Support Development Innovations for Asia


Project Title Support Development Innovations for Asia
Project Summary Support the technical advisory group in researching leading-edge innovations for development applications in Asia and disseminating findings through knowledge management products. Project runs June-August.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The candidate will be supporting RDMA’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in providing in-depth analysis on emerging science and technology trends and how these can be applied to achieve USAID’s development objectives in the Asia region. This will include research on leading-edge advances in S&T such as machine learning, block chain, next-gen gene editing technologies, IoT, advances in renewable energy, among other topics. The candidate will also assist in compiling the these findings as well as the other TAG activities in an easy to read format (e.g. newsletter) that will be distributed to USG colleagues across Asia and in Washington, DC. This internship will be a great opportunity to learn about the latest advances in a variety of fields and to understand how these can be applied within the development context, while gaining a deeper understanding of the complexity of the development challenges facing the diversity of countries that USAID supports in Asia.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
Interest in development and social impact
research background
STEM field
experience or interest in Asia
Additional Information

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