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Financial Inclusion Intern


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, with a network of over 75 academic researchers anchored at the University of California, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers. Using rigorous field trials, behavioral experiments, and tools from data science, we measure and maximize the impacts of economic development programs throughout the world.

Closing Date

Sep 15, 2017 11:59 pm PDT


CEGA seeks a motivated student intern to work closely with the Financial Inclusion Team. This is an opportunity for a graduate student or third or fourth year undergraduate to work part time (10-20 hours per week) for the duration of the fall semester (mid-September to early December). CEGA is able to offer a small stipend for this position.



  • Support the maintenance of the CEGA Financial Inclusion program webpage and the development of the Digital Credit Observatory's website

  • Draft project descriptions of CEGA funded studies to post on the CEGA and DCO websites

  • Review and summarize relevant literature, policy briefs, blog posts, reports, etc.

  • Assist in the drafting of communication materials (social media posts, monthly newsletter updates etc.)

  • Present CEGA research at internal staff “learning lunches”

Required Qualifications

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate Student studying international relations, economics, public policy, or other relevant field.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Extremely well organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail.

  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and -solving, and customer service; ability to independently investigate solutions to administrative challenges and anticipate leadership needs.

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

  • Strong competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel) and Google applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in global development and poverty alleviation

  • Experience with creating communications/marketing materials

  • Web design skills

  • Experience or knowledge with technology and international development, especially as it pertains to financial inclusion

  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty.

Application Requirements

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and CV to with the Subject "Financial Inclusion Intern - Fall 2017." Please include any relevant communications writing samples such as blog posts, and/or websites developed.

*If you are applying to multiple positions, please make note this in the body of the email*