Research and Program Intern




$16 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

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District of Columbia
United States


The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a full-time intern for the period June 1 to September 1 to assist in a research project to map the existing amounts of development-related funding on global public goods and the mechanisms by which this funding is mobilized and deployed.

The Intern will support Senior Policy Fellow Mark Plant and Senior Fellow Nancy Birdsall. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Inventory the multi-lateral and bilateral development institutions, philanthropic institutions, funds and other mechanisms used to provide development-related financing for global public goods, (for example, climate mitigation, biodiversity, preservation of forests, provision of public data).
  • Estimate the past and current financing being provided by these organizations and projections for future funding. 
  • Describe the mechanisms by which funding is provided.
  • Present the findings in reader-friendly tables, charts, graphs and written materials.
  • Plan logistics for an experts’ meeting to discuss the results of the study.

The Successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in global development
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience managing databases
  • 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

$16 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, 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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