Intern, Africa Program

Counterpart International
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 02

Position description

Counterpart International is currently seeking an Intern to assist the Africa Team with the administrative management of their programs, and especially to meeting the program reporting requirements. This is a part-time, paid internship position based in Arlington, VA. This position will report to the Africa Program Manager. The initial period for the internship is up to 3 months with the possibility to extend.    


The intern’s primary responsibility will be to:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to headquarters and field office teams; 
  • Liaise with and develop effective collaborative relationships with Counterpart field staff and HQ staff in the development of communications products and programmatic documentation;
  • Assist with drafting consulting agreements, processing invoices, cash advance requests, and expense reports;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation tasks by reviewing documentation for quality and completeness against pre-defined parameters and providing feedback, as necessary; 
  • Assist in researching, writing, editing, proofreading and updating programmatic documentation for internal and/or external use (e.g., desk reviews, fact sheets, quarterly reports, annual work plans, trip reports, donor success and impact stories, and past performance reviews); and 
  • Other tasks as needed.


Qualified candidates for this internship will be able to work a minimum of 20 hours and up to a maximum 29 hours per week.

  • Current graduate student having completed at least their first year, or a recently completed undergraduate degree in international affairs, international development, public policy or a related field;
  • Prior work experience in/or study of international development; prior experience with USAID is a plus; 
  • Ability to work independently as well as proactively seek out information from diverse groups and collaborate as a strong team player to create new processes and resolve issues; 
  • Strong communication, time-management, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and an ability to focus on details;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; 
  • Fluency in English with strong writing skills is required; A high level of proficiency, or fluency, in French is preferred; 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Sub Saharan Africa is preferred but not required.

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