Jul 12 2022
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) offers a paid, part-time (30 hours/week) internship for a highly motivated M.Sc. or Ph.D. student. The intern will join the Development Strategy and Governance Division to provide research support to a study reviewing food demand and dietary patterns in developing countries. The intern is expected to assist in conducting a systematic literature review, performing a meta-analysis, and compiling a database of food demand elasticities. The position is based in Washington, DC, with a remote/virtual option consideration within the United States. The internship provides the following professional growth and development opportunities within the context of an international research and development organization:
Gain knowledge of consumer demand and food security-related issues in developing countries.
Advance skills in conducting systematic literature review, building database for economic analysis, and drafting academic papers.
Develop skills in data management and advanced quantitative methods.
Coauthor a research paper and contribute to the preparation of other research outputs.
Acquire job market-relevant experience from experienced researchers and research analysts and in project-based teamwork.
Gain a direct insight into the work of a renowned international research institute.
The intern will work with the IFPRI researcher team to:
Compile publications of food demand estimations and elasticity estimates using structured searchers of literature repositories.
Review publications and populate Excel-based database with estimation characteristics and results.
Conduct meta-analysis and complementary analyses, using the STATA software.
Prepare a draft paper and related research outputs.
Currently enrolled to receive a Master’s or PhD degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, or a closely related field.
Knowledge of household economics and consumer demand theory.
Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English, with strong written skills.
Prior course work in applied econometrics/statistics and knowledge of the STATA software.
Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, and with initiative.
Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work effectively toward deadlines.
Familiarity with food security and nutrition issues in developing countries
Experience in food demand estimations using STATA.
Experience in conducting systematic literature reviews.
Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, B.Sc./M.Sc. transcripts, and other relevant documents demonstrating qualifications by