Project Code: STATE-USA-ECA-45
|Project Title||Calling all chill data nerds: apply for work in a dynamic evaluation office here|
|Project Summary||This e-internship is your chance to be a part of a meaningful monitoring and evaluation effort that will provide data for future programmatic decisions.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||4|
This internship is in the Evaluation Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Evaluation Division is dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of ECA’s educational and cultural programs, which work to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as public-private partnerships. The Division’s work consists of four mutually supporting mechanisms designed to assess the effectiveness of ECA’s programs: 1) monitoring, 2) evaluation, 3) promoting learning, and 4) capacity-building. The data and analyses provided by our efforts enable program staff and senior leadership to assess performance and inform strategic planning activities at both the Bureau and individual exchange program levels. This e-internship is your chance to be a part of a meaningful monitoring and evaluation effort that will provide data for future programmatic decisions.
Specific duties include:
• Conducting data analysis and creating data visualization products for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program
• Assisting with data analysis and market of ECA success stories
• Providing input on a new data visualization resource the Division is creating
• Creating reporting templates for the Bureau to report against our Functional Bureau Strategy
• Supporting the implementation of our new monitoring system (https://eca.state.gov/impact/eca-evaluation-division/monitoring-data-eca-mode-framework)
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The ECA Evaluation Division has been greatly expanding its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) work throughout the Bureau. Over the past year, the Division has been able to create a Bureau-wide monitoring framework, launch a new capacity-building practice (which includes a number of products and templates, monthly seminars on a variety of M&E topics, as well as a community of practice), and create a learning agenda to inform the Division’s research priorities. The selected e-intern(s) will virtually join a dynamic office with no shortage of exciting new projects in the works.