Higher Education Solutions Network eIntern


Project Title Higher Education Solutions Network eIntern
Project Summary Help connect, support, and promote the work of the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) at USAID, a global network of universities that harnesses science, technology, and innovation to solve development challenges. Learn more at www.usaid.gov/hesn.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Specific eIntern duties may include:
Social Media & Engagement- Help promote HESN by developing content for HESN’s engagement channels, organizing our annual Photo Contest, or assisting with outreach.
Research - Based on realtime needs of the HESN, assist with research and analysis projects.
Monitoring & Evaluation Support - Assist with the data collection and management of M&E data, including development of annual and bi-annual reports for distribution.
Event planning - HESN will co-host TechCon 2016 with MIT in November. eInterns will support planning and may assist with follow-up for this event. Local students may have the ability to attend in person. More information at http://www.hesntechcon.com/.
Student engagement - Develop and design new and interactive opportunities to connect and promote students.
Data collection and analysis - Collect, organize, and analyze data related to the work of HESN.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
Graphic design
Research
Social Media
Photography
Interest in development and social impact
blog writing
film editing
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Publisher
Web chat Forums (Skype, Adobe Connect)
Google Drive
Interest in potential of science, technology, and innovation for global development
Additional Information

We are looking for someone with an interest in the potential of science, technology, and innovation for global development. Ability to conduct independent research. Strong research, writing, and communication skills (written and verbal). Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance.

Activities will be determined in collaboration with the eIntern(s) on an ongoing basis and can be customized to meet the interests of each eIntern. There is some flexibility, particularly in the Spring semester, for students to propose their own project that would be of mutual benefit for the eIntern and HESN.