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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
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Intern
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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

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