Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Intern, Strategy, Performance and Capacity Building Internship, Social Impact, Arlington, VA

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.
The Strategy, Performance and Capacity Building (SPCB) team is the premier service provider of strategic planning, performance management, training, management assessments, change management support, gender integration, leadership coaching, and organizational capacity development to help our clients and local partners to ‘manage for results.’
Position Description:
SI is seeking an intern to provide support for the firm’s SPCB team. The position is based in Arlington, VA. We will consider candidates for full-time (40 hrs. /week) or half-time (20 hrs. /week) assignments. All SI interns receive a stipend.
The intern will be assigned to various SPCB projects, including technical work (e.g., research assistance, organization of tools, support tasks for analysis and reporting, etc.). The intern will have an opportunity to contribute to internal and external projects, and projects in various stages of implementation. The intern will therefore interact with multiple project teams and project managers, with one overall supervisor assisting to coordinate tasks. Interns are also able to take advantage of SI’s internal professional development opportunities (e.g., learning workshops and brown-bags) that take place regularly at SI headquarters.
  • Take a lead in curating and updating management consulting resources and tools on SPCB’s SharePoint site
  • Update the SPCB projects on the SI website and SI brochures and proposal resources
  • Conduct background and supporting research for ongoing and upcoming SPCB work, e.g., country profiles and contextual information for project teams and proposals; preparation of briefing materials for teams and clients; synthesis of dense prose documents into PowerPoint slides
  • Provide quality assurance and revisions to reports and other written deliverables
  • Organize and schedule events associated with various SPCB service offerings
  • Complete special projects under the direction of SI staff as needed
  • Draft SPCB-related white papers codifying SPCB methodologies into a ‘toolkit’
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (in progress or recently completed) in international development, international relations, development economics, or a closely related field
  • Strong ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent verbal communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a wide variety of tasks working on different teams
  • Research experience
  • Experience with SharePoint or website development/updates (preferred)
  • Overseas experience and knowledge of a foreign language (preferred)
  • Experience working with USAID, MCC, DoS, or other donors (preferred)
Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to work as part of a creative and committed team, while playing a role in the growth of our company, and contributing toward advancing development effectiveness.
To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:
Apply here.