2023 Summer Delegates Program

Washington, DC
Student (College)

Deadline to Apply: April 9th, 2023

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC is now accepting applicants for its annual CGD Summer Delegates Program.

The CGD Summer Delegates Program is CGD’s initiative aimed at establishing the next wave of young leaders in economic equality and global development. Students will participate in a structured, paid, part-time internship program that will expose them to our work in various issue areas; provide an opportunity for professional development; and invite them to consider a career in development. Through this 8-week program, CGD hopes to gain diverse perspectives and build a new network of young professionals who may become part of the development community.

This year's Program will take place 100% virtually.

General Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of program directors, the CGD Summer Delegates interns will perform a range of tasks in support of the organization’s programmatic mission. Interns will spend 8 weeks from June 5th– July 28th working closely with program staff to support and complete a distinct project related to CGD’s work. Examples of duties include:

•    Provide research, writing and editing support for various reports and documents.
•    Compile and synthesize data from various sources, including multilateral institutions, financial institutions, and country websites
•    Provide weekly in-person updates to senior fellows on topics related to areas of research
•    Analyze data and create graphics
•    Organize and attend meetings/conferences/other events related to research priorities.
•    Perform other duties as necessary in support of senior research staff
•    Providing occasional support for general communications and events efforts
•    Drafting and designing outreach materials, including print and web content

The successful candidates will have the following qualifications and skills:
•    Currently pursuing or recently graduated from a bachelor’s program, ideally in economics, development studies, political science or a related field. 
•    Interest in economics, global development, political science, or other related fields.
•    Must be available for 25 hours a week for the full 8 weeks.
•    Outstanding communications and writing skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
•    Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization.
•    Comfortable with Microsoft Office package.
•    A positive attitude and great sense of humor.

$3,500 stipend.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a CV and a response (500-word maximum) to one (1) of the application questions. Please indicate which prompt you're answering in your submission.

Due to the large volume of applicants, CGD is unable to answer inquiries regarding application status. General questions about the program are welcome and should be directed to Sean Andrada, sandrada@cgdev.org.

Application Questions
•    The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
•    Our families and communities have huge influence on us and our individual worlds. Community might refer to your cultural group, extended family, religious group, neighborhood or school, sports team or club, co-workers, etc. Describe the world that influences you the most and how you, as a product of it, might bring this experience to CGD.

All applicants must have valid US work authorization. We are unable to sponsor US work authorization for this position.

CGD/E is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All persons will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, parental status, veteran status, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.


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