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Global Networks Internship fall 2018


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, with a network of over 80 academic researchers extending across 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 in less developed countries. Using rigorous field trials, behavioral experiments, and tools from data science, we measure and maximize the impacts of economic development programs throughout the world.

The Center’s research is organized by initiatives, and the Global Networks initiative focuses on building research capacity in low and middle income countries (LMIC’s). We work with universities, NGOs and governments to create durable networks of researchers in LMIC’s who can lead impact evaluations and influence social change in their own countries. We do this by offering fellowships for LMIC researchers; research, training, and policy grants; and organizing several events.   The portfolio currently includes three programs: the East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST), the BRAC-CEGA Learning Collaborative (BCLC), and the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE, with other initiatives currently in development.

Closing Date

Oct 15, 2018 12:00 am PDT


CEGA seeks a motivated student intern to work closely with the Global Networks team. This is an opportunity for an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student to work part time (approximately 10 hours per week) for the remainder of the Fall 2018 Semester (end October to mid-December), with the possibility of extension to Spring 2019. CEGA is able to offer a stipend for this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Global Networks communications activities and strategy (updating website descriptions & researchers’ profiles, designing print collateral,  revamping outreach plans, creating new infographics, drafting tweets)
  • Researching funding and job opportunities for LMIC scholars, and compiling into a monthly newsletter
  • Supporting program monitoring and evaluation, including data collection, consolidation, and entry
  • Helping to facilitate the launch of a working paper series to host researchers’ in-progress works
  • Participating in learning lunches (especially involving our EASST fellows)
  • Assisting with miscellaneous program administration tasks as they arise

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior) or Graduate Student studying global development, social science, public policy, journalism, or other relevant field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-directed and 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 problem-solving; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with non-profits
  • Successful completion of other internships
  • Experience with social media, communications, design skills, and knowledge of relevant tools and software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva etc.)
  • Commitment to scientific, evidence-led international development policy and capacity building in low-income countries
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude
  • Flexibility to stay on as Spring 2019 semester intern, if the fit is right

Application Requirements

Send a one-page cover letter and CV to with the Subject "Global Networks Intern – Fall 2018". Please include any relevant communications writing samples such as blog posts, and/or design materials.

Selection Timeline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 19th, 2018. We encourage early applications.