GKI Announces Two New Internship Opportunities

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GKI Interns Jason Clark (left) and Andrew Bergmanson (right) at 2012 Africa Collaboration Colloquium

The Global Knowledge Initiative seeks to fill two internship positions starting on May 20, 2013. These unpaid internships are open to current graduate students in the Washington, DC area, and are for a minimum of 6 months (through the end of November). See below for brief descriptions of the internships, and links to the full internship descriptions. Direct any questions to Program Officer Andrew Gerard at: andrew.gerard@gkinitiative.org.

International Program Intern: This position works with GKI’s LINK (Learning and Innovation Network for Knowledge in Solutions) either in East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania) or Southeast Asia (Malaysia – we are also looking to start projects in Cambodia and Indonesia). The intern will support GKI through research, writing, and performance of communication and outreach tasks germane to collaborative innovation. In particular, the intern will undertake primary and secondary research on the economic, scientific and technological, and institutional contexts of target geographies. The intern will gain experience in international development project management and support, while being exposed to an extensive network of international experts in foreign policy, development, and a wide array of scientific and technical fields. Interns will be eligible for paid travel to an international pilot project (this is not guaranteed, but has been available to some interns in the past).

The ideal candidate should have a broad interest in international development and leveraging international networks to solve development challenges. Specific interest or experience in GKI’s target geographies is a plus, as is experience working in the field of international development. The intern must display excellent English written and oral skills, with demonstrated interpersonal and organizational abilities. A candidate for this position must be able to work in a varied, fast-
paced environment, both in a team and independently. This internship is unique in its scope and in the potential for international travel and professional growth — as such, it requires a level of dedication, creativity, and leadership beyond what is expected in many internships.

Click link to download PDF of internship description: http://tinyurl.com/GKIIntlProgInternMay2013

International Training Intern: This internship will support GKI’s international training programs, which we have implemented in Pakistan, the US, Rwanda, Kenya, and – most recently – in a training-of-trainers program in partnership with UNESCO in Tanzania. The intern will support GKI through research, writing, and performance of communication and outreach tasks germane to innovation training in GKI’s target geographies, likely East and Southern Africa or Southeast Asia. In particular, the intern will undertake curriculum development, training program design, and communication as related to GKI’s global training program. The intern will gain experience in international development project management and professional capacity building, while being exposed to an extensive network of international experts in foreign policy, development, and scientific and technical fields. Interns will be eligible for paid travel to an international pilot project (this is not guaranteed, but has been available to some interns in the past).

The ideal candidate should have a broad interest in international development and leveraging international networks to solve development challenges. Specific interest or experience in GKI’s target geographies and/or professional training is a plus. We are specifically looking for candidates who have experience or interest in better understanding intercultural communication and tailoring training materials for a variety of cultural and socioeconomic audiences.

The intern must display excellent English written and oral skills, with demonstrated interpersonal and organizational abilities. A candidate for this position must be able to work in a varied, fast-paced environment, both in a team and independently. This internship is unique in its scope and in the potential for international travel and professional growth — as such, it requires a level of dedication, creativity, and leadership beyond what is expected in many internships.

Click link to download PDF of internship description: http://tinyurl.com/GKIIntlTrainInternMay2013

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