FHI 360

Intern (Research & Evaluation)

FHI 360

Job Description


FHI 360 is a nonprofit Human Development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Reseach and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Research Intern in Washington, DC. 

Position Description: 

The Research Intern will be working with the Research and Evaluation Department, housed in the Global Education, Employment, and Engagement Business Unit.  The intern will provide ongoing research, data Analysis, and communications support to multiple education and Early Childhood Development programs including the Middle East Education Research, Training and Support (MEERS) program, the Dubai Cares Education In Emergencies research study in Northeast Nigeria, and the LEGO Foundation Playful Parenting research program.

Tasks will include the following:

  • Collecting data from secondary sources

  • Writing data snapshots and desk reviews on key topics

  • Supporting survey and in-depth interview instrument creation

  • Data cleaning and organizing

  • Qualitative data coding and analysis

  • Contributing to research studies and assisting with writing, reviewing and editing research manuscripts

  • Managing communications about research activities and products, including blogs, webinars and newsletters

Learning Objectives

  • The intern will gain a broad understanding of how international NGOs carry out large, high-profile research studies, particularly in the early childhood and education sectors.

  • The intern will gain experience gathering data from secondary sources and using it to inform products such as data snapshots and desk reviews on key topics of interest.

  • The intern will learn to support the development of research tools and protocols including surveys, interview guides, consent forms, and Institutional Review Board applications.

  • The intern will learn how to clean and organize different kinds of data (both quantitative and qualitative).

  • The intern will learn how to code qualitative data using Dedoose, an online qualitative Data Analysis program, and will gain experience coding qualitative data as part of a team.

  • The intern will learn how to support the development of reports and manuscripts for submission to donors and peer-reviewed journals.

  • The intern will learn how to promote the thought leadership of researchers through various communication channels such as blogs, webinars and newsletters.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in International Development, Economics, Education or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree students will be considered.

  • Completed coursework in Qualitative Research methods including development of instruments, Data Collection (i.e. interviews, focus groups, observations), and analysis.   

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the field of international education and/or early childhood development.

  • Familiarity with qualitative analysis software: Dedoose, NVivo, Atlas.ti, etc. is desirable.

  • Familiarity with international education and/or early childhood development data sources and indicators is desirable.

  • Language skills in French, Spanish, or Arabic are desirable.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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