Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Paid Chemonics Agriculture and Food Security Internship in Washington

Chemonics seeks an intern to support the Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) Practice housed in our East and Southern Africa region. Chemonics technical practices define strategy, facilitate the growth of company relationships with clients, partners, and industry experts, and provide opportunities for our employees to deepen their technical knowledge and expertise. In addition to performing technical, new business, and leadership tasks as needed, the AFS intern will assist efforts spanning the agriculture sector which includes areas such as crop-specific production and processing, association development and strengthening, market information systems, and agriculture and trade policy. The practice addresses food security for vulnerable populations, toward improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers and stable access to nutritious food. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about how our ISO 9001 certified company strives to promote meaningful change around the world. The AFS intern will also participate in professional development trainings and practice networks to gain an understanding of the international development field and Chemonics’ other technical areas. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

• Conduct research and gather information from Chemonics projects and external sources in AFS technical areas (value chain development, market systems facilitation, climate-smart agriculture, nutrition, gender and agriculture, enabling environment for agriculture, food security)
• Assist with knowledge management, organizing practice files and document content
• Update recruitment tracker and enter information into Chemonics’ recruitment database
• Research potential AFS partners and subcontractors and create a partnership tracker
• Update the practice management and practice resources electronic files
• Create one-page summaries for AFS technical areas
• Participate in the development and organization of AFS Practice events
• Learn the fundamentals of new business development by assisting members of proposal teams with ad hoc research and information

Qualifications:

• In good academic standing
• Rising junior, rising senior or currently enrolled graduate student in development, renewable energy, power, urban services, and engineering related-course work
• Valid work authorization
• Demonstrated interest in international development
• Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
• Foreign language skills preferred in French, Arabic or Spanish

Application Instructions:

To compete for the program, students must formally apply to the respective position through the Chemonics’ Career Center at https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.SearchJobs.

Inclusive of the formal application, students must also submit a CV, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial accepted). Upon successfully completing and submitting the application documents, qualified students will be contacted by the Chemonics Recruitment department with next steps.
Apply here by March 4.