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Graduate Internship

Remote Internship in International Development

Internships are excellent opportunities for young graduates considering a career in development to gain experience in field work. We provide challenging assignments, and applicants are expected to possess maturity, character, initiative and self-reliance as well as outstanding academic credentials and problem solving skills.

As a graduate field intern at Dataville Research, you receive tailored training, guidance and real responsibility from the beginning, quickly becoming an invaluable candidate in the global development sector.

Already, Africans account for about two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor. If current trends persist, they will account for nine-tenths by 2030. Fourteen out of 18 countries in the world—where the number of extreme poor is rising are in Africa. This calls for the training and retraining of development practitioners.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide positions for in-house internship in our various offices across Africa however, we are pleased to announce the commencement of our innovative virtual internship programme where the participant (intern) gains simulated field experience while working in a remote professional setting and is not physically present at any of Dataville Research offices.

This programme is delivered in English. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

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Who Should Attend

  • Volunteers and entry-level professionals in the humanitarian and development sector from developing and developed countries.
  • Young graduates wanting to break into the international development sector.
  • Individuals with a technical background interested in improving their knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals with no technical background interested in exploring careers in global development.
  • Postgraduate students from the Global South.

Benefits

  • Gain extensive knowledge of global development delivered by experienced practitioners.
  • Become proficient in development research techniques from a practical point of view.
  • Confirms mastery of skillset and industry principles and best practices.
  • Boost your career confidence and expand your professional network.
  • Receive the IDR authorized certificate of Graduate Internship in International Development.

Programme/Tasks

  • A First Look at Global Development
  • Data Sources in International Development
  • How to Break into International Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Research Methodology for Development
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Exploring Opportunities in the Development Sector
  • Template Development
  • Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
  • GIS Mapping for Development Projects
  • Programme Implementation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Developing RFPs
  • ICT for Development
  • Conflict, Gender and Development
  • Future of Development Aid
  • Term Paper

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why the Graduate Internship Programme in International Development?

International development is a very broad sector encompassing a huge range of organizations and job roles. Entry-level applicants need to be proactive, determined and flexible. You do not necessarily need to have a Master’s degree in development to ‘do development’. Most employers will look for at least six months and up to two years experience. This is so you can demonstrate practical knowledge of the sector. Be aware that getting opportunities ‘in the field’ can be difficult for new graduates especially those without prior experience and internship positions in this sector are very limited and difficult to secure. Dataville Research LLC’s remote internship programme provides you tailored training, guidance and real responsibility from the beginning, quickly preparing you for entry-level positions in the international development sector.

What is the mode of this internship programme?

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide positions for in-house internship in our various offices across Africa. However, we are pleased to announce the commencement of our exciting and innovative virtual internship programme where the participant (intern) gains simulated field experience while working in a remote professional setting and is not physically present at any of Dataville Research offices.

Do I need to have experience in the development sector?

No prior experience is required. However, selected participants will need a computer, some familiarity with Windows and internet connectivity. The main target audience for this remote internship is international development prospects who will be directly implementing and evaluating programmes. Because of this, we generally stay away from very theoretical and academic content and opinion pieces that discuss problems without providing any practical solutions. A strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning, meaning that interns will be learning through the implementation of key phases of work in this internship.

What is the duration of this programme?

This 3-month programme include a 1-month intensive online training in international development; 1-month research methodology in international development; and 1-month field work and report writing in any or a combination of a specialized area: Human Rights, Education, Public Health, Agriculture and Food Security, Climate Change, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Private Sector Development and Governance and Civil Society.

How is this programme funded?

This development programme is a sole initiative of Dataville Research LLC and partially funded by the consortium. Selected participants will be required to pay NGN 5,000 or USD 17 as part of the operating costs.

Further enquires?

For further enquiries, please send a mail to internship@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.

Application Form (Cohort 6) | Deadline: December 3, 2018

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Selection Assessment Question

Funding Arrangement

 Self-funded Organization-funded

Indicate your area(s) of interest in the International Development Sector

 Human Rights Education Public Health Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Private Sector Development Governance and Civil Society Gender and Development

 I hereby acknowledge that if selected as a participant in the Remote Graduate Internship Programme in International Development, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitments as outlined in the full 12-week program.