Monday, May 1, 2017

Violence, Rights and Inclusion Intern 


This is a 3-month unpaid internship working with the Violence, Rights and Inclusion (VRI) portfolio at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The intern will build knowledge about gender-based violence (GBV) and other topics the VRI portfolio focuses on, such as land and property rights and gender and development issues. She/he will gain increased understanding of academic and programmatic research evidence on these issues. The intern will be encouraged to join team meetings, attend events and contribute to projects that align with her/his interests.

The intern will be working with researchers from the VRI portfolio mainly to support the development of a Social Inclusion Index (SII) directed at measuring the lived realities of individuals who identify as members of marginalized groups (such as LBGTQI individuals). This will include conducting a literature review of related concepts and similar existing measures, as well as organizing and summarizing these findings.

Education:
The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student. ICRW is only able to offer unpaid internships to students currently enrolled in either a part-time or full-time academic program.

Responsibilities
• Help conduct a literature review to contribute to the development of the SII, including background on the topic and similar existing measures
• Organize and abstract findings from program documentation, literature, etc. relevant to the SII development
• Contribute to databases and the management of dashboards for monitoring data collection on land and property rights and GBV for partners in East Africa
• Participate in discussions with VRI portfolio members as needed
• Provide support for other assignments with the VRI portfolio as needed

Interested parties should submit CV, cover letter, and two-page writing sample in English by May 15, 2017. All applicants must be submitted through ICRW’s Applicant Stack System: http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25z2g1wzllb

For more information, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 157683