Fall Intern (Unpaid Position)

Global Development Incubator
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a social impact startup that aims to create an effective and resilient civil service in Africa, through a region-wide cadre of fellows who can inspire a new generation of civil service leadership. The vision for EPL is to have a network of 500+ fellows across Africa by 2021. 

EPL is building on the proven model of its flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program of Liberia (PYPP) to address the particular needs and priorities of each EPL country, while maintaining the core mission of training and cultivating future leaders in order to equip them with the necessary skills and mindset to make significant and meaningful contributions to the civil service. 

EPL is being incubated by the Global Development Incubator which advances and scales social impact organizations. 

The Fall Intern role is a unique opportunity to work closely with EPL, a new social impact start-up devoted to capacity development in African countries. The Fall Intern will become familiar with EPL’s flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program of Liberia (www.pyppliberia.org), which is a 2-year leadership program that recruits and prepares high-performing Liberian college graduates for a future in public service. The Fall Intern will help provide strategic, operational, and research support in exploring the expansion of the PYPP model to other African countries. There may be additional opportunities to work on other EPL projects. 



Problem-solve around strategic issues and provide input to strategy development 
Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts 

Research + Writing 

Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders in EPL expansion countries 
Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially reports and presentations 

Support for the EPL Team 

Participate in weekly portfolio reviews with the EPL leadership team 
Support broader knowledge management and dissemination


Full-time undergraduate or graduate student. International Relations, Political Science, Global Development, African Studies or related disciplines preferred 
Demonstrated interest in global development, youth empowerment and/or capacity building 
Strong oral and written communication skills 
Curious and organized 
Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team 
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
A relentless drive to get things done 
Fluency in French will be an advantage 

Duration : Mid-September to end of November, with some flexibility

Application instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document, with “Job Applicant: Fall Intern” as the subject line.

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