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Internship Opportunity

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Job Position: Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Internship
Location: New York, NY

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is launching its 12-week, 2016 Internship Research Assistant program for graduate students or professionals. GFDD is seeking outstanding individuals with data analysis and research skills in order to support its ongoing socio-economic sustainable development programs, including the creation of research publications. The primary duties of the Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Assistant include gathering and analyzing information in the areas of:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Dominican diaspora in New York
  • Dominican heritage in New York
  • Opportunities for improving New York – Dominican Republic relations

About the position
The internship position of Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Assistant is a part-time/full time position and has duration of 12 weeks with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision. The internship is paid. The Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Assistant will have his/her own desk space with Internet connection at 780 Third Avenue, Midtown, New York City or 1629 K Street NW, Washington, DC. There is the possibility of an extension in the duration of the program, depending on the results.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Assistant will have the unique opportunity to examine issues of contemporary interest, and explore topics that are part of the GFDD agenda by:

  • Conducting research using online resources and publications.
  • Proofreading; editing; verifying references; compiling bibliographies and summarizing research materials.
  • Writing of factsheets and reports.
  • Find innovative ways to present collected data and communicate information through the audiovisual medium.
  • Support in-person research with interviews and strategic visits.
  • Collaborating in any of GFDD ongoing projects, when necessary.
  • Performing other duties assigned by supervisor.

Skills, Knowledge, and Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate/graduate student in the field of economics, sociology, or other social science related field, with a background and/or interest in international relations.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as data collection and project management skills.
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy a must (MS Office suite and internet applications). Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • High capacity for preparing papers and presenting research results on the requested topics in a very short time.
  • Self starter, with ability to conduct independent research; work independently with little or no supervision and as part of a team for extended periods of time.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both domestic and international sustainable development issues.
  • Must be proficient in English and Spanish.

Additional tasks and responsibilities will be assigned as the research needs of the project evolve.

About GFDD
GFDD is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development.

GFDD creates, facilitates, and implements wider scope international human development projects, building on its own experience, expertise and strong national and international networks.

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Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is launching its 12-week, 2016 Internship Research Assistant program for graduate students or professionals. GFDD is seeking outstanding individuals with data analysis and research skills in order to support its ongoing socio-economic sustainable development programs, including the creation of research publications. The primary duties of the Socio-Economic Sustainable Development Research Assistant include gathering and analyzing information in the areas of:

Application Process
Applicants must send the following documents to jobs.office@globalfoundationdd.org

  • Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest);
  • Resume;
  • 3 to 6 page Writing Sample of a recent research paper;
  • 3 References;
  • 1 letter of recommendation.