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.
This Intern will serve on the Strategy and Innovation team within the Office of the CEO. We facilitate organization-wide strategic planning in partnership with FHI 360 executive leadership. Led by the Principal Economist/Acting Head of Strategy, our team includes a Communications Specialist and a Strategy Analyst.
Our team is supporting implementation of FHI 360’s new 3-year strategy. This includes developing metrics and processes for tracking company performance and impact against the strategy and deepening our understanding of thematic priority areas. The intern will support these activities by contributing research and analysis. Work will cover themes related to global inequality, health threats, and crises as well as locally led development.
Support will also include developing blog posts and social media material for the R&E Search for Evidence blog and Twitter account.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on team needs.
Anticipated Duration: Fall 2023: September – December
Hours: 30-40 hours per week
Pay Rate: $18.00/hour (undergraduate) / $23.00 (masters)
Location: Hybrid: remote office and in-person (in the Washington DC office once a week)
Required Application Materials:
- Cover Letter
Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:
- Build writing skills, including publishing one or more posts on R&E Search for Evidence blog;
- Build research and analytical skills;
- Learn about and utilize different tools of strategic communications;
- Support initiatives related to FHI 360’s new 3-year strategy;
- Become familiar with new research and evidence in multiple human development sectors through reading and webinars;
- Receive shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with Principal Economist/Acting Head of Strategy, Communications Specialist, and Strategy Analyst within the Office of the CEO;
- Gain practical experience working with an inter-disciplinary team within a large, global nonprofit organization.
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
- Provide research assistance to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, with data analysis conducted in Excel;
- Read and summarize academic articles;
- Support systematic literature review;
- Write reports summarizing research findings;
- Support Communications Specialist in managing internal events such as Evidence that Matters;
- Procure research related to thematic priority areas in 3-year strategy for Twitter;
- Write blog posts related to thematic priority areas in 3-year strategy;
- Assist Communications Specialist with creation of intranet pages.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Required skills and competencies:
- Currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university, or related field of study or within one year of graduation date: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a social science or other relevant field with an emphasis on quantitative social science analysis;
- Proven writing and analytical skills as demonstrated by research papers or other analytical writing samples;
- Strong empirical and data analysis skills as demonstrated by university coursework, research papers, or past professional experience;
- Demonstrated advanced skills in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including data analysis in Excel;
- Familiarity with professional communication via social media platforms;
- Familiarity with one or more of FHI 360’s topical areas of focus whether in the United States or in global development as demonstrated by university coursework, research papers, or past professional experience;
- Reliability to complete tasks in a remote work environment and ability to prioritize tasks, as demonstrated by prior work or education experience;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with external stakeholders and colleagues;
- Fluent in English.
Preferred skills and competencies:
- Education or experience with metrics and measurement;
- Experience with systematic search, screening, and coding of academic articles.
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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