The CSM-STAND intern will work with Pact’s Governance team on communications and thought leadership products, as well as providing administrative support for the CSM-STAND Leader Award’s monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting. This internship is designed for students exploring career paths outside academia, to familiarize them with the practitioner world and provide mentorship and support in developing skills valued in the international development sector. The intern will support the communication of evidence about civil society and media interventions across different geographies and to different audiences. Valuable skills include data visualization, qualitative analysis, advanced database software or programming skills, foreign language proficiency, teaching and public speaking, and knowledge management.

Key Responsibilities

Social science communication

  • Research and write practitioner-friendly newsletter items and blog posts on topics related to the CSM-STAND Learning Agenda and related Governance thought leadership topics
  • Combine data, graphics, and narrative to report on the CSM-STAND portfolio of programs (requires PowerBI); writing reports and making presentations for the donor based on this data
  • Conduct an in-depth investigation into one of the CSM-STAND programs, documenting its contributions to one or more changes in its context, writing up the case study, and developing a presentation on lessons learned for other programs

Data management

  • Maintain and update CSM-STAND databases (in Airtable PowerBI) and SharePoint sites
  • Document processes for data and knowledge management, and create new processes for qualitative data management and analysis (in MaxQDA)


  • Support event planning for public for roundtables or brownbag discussion on CSM-STAND technical products, thought leadership, and learning for donor and partner auidences
  • Prepare and give a presentation on your dissertation research for a practitioner audience

Basic Requirements

  • Social science masters degree or bachelors degree with 2+ years of experience
  • Research experience in international development and/or foreign affairs
  • Teaching or adult education experience
  • Experience with qualitative research and data collection methods
  • Very strong writing and presentation skills, and a desire to improve
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel and Word (finalists will be tested)
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with civil society organizations
  • Familiarity with USAID-funded international development programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • At the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. program
  • Proficiency in Arabic, French, Nepalese, Sinhala, Spanish, or Tamil is a plus
  • Experience organizing conferences or managing professional associations or student groups desired
  • Intermediate level programming languages, graphic design, statistical and/or qualitative software is a plus

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
At Pact, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement (8.8% to 13% based on service tenure) and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections .
With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Pact seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Pact. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.

How to apply

Please apply on our website. https://careers-pactworld.icims.com/jobs/2222/csm-stand-intern/job?mode=view

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email/cover letter where (globalvacancies.org) you saw this job posting.

Job Location