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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Intern

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

Organizational Overview:

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped over 495,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Internship Description:

The Summer 2019 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) intern will assist the Global Programs Unit in their day-to-day work in collecting, analyzing and using data related to the program and its participants. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Senior Research Officer, with a focus on two randomized controlled trials. The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of May 28th, 2019 and possible End Date: August 16th, 2019; 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.


The list below indicates the types of MERL activities on which the intern might work -

  • Supporting implementation of a randomized controlled trial via survey development, revisions, and programming;
  • Support IRB protocol development and reporting
  • Contributing to quantitative data cleaning, basic analysis, and write-up;
  • Conducting qualitative data analysis for focus groups and interviews related to women’s economic and social empowerment
  • Conducting evidence reviews on key topics such as business skills training programs, cash transfers, mentorship, etc.;
  • Developing a research database to assist in proposal development and literature reviews; writing research digests to share current and relevant research findings with global programs team
  • Supporting development of shareable materials with research findings (briefs, summaries)


  • 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 protocol development.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing evidence (preferably related to  women's empowerment).
  • Experience using Stata to clean and analyze data.
  • Experience conducting qualitative data analysis a strong plus.
  • 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.
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