FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. Under close supervision, an Intern will perform entry level professional duties which will provide the opportunity for professional training in various functional areas throughout the organization. Internship assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.
FHI 360 will provide an undergraduate or masters-level graduate student with a strong interest in program finance and operations the opportunity to work and learn in a fast-paced environment. The Global Education Program Operations Intern will sit within FHI 360’s Global Education Department (GE). GE currently implements large multi-year education programs in countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America, as well as other programs that focus on research or targeted technical assistance. Work is conducted through contracts and cooperative agreements from funders such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), FCDO, UNICEF, among others.
The Global Education Program Operations Intern will contribute to various project teams and support a variety of operational backstopping opportunities while gaining practical experience and insight into international development program management.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.
Anticipated Duration: Summer (June – September 2023) or Fall (September - December)
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: $18.00/hour
Location: Preference given to the candidates located in Eastern time zone or Central time zone
Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:
- Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization
- Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful operations, finance, and/or program management professionals
- Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
The Global Education Program Operations Intern will contribute to various project teams and support a variety of operational backstopping opportunities:
- Operational backstopping for USAID-funded LAC Regional Workforce Development (Advance) program: work in close collaboration with project team members, supporting with operational and administrative tasks during the project closeout period, learning about this important step of the program life cycle.
- Operational backstopping for the Next Engineers program: work in close collaboration with project team members, supporting with operational and administrative tasks, and learn about supporting a corporate foundation-funded project.
- Provide operational support to the Global Education department, including supporting procurement processes and Costpoint requisitions; issuing and modifying consultant agreements; payment requests; and working with the team for updates to the Connect site.
- Financial Monitoring: run reports using FHI 360’s suite of financial tools; assist in monitoring on-going spending and updating pipelines.
- First review of reports and invoices; assisting with monthly expenditure reporting, cost share and general USG compliance.
- Work with GE’s Finance and Operations team to learn more about program, operational and finance support and tracking and monitoring tools.
The intern may contribute to various team or project activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:
- Contribute to research or project activities as assigned by supervisor
- Conduct desk reviews, landscape analyses and/or secondary data analyses
- Organize and participate in team meetings and country calls (e.g., assisting with meeting preparation, meeting minutes, a post-meeting report)
- Support business development efforts, including conducting background research on donors, programs, and strategies and developing summaries that highlight the department’s capabilities
- Contribute to project-related presentations, blogs, and/or reports
- Assist with project-related, business development or GE department operational and administrative tasks, as needed
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Currently enrolled in a business, economics, finance, public policy, international development or related degree program at a college or university in a related field of study or within one year of graduation date
- Demonstrated interest in related subject area through studies, work experience, and/or personal travel
- Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
- Strong writing and research skills
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
- Spanish proficiency preferred
Typical Physical Demands:
- Remote office environment
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer
- Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
- Telephone, printer, calculator, copier, PDAs and other hand-held devices.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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