Intern - Center for Global Impact

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

IRI is creating student and employee partnerships that facilitate growth and development of IRI’s future leadership. The intern will support the work of IRI’s Center for Global Impact, Technical Advancement Practice. IRI’s Center for Global Impact (the Center) is designed to help the Institute learn, innovate, and lead in global democratic development programming. Comprised of experts specializing in a range of technical areas and program staff who oversee global and cross-cutting initiatives, the Center leads the Institute’s efforts to contribute to thought leadership, respond to emerging global challenges and trends, facilitate global initiatives, and serve as an incubator for new ideas and cutting-edge approaches.

This position will start on September 11, 2023, for no more than fourteen (14) weeks and may not be extended. This is a paid position, at $17.00 per hour.

Position Requirements:

Current student in or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program in Political Science, International Affairs,
Excellent verbal and written skills in English
Familiarity with Microsoft Office
Detail-oriented individual with strong organizational skills
Ability to manage time effectively, complete tasks with minimal oversight, and communicate clearly and consistently in a virtual work environment.

Assist researching a variety of topics for briefing papers, program proposals, and reports.
Support key record keeping functions of the division, including taking minutes as staff meetings, external events, cleaning databases (contact lists, program inventory, etc.), updating assigned trackers, and others.
Monitors media outlets for news on topics assigned, which may include corruption/kleptocracy, technology, elections, etc.
Assist in preparing reports and presentations, including drafting and editing reports for external publication.
Assist staff with program administration and events, including interview coding, event planning, translating reports and other documents, activity reports, logistics and other tasks as needed.
Develop original analytical pieces for public outlets in coordination with Center staff.
Learning Outcomes:

Acquire knowledge of the democracy and governance field of international development in including aspects related to program management, monitoring and evaluation, program and business development, and external affairs.
Experience in key project administration skills employers look for in entry level candidates.


Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application online