Remote Internship in International Development (Extended Enrollment Deadline: July 16, 2024)

Dear Selected Intern,

We would like to notify you of being selected in our graduate remote internship programme where the participant (intern) gains simulated field experience in international development practice while working in a remote setting and is not physically present at any of Dataville Research offices.

International development is a popular career destination for many young people. Graduates can be found working in this field in a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.

For almost 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty — on less than $1.90 per person per day — was steadily declining. But the trend was interrupted in 2020, when poverty rose due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis combined with the effects of conflict and climate change — which had already been slowing poverty reduction.

Increasingly, international development jobs in developing countries are undertaken by nationals from those countries. This calls for the training of entry-level development practitioners working in policy development, developing donor relations and delivering aid on the ground. Our programmes have achieved regional and global recognition as a result of our commitment to curricular innovations, community and international partnerships. See our 2019 Internship Impact Assessment Report.

No prior experience is required. All participants will need a computer or an android device, some familiarity with Windows and internet connectivity. At the end of this programme, participants should be well grounded in the rudiments of international development in developing countries, development research and programme implementation of donor-funded projects.

This programme is self-paced. Interns and career mentors will connect to the learning platform at their own time, access learning materials, career resources and return tasks within a reasonable deadline.

Programme Outline
• 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 Implementation in International Development
• Template Development
• Communication for Development
• Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
• GIS Mapping for Development Projects
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Developing RFPs
• ICT for Development
• Data Science for Social Good
• Artificial Intelligence for International Development
• Future of Development Aid
• Term Paper

Preliminary Programme Schedule

1 July 2024:
Notification of successful applicants

1 July 2024 – 14 July 2024:
• Batch enrollment of remote interns on Bitrix24 Virtual Collaboration Tool and Peer-to-Peer WhatsApp group
• In-house E-Volunteering in development practice (optional). Find out more here
• Familiarity tour of co-interns
• Installation of SPSS software


**Countdown timer indicates onboarding window period

15 July 2024:
Commencement of remote internship and career/job mentorship activities

15 August 2024:
End of programme and issuance of certificate of internship

For inclusivity, this programme will be delivered using Bitrix24 – an easy-to-use (mobile and desktop) collaboration software with complete tools for management, collaboration, and communication. Bitrix24 gives you a unified platform for your files, projects, messages, tasks, and contacts. Click Bitrix24 to learn more.

How to login to the Internship Workspace?

Step 1
Make payment via transfer or card:

i. Direct Deposit/Transfer
Amount: 6000 NGN
Payable to Dataville Research LLC,
First Bank 2024682846

ii. Local Card Payment
Click here to pay securely via card.

iii. Overseas Card Payment
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Send your evidence of payment to internship@datavillegroup.com, indicating your full name: surname, first name and middle name (if any). All Payments will be acknowledged within 1-3 hours of receipt.

Step 2
Receive Bitrix24 invite link and sign in to the remote internship workspace.

Warm regards.

Rachel Akinyemi
Assistant Programme Officer

For: Programmes Selection Committee

Questions/Complaints?

Please send a mail to internship@datavillegroup.com, we typically reply within 1-3 hours.

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