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Technology for Development Spring/Summer 2018 Intern

Description

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, with a network of over 80 academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in less developed countries. Using rigorous field trials, behavioral experiments, and tools from data science, we measure and maximize the impacts of economic development programs throughout the world.

This intern will join CEGA’s Technology for Development team, which helps affiliated researchers develop and rigorously evaluate pro-poor technologies.  The internship will be part time (10-15 hours a week) for the Spring semester and full-time (40 hours a week) in the Summer of 2018.

Closing Date

Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm PST

Eligibility

Responsibilities

The intern will support CEGA’s activities on multiple programs relating to technology for development.

This is a challenging opportunity for students who are interested in global development; have a strong desire to use and deepen skills in research assistance and project management; and are energized to contribute to the long-term success of a dynamic organization.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Working with CEGA staff on reviewing past projects to identify former impact evaluations that may be feasible for long-term follow-up
  • Working with CEGA staff on planning and project management for scientific convenings
  • Assisting the CEGA team in synthesizing research study reports and drafting relevant communications materials for newsletters, websites, and social media accounts
  • Reading and summarizing relevant literature, policy briefs, blog posts, reports, etc. on a weekly basis
  • Assisting with the team’s Salesforce record keeping

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a registered UC Berkeley student in a Masters program (public policy, development practice, international relations, or a related field)
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of evidence-based policy-making.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with colleagues at all levels. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to contribute to remaining flexible and able to adapt to change.
  • Strong competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel) and Google applications. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Web design skills
  • Strong competency of Adobe (InDesign) and/or other desktop publishing software
  • Familiarity with impact evaluation in the context of global development.
  • Experience or familiarity with technology and international development, especially as it pertains to financial inclusion, artificial intelligence, child health and/or cash transfers 
  • Sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should reach out to kevinmccarthy@berkeley.edu with a resume and cover letter by January 18th.  Application review is rolling.  We will only contact applicants who are being considered for interviews.