Monday, March 28, 2016

Paid Project Internship, Civil Society & Education, with Winrock International for Recent/May Grad

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

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

POSITION SUMMARY:
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.
Essential Responsibilities
  • 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
Qualifications and Background:
Education:        
  • 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.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • 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
Apply here.