Summer International Development Internship with Stipend
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is a small international development consulting firm located in Washington, DC. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change. Kaizen is currently seeking graduate students to join our team as part-to-full time Associates (interns) for Summer 2016, preferably starting in May and lasting through August.
This internship is best suited for MBA, NGO Management, International Relations/Development or Foreign Affairs graduate students interested in entering the field of international development. The internship comes with a modest stipend. It is expected that the selected Associate will work part time (minimum 25 hours per week) to full time if feasible for that candidate. Candidates who are able to begin in early May are a plus.
This internship is intended for DC-based students only.
Assist with New Business Development activities including monitoring upcoming proposals, proposal coordination/ management, and research as applicable
Help with personnel recruiting and partnering efforts for projects and proposals as necessary
Contribute to the development and research of new, innovative service offerings
Carry out diverse USAID project management tasks on an as-needed basis including processing expense reports, invoices, and helping to mobilize consultants as applicable
The ideal candidate:
Is an entrepreneurial self-starter, and works well without excessive supervision.
Has previous professional experience, ideally working in consulting, management, organizational reform, or information technology.
Is interested in entering the field of development assistance.
Has strong internet research skills.
Is a good communicator.
Is currently enrolled in a graduate program (required); exceptional undergraduate candidates may apply pending extensive office experience and at least 3 prior internships.
Graphic design, social media, and communications skills are a plus.
If you are interested in this position and have most or all of the desired qualifications, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining key qualifications and availability, and the names and contact information for 3 references (at least one professional reference; others may be academic).