Job DescriptionThe Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division is seeking interns for the upcoming Spring 2018 semester. The GED Division 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.
Internship Tracks Offered
Interns also benefit from access to RTI-sponsored professional development and internship activities, leadership opportunities, and inclusion in the RTI Intern Alumni Network.
Business Development Track(1 position available, Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC): •Concentrates on market/business research, business capture, proposal development, strategic positioning activities, and competitor tracking and analysis.
Communications Track•(2 positions available, Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC):•To 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(2-3 positions available in Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC):•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 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•
This unpaid internship, located in one of our two offices - Research Triangle Park, NC or Washington, DC - will begin in January 2018 through early May 2018. This internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., Monday through Friday). Selected interns must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution, and must meet one of the following criteria: receive academic credit, fulfill an academic program requirement, or receive external funding.•International students are encouraged to apply.•
For questions about eligibility for unpaid internships at RTI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply please include in one PDF document:
- Cover letter stating: interest, learning objectives, course credit or program requirement, desired track and location, and preferred location.
- Brief writing sample (5-page maximum)
Qualifications- Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.•
- Significant research and reporting experience, excellent writing and organizational skills.
- Experience in qualitative research methodologies.
- Experience in quantitative research methodologies, preferred.
- 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.
- Eligibility to receive academic credit, fulfill an academic program requirement, or receive external funding.•
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