American Institutes for Research

International Development Intern

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United States


American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. We have an opportunity opening up January 2018 for an Intern to work with our International Development Team in our North Bethesda office.


Working as part of a business intelligence/business development team:
• Review procurement web sites, and other funding announcements to use pre-identified key words to find, select and summarize opportunities that are relevant for the international group.
• Learn how to review and extract critical information from Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
• Find and distil information about competitive organizations.
• Conduct research on business intelligence related to the international group’s work.
• Assist in preparing background materials (calendars, outlines, templates, checklists) for planning meetings and contributing information for new business and proposal development.
• Prepare and disseminate minutes/notes from proposal planning meetings.
• Coordinate updating of program staff resumes to ensure proposal ready status.
• Draft and update capability statements for all sectors of work within the program.
• Work to develop database by identifying, collecting and tagging resources; and enter data to populate the database.


• Must be working toward a Master's degree in a related field such as social science or international development.
• Strong conceptualization and writing skills.
• Ability to be a self-starter and to complete tasks with reasonable direction.
• Ability to work well with a team of senior professionals and peers.
• Strong web-based and library research skills, with the ability to find and synthesize complex information into well-organized database.
• Familiarity with basic office business software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• A cheerful, enthusiastic, can-do personality will be a great plus in this role.
• Availability for at least 20 hours a week
• Proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic preferred


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