IMPAQ is currently providing training and technical assistance to the ministries of labor and statistical agencies of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and will soon launch a range of diverse activities to strengthen government labor law enforcement in Georgia, Honduras, and Mexico as part of three, four-year projects funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
With our experienced team of experts and through our suite of diverse tools, we facilitate a clearer understanding of the impacts and implications of legal, policy, and programming decisions. We provide practical, evidence-driven ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment, particularly in response to declining budgets and increased expectations.
Personal Qualities. IMPAQ is looking for candidates with a passion for worker rights, labor justice, and action research. They will be driven to assess what works in development programming and design projects that provide tangible benefits to workers, employers, and governments. They will have the tenacity and confidence to work within an international team of economists, sociologists, lawyers, programmers, and policy experts to help advance workers’ rights through evidence-based technical assistance.
Summary of Position. The candidate will participate in research, planning, and reporting activities for international technical assistance projects funded by USDOL, among other institutions. Depending on the interests and skill set of the candidate, the candidate will be involved in the design and coordination of external evaluations of programs aiming improve compliance with international labor standards, including around child labor, forced labor, and occupational safety and health. The candidate will also help write persuasive proposals describing complex activities and highlighting IMPAQ’s institutional capabilities and key personnel. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, supporting:
Technical Assistance, by supporting staff in:
New Business Development, by:
Program Evaluation, depending on the candidate’s interests and skills, by supporting staff in:
Qualifications. The candidate is knowledgeable about international labor standards, particularly those related labor inspection and collective bargaining, and international relations. They are also familiar with technical assistance and evaluation methodologies in international development. Previous experience working for a public policy or labor rights-focused organization is highly desired.
In addition, the candidate must have:
Preferably, the candidate should also have:
Expected Hours of Work. This is a full-time, paid internship. Internships typically last the length of an academic semester. IMPAQ’s hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as internship duties demand.
Other Duties. Please note this internship description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the candidate for this internship. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
AAP/EEO Statement. IMPAQ International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).
Deadline. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.