Intern - Technical Advancement (Center for Global Impact)

Job Summary:
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.

This position will start on January 8, 2024 for no more than sixteen (16) weeks and may not be extended. This is a paid position, at $17.00 per hour. Intern working hours will be minimum 20 hours per week.

**Both Hybrid and Virtual candidates are encouraged to apply. **

Position Requirements:
-Current student in or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program in relevant field of study
-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 at staff meetings, external events, and cleaning databases (contact lists, program inventory, etc.)
-Monitor media outlets for news on topics assigned, which may include corruption/kleptocracy, technology and democracy, countering foreign authoritarian influence, political parties, elections, governance, protest movements, environmental/climate change challenges, youth engagement, conflict prevention and stabilization, 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, activity reports, and other logistics 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.


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