The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has an internship opportunity available this summer within its Trade and Market-Driven Agriculture practice area.
IESC is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes economic growth in developing countries by supporting the development of private enterprises, business support organizations and public institutions. IESC’s Trade and Market-Driven Agriculture practice area manages programs around the world aimed at increasing exports, incomes, employment opportunities, and overall economic stability within the agricultural and ag-related sectors.
IESC’s internship program is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Former students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are also eligible for the internship. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience preferred. Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently are needed. Interest in or knowledge of the policies, practices, missions, and procedures of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is a plus.
Reporting To: Senior Program Associate
General administrative support to practice area overseas programs, including communications, research, programmatic and financial reporting;
Information management, developing system to streamline existing information on programs and updating SharePoint site to develop a resource library;
Reviewing and editing existing training materials/content;
Regular monitoring and evaluation database maintenance, data analysis, error checking, and assistance with quarterly reporting;
Currently pursuing or recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree in relevant field (e.g., business, finance, economics, international affairs, etc.).
Ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural environment.
High level of comfort with MS Excel spreadsheets.
Ability to work comfortably in team and independent settings.
Significant exposure to developing country contexts is preferred.
Spanish language is a plus.
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