The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction [IIRR] is one of the world’s largest international NGOs that focuses exclusively on improving the lives of the rural poor. It maintains offices in Africa, Asia, and North America. The organizations’ programs address the Health, Education, and Environmental conditions of the rural poor, and prioritizes the delivery of sustainable and scalable solutions that empower people to move out of poverty. Since March 2020, the focus of organizations’ programs has been to address the impact of COVID-19 on rural communities.
IIRR is looking for intelligent, strategic, and resourceful thinkers to help build varied projects organized by the US Office. Project Officer Interns will work under the direction of the Operations Manager.
This is an unpaid internship but available for class credits. We have two internship models:
(i) full-time – requires a 5 days (40 hours) a week commitment of 3 months
(ii) part-time – required 4 days (28 hours) a week commitment of 6 months.
Please note that internship hours must be scheduled during regular New York/East Coast business hours.
Assist with new project initiatives in IIRR focus areas: health, education, food systems, economic empowerment, and the environment in IIRR country offices.
Support the identification of literature for relevant project initiatives
Support in the identification/recording of key analytic tools for measuring the impacts of IIRR rural development programs.
Develop new program concepts in partnership with staff around the world.
Support in grant proposals through research and/or writing.
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