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Research Intern - International Development

Research Intern - International Development

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IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector. IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity employer. IMPAQ offers three locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C.; and a Bay Area office in Oakland, California.


IMPAQ International is seeking Research Interns at our Washington, DC office to join our International Development (ID) Division. The Research Intern will support the research team through the responsibilities outlined below.


The Research Intern will provide support to the ID team by performing the following tasks:

  • Assist Project Managers with various aspects of project implementation, including preparation for data collection, programming and testing of survey instruments, review and analysis of quantitative data using statistical software, and technical writing;
  • Conduct project and general literature reviews, summarizing information on key topic areas, as well as federal publications;
  • Support preparation of technical proposals, including coordinating proposals, formatting technical material, backstopping proposal recruitment, and researching/developing business intelligence;
  • Assist in creation and maintenance of internal business intelligence databases;
  • Support the production of marketing materials;
  • Provide project operations backstopping as necessary;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A strong work ethic. Research interns are expected to learn quickly, work independently and in groups, take directions, be organized, and be resourceful and collaborative.
  • Research experience in public policy or related fields required;
  • Previous experience in international development is highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment;
  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is a must;
  • Knowledge or familiarity with data analysis software such as STATA, MS Access and/or other database applications is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge or familiarity with CAPI software such as Survey CTO or Tangerine is highly desirable;
  • Previous experience in report preparation is preferred;
  • Professional level fluency in French is highly desirable.

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