Sayara International is seeking Interns to gain hands-on experience in international development.
Sayara International is a development organization committed to building positive change in transitioning societies. By working closely with networks of local change agents, we take a holistic approach to implementation, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Our programs help communities and institutions develop sustainable, research-based solutions to solve today’s toughest development challenges in Central Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. Our primary clients include USAID, State Department and International Non-Governmental Organizations. By employing community-based solutions, our programs focus on civil-society and governance; stabilization and transition; countering violent extremism; capacity building; and research and evaluation methods that account for the challenges of populations in crisis. Our teams of professionals work out of Sayara International global offices in Beirut, Kabul, Islamabad and Washington, DC.
Position Location: Washington, D.C.
Join Sayara International’s Washington, D.C. team to contribute to research and analysis, business development, program reporting and implementation, administrative duties, supporting the executive team, and executing other miscellaneous projects.
Programming– Support Sayara’s portfolio of development projects by assisting in day to day operations from headquarters and the review, drafting of program reports & concept papers.
Research & Analysis – Conduct research, analysis and synthesis in support of business development efforts, best practices and monitoring and evaluation projects.
Social Media & Industry Events-Responsible for daily company tweets, and Facebook and LinkedIn updates. Attend events in Washington, DC and write memos summarizing key points.
Administrative Duties- Manage the conference rooms for DC Team meetings, update the local event list, and keep track of items on the DC Team calendar.
Desired Profile & Experience
Preferably a current graduate (Master’s Degree) university student pursuing a degree in International Development, International Relations, Economics, Political Science, or related field.
Strong research and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills preferred (including knowledge of STATA and GIS) Experience studying or working in a developing country.
Knowledge of USAID funding mechanisms and proposal writing desired
Interest and knowledge of the Middle East, Africa, Central America, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Central Asia.
Work well under time-pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Foreign language skills (particularly Farsi/Dari) a plus.
Ability to work 25+ hrs/week
Can work well independently, proactive
How to Apply:
Please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining how soon you can start and how many hours per week you can work. Subject line of the email should be “Intern” and then the applicant’s name.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.