Washington, DC 
Posted 14 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Job Locations US-DC
Job ID 2024-2222 # of Openings 1
PACT Overview
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact's impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Position Overview

The CSM-STAND intern will work with Pact's Governance team on communications and thought leadership products, as well as providing administrative support for the CSM-STAND Leader Award's monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting. This internship is designed for students exploring career paths outside academia, to familiarize them with the practitioner world and provide mentorship and support in developing skills valued in the international development sector. The intern will support the communication of evidence about civil society and media interventions across different geographies and to different audiences. Valuable skills include data visualization, qualitative analysis, advanced database software or programming skills, foreign language proficiency, teaching and public speaking, and knowledge management.

Key Responsibilities

Social science communication

    Research and write practitioner-friendly newsletter items and blog posts on topics related to the CSM-STAND Learning Agenda and related Governance thought leadership topics
  • Combine data, graphics, and narrative to report on the CSM-STAND portfolio of programs (requires PowerBI); writing reports and making presentations for the donor based on this data
  • Conduct an in-depth investigation into one of the CSM-STAND programs, documenting its contributions to one or more changes in its context, writing up the case study, and developing a presentation on lessons learned for other programs

Data management

  • Maintain and update CSM-STAND databases (in Airtable PowerBI) and SharePoint sites
  • Document processes for data and knowledge management, and create new processes for qualitative data management and analysis (in MaxQDA)


  • Support event planning for public for roundtables or brownbag discussion on CSM-STAND technical products, thought leadership, and learning for donor and partner auidences
  • Prepare and give a presentation on your dissertation research for a practitioner audience
Basic Requirements
  • Social science masters degree or bachelors degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Research experience in international development and/or foreign affairs
  • Teaching or adult education experience
  • Experience with qualitative research and data collection methods
  • Very strong writing and presentation skills, and a desire to improve
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel and Word (finalists will be tested)
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with civil society organizations
  • Familiarity with USAID-funded international development programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • At the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. program
  • Proficiency in Arabic, French, Nepalese, Sinhala, Spanish, or Tamil is a plus
  • Experience organizing conferences or managing professional associations or student groups desired
  • Intermediate level programming languages, graphic design, statistical and/or qualitative software is a plus

The salary for this position is determined based on a wide variety of factors including but not limited to an individuals skill sets, experience, training, certifications, education, as well as business needs and internal equity. At Pact, employees are typically not hired at the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are made based on the aforementioned circumstances. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $22-24/hr.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.


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