Performance Evaluation Internship

Social Impact
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Dec 28

Position description

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, agriculture, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

The performance evaluation team emphasizes methodological rigor, while realizing that each evaluation and assessment occurs in a unique operating environment. SI employs mixed-methods approaches, building on the strength of both quantitative and qualitative findings to provide the most useful recommendations to our clients. SI's PEs are characterized by a practical focus on the production of usable policy- and program-relevant information. We provide clients and implementing partners with the ability to make strategic decisions in order to maximize program effectiveness.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an intern to provide support for the firm’s Performance Evaluation Practice. The position is based in Arlington, VA. We will consider full-time (40 hrs. /week) or half-time (20 hrs. /week) interns. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour whether at full time or half time.

The performance evaluation intern will be assigned to a variety of tasks for various performance evaluation projects, including technical work (e.g. research assistance, data collection instrument drafting, and support tasks for analysis and reporting, etc.), as well as project management, organization, or project-specific administrative tasks. The intern will have an opportunity to contribute to projects from various sectors, and projects in various stages of implementation. The intern will therefore interact with multiple project teams and project managers, with one overall supervisor assisting to coordinate tasks. Interns are also able to take advantage of internal professional development opportunities (e.g. learning workshops and brown-bags) that take place regularly at SI headquarters.


  • Support the management of performance evaluations and other activities within SI’s portfolio

  • Conduct background and supporting research for ongoing and upcoming PEs

  • Provide quality assurance and revisions to reports and other written deliverables

  • Organize and schedule events associated with various SI contracts

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and research support to SI staff and consultants

  • Complete special projects under the direction of SI staff as needed


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (in progress or recently completed) in international development, international relations, development economics, or a closely related field

  • Strong ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent verbal communication, writing, and editing skills

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a wide variety of tasks working on different teams

  • Experience with SharePoint and Stata (preferred)

  • Experience with academic research in a related field (preferred)

  • Program evaluation or research assistance experience (preferred)

  • Overseas experience and knowledge of a foreign language (preferred)

  • Experience working with USAID, MCC, DoS, or other donors (preferred)

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to work as part of a creative and committed team, while playing a role in the growth of our company, and contributing toward advancing development effectiveness.

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