Applications are invited for the Internship Opportunity (Policy, Training and Communications) at J-PAL South Asia, New Delhi.
About J-PAL South Asia
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 194 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.
About the Internship
The Policy, Training and Communications team at J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia (J-PAL SA) disseminates findings of J-PAL’s research; develops relationships with government, civil society, and academic stakeholders; builds capacity on monitoring and evaluation in the region; catalyses scale-ups and replications of effective projects; and assists in conceptualizing new research projects. The team works closely with the global J-PAL office based at MIT to align the regional strategy with broader organizational objectives.
J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia, based at the Institute of Financial Research and Management in India, seeks an Intern to support its efforts in policy, training and communications. The Intern will be based out of J-PAL South Asia’s New Delhi office.
The key responsibilities include:
- The Intern will support J-PAL Policy, Training and Communications staff on a range of responsibilities, including:
- Developing evidence synthesis and dissemination products for J-PAL’s ten thematic sectors, including policy-research memos, proposals, and presentations
- Stakeholder mappings of civil society organisations, governments, and technical partners in order to catalyse new research across J-PAL’s ten thematic sectors
- Organising and executing capacity-building initiatives and courses
- Supporting policy staff in managing partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including government bodies, research organisations, donors, civil society organisations, and social enterprises
- Any other tasks as requested
- Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, political science, public policy, or any related field.
- Desirable but not necessary: Completed or currently completing a course on quantitative research methods.
Skills and Competencies
- Exceptional communication skills, including clear, precise, non-technical writing in English, and creativity in presentation.
- Proven ability to independently handle multiple diverse assignments simultaneously, successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work
- Ability to work closely with multiple team members in a collaborative manner
- Strong interest in international development policy, South Asia development, and/or program evaluation as demonstrated by coursework and professional experience
- Self-motivated, ability to problem solve and to work with minimal supervision.
- Attention to detail
How to Apply?
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