Field Interviewer – NSFG

The pay rate for this position is $24/hour. Hourly wage is based on experience and geographical location.
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Access to an employee discount program
  • Reimbursable travel time and mileage
  • RTI International Field Interviewers also get the opportunity to make a difference in their local community as well as an opportunity to work for a company named by Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023!
Field Interviewers are responsible for:
  • Traveling frequently to selected locations to recruit study participants
  • Making in-person contact with selected respondents to discuss the study, answer questions, and obtain participation
  • Collecting confidential information and administering standardized questionnaires
  • Independently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls and completing online trainings
  • Transmitting data as scheduled
  • Assuming full and legal responsibility for use and care of project-issued equipment
  • Safeguarding any participant incentives, issued equipment, or project materials against damage, loss, or theft
  • Assuming responsibility for and carefully tracking all participant incentives
  • Submitting timely and accurate Time & Expense reports
  • Virtually attend scheduled meetings with other members of the project team
  • Administering a screening interview and recruiting respondents for a longer main interview, if selected
  • Maintaining regular access to a reliable wireless internet connection in your home for project work
  • Meeting weekly with supervisor via Zoom

RTI International is seeking self-motivated and outgoing individuals to work on an important and long-standing government-sponsored research study, the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) as Part-Time Field Interviewers.


RTI International is seeking self-motivated and outgoing individuals to work on an important and long-standing government-sponsored research study, the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) as Part-Time Field Interviewers.


The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), conducted by the federal government since 1973, is a national survey of women and men, 15-49 years of age, designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates, and general reproductive health. The topics covered in the NSFG are sensitive but extremely important for understanding women’s and men’s health and well-being in the United States.


The NSFG interview covers sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy history (including pregnancy loss), infertility, relationship experience, (including marriages and cohabitation), use of medical services (including family planning, infertility services, and preventative health care), and experience with adoption and foster care. For more information on the NSFG research project and requirements, please see:


Field Interviewers will make face-to-face visits to selected households to screen for eligible respondents and conduct in-person NSFG interviews. Given the survey description above, these interviews require asking sensitive questions to selected respondents in a private setting using a project-provided tablet.


This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for a part-time, long-term career with a variable schedule that allows you to work independently and not be stuck in an office. As a part-time Field Interviewer, you will interact with others and approach selected households without a prior appointment.


If you’re interested in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and passionate about the health and well-being of others, this may be the job for you. Qualified candidates MUST be able to work when respondents are available and be comfortable working a consistent, varied schedule to accommodate project needs.


The current data collection period is expected to run through December 2024, however there is the possibility of continued work beyond 2024 depending on sample locations in future years.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old at time of employment
  • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening
  • Fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking
  • Available for entire training and data collection period
  • Able to successfully complete training
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal automobile available for business use
  • Comfortable using RTI issued tablet, laptop and other associated equipment
  • Access to password protected WiFi connection for data transmission and administrative responsibilities
  • Able to keep project information confidential
  • Willingness to work in various types of weather conditions and after dark
  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be comfortable asking survey questions on personally sensitive subject matters (e.g. pregnancy, reproduction, sexual activity).
  • Must be willing to work weekday evenings on a regular basis with occasional daytime hours, and weekends while on travel status.


Preferred Qualifications for Ideal Candidates

  • Positive, self-motivated, curious, and enjoy interacting with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Effective time, schedule, and workload management skills to meet set deadlines
  • Computer skills, namely email and internet proficiency
  • Prior experience working on NSFG or on other surveys that involved interviewing individuals about personally sensitive subject matters
  • Willingness to travel to other areas for short periods of time
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • The data collection period is expected to be July 2024 through December 2024.
  • On average, you will be needed approximately 25 hours per week when work is available.
  • On average, you should be available to work in the field 4 days each week.
  • The majority of this work is anticipated to be during evenings and weekends.
  • Each of your trips to the field are expected to be at least 4 hours long

You must attend a paid 7-day virtual training, which includes the weekend, scheduled to begin in July 2024, between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm eastern. You are also required to complete a self-administered home study and pre-training courses prior to attending virtual training.


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If you have a disability that affects the use of our online application system, or if you otherwise need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, please CLICK HERE for information on how to contact us to request an accommodation.

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