September 15, 2020. CCRI strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive environment. Women, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), and other under-resourced social identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply.