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 Research Internship with Brookings, Washington D.C. 

Submitted by Ewa Adamkiewicz on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:54

The Development Assistance and Governance Initiative (DAGI) is currently seeking a research intern to provide additional support for the research team. As part of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative aims to influence how aid and development policies are used to tackle global poverty and today’s pressing development challenges.

The internship position is unpaid and will run from June through August 2014, with the possibility of extension through December 2014. Exact schedule is negotiable, but the candidate is expected to be available 20-40 hours per week and attend weekly staff meetings (as his/her schedule permits).

Tasks:

  • Optimization / harmonization of existing global development databases
  • Research and administrative assistance for current projects
  • Transferring output in Excel to a more reproducible format (such as Stata)
  • Developing programs in Stata for data manipulation and analysis
  • General assistance with research and gathering/analyzing data

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate
  • Demonstrated interest in economics and statistics, international development, and database management / coding
  • Strong academic background as well as writing and research skills
  • Strong quantitative analysis/statistical software capabilities
  • Interest in global aid effectiveness, as well as global development
  • Close attention to detail, strong statistical programming skills
  • Ability to work in an independent and organized fashion

Application:

Applications must be received by May 23, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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