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.
COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual in the international development sector in many ways, but one of the most visceral has been the suspension of international travel, stemming the usual flow of aid workers from the global north to the global south and forcing donors in headquarters to rely on local organizations for input into decision making.
This calls for the training of entry-level development practitioners working in policy development, developing donor relations and delivering aid on the ground. In the last 2 years, we have made giant strides in this programme with success stories. 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 3-month programme, participants should be well grounded in the rudiments of international development in developing countries, development research and programme implementation of donor-funded projects.
• 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
3 May 2021:
Notification of successful applicants
3 May 2021 – 16 May 2021:
• Batch enrollment of remote interns on Microsoft Teams
• Creation of LinkedIn profile
• Familiarity tour of co-interns
• Installation of SPSS software
17 May 2021:
Commencement of remote internship activities
17 July 2021:
End of programme and issuance of certificate of internship and letter of accomplishment
To address some of your concerns, we’ve generated a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs):
1. What is a remote internship?
A remote internship is also called a virtual internship. It’s just like a regular internship experience, except the intern gains his or her job experience while working remotely, rather than being physically present within a “typical” office environment or a job location.
2. Why the choice of remote internship?
International development is a very broad sector encompassing a huge range of organizations and job roles. Internship positions for graduates in this sector are very limited and difficult to secure. Due to high volume of applications, we are unable to provide positions for in-house internship in our various field offices. And given the current global public health issue around COVID-19, Dataville Research has decided to suspend all in-person engagements for the interim and will only be offering the Virtual Internship Programme at present.
3. Who should participate?
Young graduates considering a career in the international development sector and transitioning professionals.
4. What is the duration of this programme?
5. How is the programme delivered?
This programme is delivered using Microsoft Teams – a collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. You can utilize unique features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team webinars, and more.
6. How is this programme funded?
This development programme is a sole initiative of Dataville Research LLC and does not receive any external funding for its activities. Participants are required to pay a one-time fee of NGN 5,000 which covers some operating costs. Our resource pool consist of a 32-strong resource team drawn from a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.
7. How do I login to the Graduate Internship in International Development Workspace?
Create a Microsoft account (using email NOT phone number): https://signup.live.com
Download Microsoft Teams on your mobile or desktop: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
Make payment via transfer or card:
i. Direct Deposit/Transfer
Amount: 5,000.00 NGN
Payable to Dataville Research LLC,
ii. Nigeria Card Payment
Click here to pay securely via card.
iii. Overseas Card Payment
Click here to pay securely via card.
Send your evidence of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicate email account used in Step 1 and your full name: surname, first name and middle name (if any). All Payments will be acknowledged within 1-2 hours of receipt.
Receive Microsoft Teams private link after Step 1-3 completed and sign in to the remote internship workspace.
Once again, accept our congratulations.
Senior Programme Officer
For: Programmes Selection Committee
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