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GRADUATE STUDENT INTERNSHIP - SOUTHEAST ASIA

Location: Manila, Philippines or Jakarta, Indonesia

We seek leaders who are passionate about making a difference, possess exceptional analytical skills, and thrive in an entrepreneurial, developing country setting. The ideal graduate intern would be interested in joining IDinsight in a full-time role following their graduation and would take advantage of the graduate internship to identify a potential long-term role in the organization. Successful graduate interns are highly likely to be considered for roles at IDinsight upon graduation.

To maximize learning for the graduate intern and contribution to IDinsight, the graduate internship will be tailored to the specific interests and skills of the intern rather than committed to certain projects at this time. The graduate internship will likely involve a semi-autonomous project within a larger client engagement, or supporting internal regional strategic priorities, which the intern will be responsible for leading with minimal to moderate support from supervisors. Potential projects will be discussed during the interview process. The graduate intern will receive significant support and mentorship from IDinsight leadership.

ABOUT IDINSIGHT

 

We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.

IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.

We have expertise in a variety of rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:

  • Support clients’ use of data and evidence for routine and major decision-making.
  • Inform funding decisions – toward high-impact initiatives and away from less effective programs or approaches.
  • Create and share tools, knowledge, and ideas that expand the use of data and evidence for social good.

IDinsight is committed to non-discrimination in our recruitment, employment practices, and organizational culture, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law

Our diverse, growing team of roughly 200 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world.  Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.  

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

 

COVID-19 permitting, the graduate intern will be based in IDinsight's Manila office for a period of 8-12 weeks (note that if necessary, IDinsight will pivot to a remote internship). The exact project assigned to the graduate intern will be the result of conversations between the intern and his/her IDinsight supervisor to ensure that it is carefully designed to meet the interests and skills of the intern and the needs of the organization. Examples of the types of projects that former graduate interns have carried on include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:

 

  • Develop IDinsight’s evaluation plan for an education impact evaluation.
  • Create data collection tools for a water, sanitation, and health survey.
  • Run fieldwork operations for a process evaluation for a health program.
  • Analyze data for the process evaluation of a rural development program.
  • Create a set of monitoring indicators for a large education governmental program.
  • Present findings from an impact evaluation to IDinsight government clients at the highest level of government.
  • Help structure and set-up a partnership between IDinsight and another organization.
  • Contribute to one of IDinsight's learning partnerships (for instance: scoping of a new workstream, supporting existing workstream, etc.)

The Graduate Student Internship is explicitly for individuals interested in joining IDinsight full time as a Manager following their graduation. We ask that all candidates reflect on their long term career goals before entering the application and interview processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Candidates must be based in Southeast Asia. 
  • Candidates with work authorization and work experience in Southeast Asia are strongly preferred.
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in public policy, international development, or a related field with a focus on quantitative evaluation methods, and able to take on a full-time internship role for at least two months between May and October 2022.
  • Strong interest in joining an IDinsight field office after graduation; commitment to IDinsight's vision, mission, and values.
  • Deeply passionate about international development and social impact, with an interest in evidence-based approaches.
  • Outstanding quantitative and analytical skills, with experience in statistical software preferred.
  • Experience running field experiments or impact evaluations a strong plus.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a solid sense of humor.

 

COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid position. We encourage students to apply for university funding. 

INTERNSHIP DATES

 

An 8-12 week full-time on-site commitment during the summer of 2022 is required. Exact start and end dates are flexible.

TO APPLY

Please click the "Apply for this job online" button top right. The application asks various questions in order for us to get to know you, and requires a CV (not more than 2 pages) and cover letter.

More information, including spotlights of current and past Associates, can be found online at IDinsight Careers. Any questions should be directed to careers@IDinsight.org.

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