Internships are excellent opportunities for young graduates considering a career in international development to gain technical work experience. 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 remote 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. Also, the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing multiple relief and development organizations to limit travel and rethink operations. This calls for the training of young 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 excited 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 and French. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.
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.
Gain extensive knowledge of global development delivered by experienced practitioners drawn from a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.
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.
Remote interns with outstanding academic records will be engaged in our Statistical Consulting Center’s activities and receive stipends.
Gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support development-related studies.
Receive the IDR authorized certificate of graduate internship endorsed by the Society of International Development Washington, DC Chapter.
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
Project Management in International Development
Communication for Development
Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
GIS Mapping for Development Projects
Monitoring and Evaluation
ICT for Development
Data Science for Social Good
Artificial Intelligence for International Development
Future of Development Aid
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?
3 months and additional 1-month mentorship for recent graduates willing to enter the development sector and transitioning professionals.
How is this programme funded?
This development programme is a sole initiative of Dataville Research LLC and and does not receive any external funding for any of its activities. Hence, as a matter of policy, selected participants will be required to pay NGN 5000 as part of the operating costs for this 3-month remote internship and additional 1-month mentorship for recent graduates willing to enter the development sector and transitioning professionals.
For further enquiries, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.
Field of Study
How did you hear about this remote internship?
Selection Assessment Question
Indicate your area(s) of interest in the International Development Sector
Human RightsEducationPublic HealthAgriculture and Food SecurityClimate ChangeConflict Resolution and PeacebuildingWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)Private Sector DevelopmentGovernance and Civil SocietyGender 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.