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Technology for Development Summer Intern


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, with a network of over 70 academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, 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.

This internship is with the Technology for Development team, which helps affiliated researchers develop and rigorously evaluate pro-poor technologies.

Closing Date

Jun 25, 2017 12:00 am PDT



The intern will support activities of the Technology for Development team for 15-20 hours a week, supporting activities such as scientific convenings, program development and reporting, communications, and research dissemination.

This is a challenging opportunity for students who are interested in global development; have a strong desire to use and deepen skills in project management, communications, and research assistance; and are energized to contribute to the long-term success of a dynamic organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with CEGA staff on fundraising efforts for Tech4Dev scientific convenings.
  • Work with CEGA and Blum Center's on Tech4Dev event logistics.
  • Develop and maintain website for and publicity for Tech4Dev events.
  • Assist with academic journal editorial management tasks.
  • Assist with the team’s Salesforce record keeping.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a registered UC Berkeley student (rising junior and senior undergraduate, or graduate) in good academic standing at UC Berkeley who has taken courses in Economics, Engineering, International Affairs, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or related fields.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of evidence-based policy-making.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and -solving, and customer service; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with colleagues at all levels. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to contribute to remaining flexible and able to adapt to change.
  • Strong competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel) and Google applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with web design
  • Experience with social media communications
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop)
  • Familiarity with global development research and impact evaluation
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should reach out to with a resume and cover letter by June 12th, 2017.  Application review is rolling.