Position:  Research Intern Democracy International, Bangladesh
Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh
Job Id:  209
# of Openings:  1

Summary: Democracy International, Inc. (DI), a USA based international organization, seeks candidates for the multi-year USAID Bangladesh Obirodh “Road to Tolerance” program. The research intern will support the Director of Research (DOR) and Research Specialist (RS) on a regular basis in preparing reports, developing grants, undertaking desk research, scheduling meetings, managing contacts, and providing overall administrative support as directed by the DOR and RS.
Description: This position will allow students the opportunity to work on international donor-driven projects and to support the development of research topics, grants, analysis and reports on unique topics related to societal tolerance, diversity, prevention of violence, and stability. Interns will be expected to support the DOR and RS, as directed, on all areas of project support, including administrative work. Work requirements may include, but will not be limited to:
  • Project management support
  • Project administration support
  • Grant development and administration support
  • Travel, Scheduling, Event planning and Organizational support
  • Online Desk Research and Literature Reviews
Prospective interns should:
  • Be highly detail-oriented and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Be fluent in written and oral English.
  • Have an interest and experience (demonstrated through coursework or other professional experience) in international affairs, foreign or domestic policy, conflict analysis, international development, criminology, psychology, social work, geography, or similar fields.
  • Have strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Be capable of performing online desk research, drafting short reports, and providing written analysis of various research as directed by DOR and RS.
  • Be willing to undertake extensive administrative support, including filing, copying, emailing, organizing, note-taking, typing notes, and performing online desk research.
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a positive attitude and be willing to learn.
  • Interns should be completing a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in an area such as international affairs, criminology, conflict studies, psychology, social work, geography, or a similar field.
  • They should have an interest in understanding and promoting research to address societal challenges in Bangladesh related to social and group tolerance, violence, and stability.
  • Interns should demonstrate a strong academic record and fluency in written and oral English
Application instructions:
Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit:
  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the Obirodh program, including why you think societal tolerance is important, as well as detailing some of your specialized skills which may be applicable to the Research Department.
  2. Please submit your academic record of grades or G.P.A.
  3. Please submit your resume.
  4. Finally, please share a short one-page writing sample (it may be an excerpt) in English, that you have independently written.
Send materials to: infobangladesh@democracyinternational.com
Only short listed candidate will be contacted.
No phone calls please.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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