May 26 2022

Under the guidance of the Head of the Capacity Strengthening Program, the intern will join the Development Strategy and Governance Division to provide research support to the Capacity Strengthening Program.  This is a 3-month paid internship based in Washington, D.C.  The internship will provide the opportunity for a student in a degree program at a university to develop the following skills within the context of an international research and development organization: 

1. Broad understanding of the climate change, food, and nutrition policy challenges facing the global community

2. Methods of conceptualizing policy problems in the context of economic development

3. Introduction to statistical software for literature and policy analysis

Assist in the literature review related to the ongoing research topics related to climate science and food, health, and economic crisis

Gather information on current programs and policies at the global, regional, and national levels affecting climate change, hunger, malnutrition, and sustainability issues

Learn how to organize data for policy analysis and research

Compile and document literature related to climate change issues affecting south Asian countries

Must be a student enrolled in a BS degree program, preferably working towards joint degrees in physical and social sciences, engineering and economics, or agricultural economics, will be the basic requirement

Interest in or taken courses related to multiple disciplines in physical sciences, economics, health policy, and rural development

Some exposure to economic issues affecting South Asian countries

Willingness to work on a virtual team and learn technologies for facilitating that process

Source: IFPRI | Jobs