Program Intern, Civic Engagement and Social Equity
CSE’s portfolio of programs includes education, civic and youth engagement, child labor prevention, economic empowerment, and trafficking prevention and mitigation programs implemented throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The CESE internship is a minimum 6-month, part-time or full-time paid internship. The Program Intern will support with start-up of the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia Project and on-going activities of the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons program. This internship requires an energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented person who can take on and lead tasks related to day-to-day operations of select projects and initiatives in the CESE Unit. Responsibilities will include providing operational support to trafficking-in-persons projects, conducting research on project-related activities, drafting communications materials, completing tasks to support broader technical strategic objectives, and other logistical and programmatic support.
- Assist in the coordination of project implementation across multiple countries, and start-up of new program components when requested;
- Assist in quarterly and annual report writing, editing and formatting of project deliverables, manual development, and refining partner scopes of work;
- Support recruitment of new staff through review of candidates, interviews, and background checks;
- Schedule remote and in-country trainings for recently-hired field staff;
- Update and maintain project-specific collaboration sites;
- Coordinate policy approvals with Winrock operation support units;
- Review bid documentation for procurements and coordinate approval process;
- Review documentation for subawards and coordinate approval process;
- Assist with processing consultancy and procurement payments;
- Update and review payment trackers for subrecipient organizations;
- Review monthly financial reports and fund requests submitted by project field teams; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Support proposal development through the preparation of capabilities statements, tailoring CVs, supporting recruitment/staffing processes, and other roles;
- Other new business research/operational assistance, as needed and available.
Qualifications and Background:
- Recent undergraduate or graduate, or active master’s student available to work part-time; degree in focus area related to CSE’s work such as international relations, political science, women’s studies, human rights, or international law.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
- Experience living and/or working in developing countries strongly preferred.
- Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.
- Strong analytical and research skills essential.
- Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
- 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.