Project Code: USAID-USA-11

Student Researcher on Civic Education for USAID Youth Office

Project Title Student Researcher on Civic Education for USAID Youth Office
Project Summary Seeking a dynamic student researcher and writer to conduct a preliminary study of evidence on youth civic education and leadership programming across the globe. This will be a year-long research project which could be used as a foundation for an undergraduate or graduate thesis.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

USAID is looking to expand its research on effective youth civic education, civic engagement, and leadership development- especially how it can be leveraged in relation to the secondary shocks from the current COVID crisis. This understanding is particularly critical for marginalized groups of young people and how youth relate to state relations and social movements.

The purpose of this desk study is to develop a written, professional report and digital presentation of promising practices and evidence on what works in improving youth civic engagement, civic education, and leadership development globally. The overarching theme is identifying best practices of these types of activities which support USAID's positive youth development (PYD) methodology and approach. The study will also provide recommendations on how to increase the effectiveness, scale, and sustainability of these type of programs.

The results from this desk review will be used to develop research and programming briefs which will serve as a resource for policymakers and practitioners interested in evidence-based best practices and examples of youth civic and political engagement.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Data visualization
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

Interns in bachelors and graduate programs are welcome, including those in a field of study related to topics of interest to USAID or with an interest in such topics. Visit for a list of topics of interest to the Youth office at USAID.