POSITION TITLE: Project Intern
GROUP: Civil Society and Education
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
REPORTS TO: CESE Program Officers and Program Associates
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
STATUS: Full-time, non-exempt
The internship is for up to 6-months, full-time paid internship, with possible extension. The internship requires an energetic, detail-oriented person who can assist with the day-to-day operations of select projects in the CESE Unit. Responsibilities will include supporting on-going projects, conducting research on project-related activities, drafting communications materials, and logistical support.
- Assist in tracking program activities of select projects, including monitoring donor requirements, project deliverables, project ending dates and project disbursement dates
- Assist in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports to donors
- Support the preparation of major project revisions to be submitted to donor
- Take part in the design and coordination of research study dissemination processes
- Conduct project-related and other research, as needed
- Assist in project start-up and close-out procedures
- Prepare, review, and edit communications materials for projects
- Draft contracts/subcontracts for consultants and subrecipients and follow-up with payments, including expense reimbursements and deliverable submission
- Assist in the review and processing of project financial reports and fund requests, as needed
- Review and process procurement documentation, as needed.
- Gather projects’ best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
- Recent BA or MA graduate. Alternatively active MA student available to work full time.
- Relevant focus area related to CSE’s work including international relations, education, political science, women’s studies, human rights, international law etc.
- International experience preferred.
- Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.
- Strong analytical and research skills essential.
- Experience preparing communications materials including brochures, pamphlets, presentations
- Experience writing or contributing to grant applications/proposals preferred.
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to think critically and work independently are a must.
- Proven commitment to pursuing a career in international development strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) strongly desired