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Spring 2023 Global Networks Intern


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research, training, and innovation headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. We generate insights that leaders can use to improve policies, programs, and people’s lives. Our academic network includes more than 150 faculty, 65 scholars from low- and middle-income countries, and hundreds of graduate students–from across academic disciplines and across the globe–that produce rigorous evidence about what works to expand education, health, and economic opportunities for people living in poverty.

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.

We are recruiting two interns – one who will primarily support the WGAPE and CIDR initiatives, and one who will support the CEGA Fellowship program.

The Role: 

We are seeking two motivated student interns to work closely with the Global Networks team. This is an opportunity for a senior undergraduate or graduate student to work part time (approximately 12 hours per week) from mid January to the end of the Spring 2023 semester. CEGA is able to offer a $3,456 stipend for this position ($864/month for 4 months).

Interns should be based in the Bay Area and able to work a hybrid schedule (mix of in-person and remote).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the logistics of WGAPE’s Annual Meeting (e.g. preparing paper submissions for review, coordinating with institutional partners and vendors in Kenya)
  • Support strategic fundraising by creating a database of potential donors to expand WGAPE’s breadth and impact
  • Support the formalization of the WGAPE network by working to create a platform for past WGAPE attendees to connect with each other for trainings and seminars, fieldwork support, and further collaborations
  • Conduct ad hoc research assistance for CIDR (e.g. support teams integrate the literature review, coordinate research team meetings)
  • Support program monitoring and evaluation, including grant management and tracking of impacts (predominantly in Salesforce)
  • Support Global Networks communications and events (e.g. updating researchers’ study descriptions, researching opportunities for the monthly newsletter, maintaining Global Network webpages with updates from grantees)
  • Build the organizational network and global presence through targeted outreach, including managing LinkedIn groups and Mailchimp listservs.
  • Assist with miscellaneous program administration tasks as they arise

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate Student or Senior Undergraduate student studying global development, social science, public policy, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-directed and intrinsically motivated worker with proven capacity to manage work independently and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with cross-functional and multicultural teams
  • Interest and/or experience working on M&E and/or Salesforce
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Experience with event planning, social media, communications, design skills
  • Commitment to scientific, evidence-led international development policy and capacity building in low-income countries
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude

To Apply:

Please send a one-page cover letter and CV to Amy Shipow at and with the Subject “Global Networks Intern – Spring 2023.”  The first review of applications will occur on December 12th. Please apply before then to be considered in our review.

Compensation: $18/hr

Approx dates: January 16-end of Spring Semester, with the possibility of extension through Summer 2023.


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