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CEGA Global Networks Internship Opportunity: Summer 2022

About Global Networks

CEGA’s Global Networks program invests in research capacity building that empowers low and middle income (LMIC) scholars to become knowledge-generators in their home countries and regions. Through semester-long fellowships at UC Berkeley [i.e. the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative], scholars audit development economics courses, present their work at seminars, apply to competitive funding opportunities, receive faculty and peer mentorship, and network with faculty and students across the CEGA network.

In addition, the Global Networks team organizes conferences to disseminate locally-generated research, connects fellows with policy makers and other partners, and hosts events for LMIC scholars to deliver and receive feedback on working papers [i.e.the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE)]. Global Networks also offers opportunities for LMIC scholars to engage remotely, including the CEGA Global Workshop and the CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship.

Other initiatives in our portfolio include: the Collaboration for Inclusive Development Research (CIDR) and Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), and a capacity-building partnership with Ashesi University faculty.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated student intern to work closely with the Global Networks team. This is an opportunity for an undergraduate student to work part time (approximately 12 hours per week) for Summer 2022. CEGA is able to offer an $18/hour stipend for this position. The internship will be primarily remote, with in-person meetings if the intern is located in the Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities and Projects

  • Support with Global Networks’ communications materials – both internally and externally, such as social media posts, updating CEGA’s website, designing print collateral for events, collecting slides for presentations, and contributing to blog posts.
  • Support with grant management, including communicating with research and training grantees for project updates and subsequently updating website project descriptions (see example here).
  • Build the organizational network and global presence through targeted outreach, including managing LinkedIn groups and Mailchimp listservs.
  • Research funding and job opportunities for LMIC scholars, and support a monthly newsletter.
  • Assist with tasks as needed for the 2022 WGAPE Annual Meeting and Africa Evidence Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Support program monitoring and evaluation, including data collection, consolidation, and entry (predominantly in Salesforce).
  • Assist with miscellaneous program administration tasks as they arise.

Requirements

Intern will:

  • Be an undergraduate (junior or senior) student, or recent graduate, in the field of global development, social science, public policy, communications, or other relevant field
  • Have strong ability to anticipate, plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Capacity to handle multiple projects at once, while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing expectations with internal and external partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some of the desired capabilities include:

  • Background in development studies, economics, public policy, public health or other related social science discipline
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of how to build relationships across global cultures and time zones
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability and record of impact in team-based environments
  • Values-based, collaborative working style with demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Strong ability to anticipate, plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects at once, while maintaining close attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change

To Apply:

Please send a one-page cover letter and CV to Amy Shipow at amyshipow@berkeley.edu and with the Subject “Global Networks Intern – Summer 2022.”  The first review of applications will occur on May 20th, please apply before then to be considered in our review.

Compensation: $18/hr

Approx dates: June 1-September 1, with the possibility of extension.

Submissions Deadline

May 20 2022 @ 11:59 pm

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