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 in managing the day-to-day operations of the US Office. Research 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 a week commitment of 3 months
(ii) part-time – required 4 days a week commitment of 6 months.
Please note that internship hours must be scheduled during regular New York/East Coast business hours.
Review literature relevant to IIRR’s flagship themes: Health, Education, Economic Empowerment, Food Systems, and the Environment
Contribute input to the development of research questions & concept notes
Assist in authoring research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, and other materials as required
Research and Identify and develop possible areas for partnership with local organizations, universities, research institutions, etc.
Represent IIRR where appropriate in program meetings, coordination meetings, staff meetings, workshops, and meetings with stakeholders
Help to develop and coordinate research dissemination and follow-up activities, including providing substantive advice on the future direction of the program
Other duties as required
Please see attachment for full position details.