Intern - various locations
IPA is now accepting intern applications . Positions may be available in a number of countries in which IPA works. The start date and duration of IPA internships is dictated by the needs of each project.Typical intern tasks may include:
* Participate in an on-going field experiment: Interns assist with overall project monitoring and implementation: coordinating between field survey teams, strategic partners, vendors, data entry teams, and other support staff; facilitating the data entry process; and contributing to data cleaning and analysis.
* Conduct exploratory qualitative work: Interns may conduct open-ended interviews with households and communities to document puzzling facts or behaviors and help develop new research ideas and designs.
* Help with IPA's dissemination strategy: One of IPA's missions is to disseminate its results actively to practitioners and policy makers. Academic papers are not enough to communicate results in an effective way. Interns would help write policy pieces and innovative reading material targeted at practitioners.
* Provide research and/or administrative assistance at IPA's headquarters: Interns at IPA's offices in New Haven lend support through a variety of technical and administrative tasks. These tasks may include data cleaning and preliminary analysis, development of proposals, project documentation, intranet maintenance, financial and grants administration support, human resources projects, and general organizational duties.
* Proficiency in English. Strong oral and written communications skills. Depending on the country, proficiency in the local language may be required.
* Excellent management and organizational skills, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
* Demonstrated interest in economics or social science research.
* Developing country experience, cultural sensitivity, and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies.
* Course work or experience in research methods
* Coursework in econometrics, advanced knowledge of Stata or experience with data management.
* Familiarity with randomized control trials.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Please read the instructions carefully, and do your best to answer each question as fully as possible.
2. Send an e-mail with the words " Internship" in the subject line. In the body of the email please provide a short description of your background, preferred location and why you are interested in doing an internship with IPA. Please attach your résumé (CV) and a cover letter to your e-mail message.
Please use the following naming conventions for your documents. For your resume, use: "lastname_firstname_CV" and for your cover letter, use: "lastname_firstname_letter". (ex. "karlan_dean_CV.pdf" and "karlan_dean_letter.pdf"). Naming your documents in this way ensures that your form responses will be matched to your documents.
Please note that IPA internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for their own travel and living expenses. Due to the volume of applications, we are unfortunately not able to provide individual application status updates. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Note: Attach your CV/Resume and Cover letter with the above reference header.