Job DescriptionInternship Description
The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division Internship Program, within the International Development Group at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.
Intern benefit from access to RTI-sponsored professional development trainings, internship activities, leadership opportunities, and RTI Intern Alumni Network. Strong preference will be given to interns that indicate skills and abilities to work across GED•s program areas, research areas, and technical groups. Self-motivated, ambitious, team players will be sought out to full-fill our internship positions. If you are interested in multiple tracks, please indicate this in your cover letter as it will be an asset in the hiring process.
Business Development Track (Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC)
This internship concentrates on market/business research, business capture, proposal development, strategic positioning activities, and competitor tracking and analysis.
Communications Intern (Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC)
The selected intern will work with either our Business Development team or with our Global Center for Youth Employment to promote governance work through social media, newsletters, and other methods as needed.
Research Track (Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC)
This intern will be primarily focused on supporting rigorous technical research, writing, and tools development for strategic areas such as:
- Decentralization, Governance, and Civil Society strengthening
- Climate change and climate resilience
- Countering Violent Extremism
- Workforce development and higher education
- Gender and youth focused economic development
The Monitoring and Evaluation Intern (M&E) (Washington, DC Preferred)
This internship is part of the Research Track Internship for the Governance and Economic Development (GED) team. The selected intern will assist with establishing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management (KM) systems for Governance and Economic Development projects to effectively capture information, share lessons learned and best practices. Additionally, the intern will work with the M&E & Learning team to help develop and implement tools, methodologies and systems for knowledge management for on-going projects• and/or new project proposals• monitoring and evaluation system. This could include conducting external research, reviewing internal practices for best practices, and working with the teams on implementing a knowledge management system.•
RTI International is one of the world•s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution. This is an unpaid internship and requires the student to receive course credit or fulfill program requirements. The GED Internship Program is open to graduate-level and undergraduate-level students (having completed their junior year course work) pursuing degrees in the fields of:
- Political Science
- Public policy
- Political economy
- International development
- Public administration
- Urban planning
- Other related fields
International students are encouraged to apply. For questions about eligibility for unpaid internships at RTI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution. This is an unpaid internship and requires the student to receive course credit or fulfill program requirements.
- Must have completed Junior year coursework
- Significant research and reporting experience, excellent writing and organizational skills.
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
- Ability to work independently and willingness to work in a team environment.
- Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects.
- Experience studying, working, or traveling in developing countries is preferred.
- Fluency in English is required, and comprehension of an additional language, such as Spanish, French, and/or Arabic, is highly desired.
• To apply please include in one PDF:
- Cover letter stating: interest, learning objectives, course credit or program requirement, desired track and location, and preferred location.
- Brief writing sample (5 page maximum)
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