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International Development Group
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190JO Requisition #
Internship Description

RTI International seeks a candidate for an International Project Management Internship for Fall 2019 within the International Development Group (IDG).

The selected intern will work closely with project coordinators and project assistants to provide operational assistance for his/her assigned programs. S/he liaises with the Project Coordinators and Project Associates team to support timely and high-quality work on administrative tasks conducted for programs under implementation. S/he adds value by learning and implementing routine administrative tasks which adhere to RTI and USAID protocols. Additionally, s/he works to understand the overall processes and best practices of project management for international development projects.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist project coordinators in reviewing monthly project financial transactions and invoices; responsibilities will include processing journal entries, updating monthly project financial reports, and providing ad hoc financial analysis
  • Facilitate recruitment, fielding, and support of consultants
  • Generate requests, modifications and extensions for consulting agreements, as needed
  • Collect and process consultant assignment reports, expense reports and invoices for payment
  • Help maintain and input data for tracking project activities
  • Process routine project tasks and documents related to travel, sub-partners/subcontractors, vendors, etc. using approved templates
  • Organize and maintain project filing systems
  • Assist with various tasks as required.

Additional Information

This unpaid internship opportunity for academic credit is for Fall 2019, beginning in September through December.
Required Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled student, pursuing a degree in international relations, peace and security, political science, public policy, or related concentration.
  • Must be eligible to receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement with this unpaid internship.
  • Research and reporting experience, excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Proficient administrative support skills and abilities
  • Work experience in administrative and/or project management roles preferred
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work from RTI's campus based in Research Triangle Park or Washington DC office
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and/or interest in governance, workforce development, youth development, or economic growth technical areas
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets
  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Knowledge and proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
 
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