Project Code: USAID-USA-27

Explore factors that improve workforce outcomes for youth living in conflict and crisis settings

Project Title Explore factors that improve workforce outcomes for youth living in conflict and crisis settings
Project Summary Seeking a dynamic student researcher and writer to conduct research on emerging issues related to youth and employment, including a preliminary study of evidence on factors that improve workforce/livelihood outcomes for youth in conflict and crisis and the impact of COVID19 on youth employment.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Would you like to be part of a dynamic diverse team committed to improving workforce development opportunities for millions of youth living in conflict and crisis settings? Do you have a passion for research and are you eager to learn new things? Are you creative and interested in innovative solutions? Do you want to learn more about education, youth workforce development, and international development? Then this position with the USAID/Office of Education is a perfect opportunity.

We are looking for a self-starting researcher who can explore new dimensions and innovations on what works at improving workforce/livelihood outcomes for youth in conflict and crisis. This is a challenging yet rewarding topic and there is a need to build our understanding of its complex dimensions. This is an exciting opportunity to conduct research and the successful candidate should have the skills and ability to synthesize and present findings in a digestible format. This research project could be used as a foundation for an undergraduate or graduate thesis.

As a research intern, you can expect to complete tasks such as:
(1) Summarizing and analyzing literature to strengthen USAID’s understanding and ability to design youth workforce development programs in conflict and crisis settings;
(2) Identifying and presenting findings on the impact of COVID on youth employment.
(3) Other duties, as time permits.
This position will work closely with all members of the Higher Education and Youth and Workforce Development team in the Office of Education, but will be supported and supervised by the Youth Workforce Development Advisor.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Data visualization
Design thinking
Economic analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Research
Writing
Additional Information

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