Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Intern

Internships · Washington , District of Columbia
Department Internships
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview:

Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.

Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.

Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.

When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.


Project Description:

The Summer 2020 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) intern will assist the Global Programs team with MERL and data related projects.

The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of May 26th, 2020 and possible End Date: August 14th, 2020; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The list below indicates the types of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) projects on which the intern might work-

  • Supporting analysis and write-up activities for two randomized controlled trial with completed data collections in 2019/early 2020;
  • Contributing to quantitative data cleaning, basic analysis, and write-ups;
  • Analysing and summarizing qualitative data analysis for focus groups and interviews related to women’s economic and social empowerment and violence against women;
  • Supporting development of shareable materials featuring M&E results and research findings (briefs, summaries, reports);
  • Conducting evidence reviews on key topics such as violence against women and girls, financial inclusion, business mentorship, social norm change, etc.;
  • Contributing to a research database to assist in proposal development and literature reviews;
  • Supporting engagement with organizational research advisors;
  • Developing training materials for global M&E staff related to data collection, analysis, write-up and presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in public health, economics, international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Experience supporting research projects through survey tool development, data analysis, ethics board support, and/or protocol development;
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing evidence (preferably related to women’s empowerment);
  • Experience using Stata to clean and analyze quantitative data;
  • Experience conducting qualitative data analysis and synthesis;
  • Ability to work independently and communicate with people; ability to work with remote supervision for periods of up to 3 weeks;
  • Experience working in an office environment.


Application Instructions:

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to:

Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

All our staff, volunteers and interns are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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