Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Learning Agenda

Project Title Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Learning Agenda
Project Summary Contribute to evidence-based international development programming by working with USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in doing research, analysis, and communication.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

The U.S. Agency for International Development's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (the DRG Center) is seeking three VSFS e-interns to work with its Learning Division on research and communication activities related to its learning agenda. The learning agenda is a set of issues and questions that development practitioners want to understand in order to do more effective work in the DRG sector. The e-interns will work closely with DRG Center staff on rigorously reviewing the literature and engagingly communicating research findings related to these questions. Interns will also have the opportunity to explore particular research topics of interest to them in consultation with DRG Center or other USAID staff who work on that topic. The learning agenda is a prominent initiative at the Agency and the work of past VSFS e-interns has been used in high-level briefings. Additionally, DRG Learning Division staff will provide high quality mentoring to the e-interns.

Desired Skills Interests
Digital media
Video design
Data vizualization
Social science research
Science communication
Analytical Writing
Additional Information

Two of the interns will likely be graduate students (Ph.D. students preferred) in a social science or international development-related discipline and will be our research specialists. The third intern will be our communications specialist and should have interest and experience in communicating research both in written and graphic form. Please specify which position you are applying for and if you are a Ph.D. or advanced M.A. student, please briefly describe your thesis topic.