IMPAQ International, LLC

Intern, International Labor

Job Location US-DC


IMPAQ is seeking an Intern (International Labor) to help our International Development (ID) team expand its technical assistance and program evaluation work related to international labor rights and policies.


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:

  • monitoring labor inspection and justice system strengthening activities
  • conducting literature reviews and tracking labor justice reform–related developments
  • organizing training workshops and stakeholder consultations
  • reporting on project indicators and writing, editing, and formatting evaluation reports
  • overseeing the work of expert consultants, ensuring deliverable quality and timeliness
  • drafting and editing scopes of work for consultants
  • coordinating field mobilization for staff and consultants
  • processing invoices and payments to subcontractors and vendors
  • maintaining project document libraries on SharePoint and on shared drives 

New Business Development, by:

  • maintaining proposal calendars
  • meeting notetaking and coordinating brainstorming, budget, and proposal review meetings
  • assisting with proposal background research
  • participating in key and non-key personnel proposal recruitment
  • formatting CVs, editing and formatting proposals
  • maintaining proposal document libraries on SharePoint and on shared drives

Program Evaluation, depending on the candidate’s interests and skills, by supporting staff in:

  • writing, compiling, editing, and formatting portions of evaluation reports
  • cleaning, reviewing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data from impact and performance evaluations using various software programs
  • supporting the creation of presentation-quality reports from data analysis results


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:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of the team
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, leadership, and initiative to learn new skills
  • Ability to produce high quality reports in English in a timely fashion
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S.


Preferably, the candidate should also have:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with U.S. government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants
  • Experience with data analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and data management techniques using STATA, SAS, Access, NVivo, Excel, or other databases
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and methodologies
  • Foreign language skills, particularly Spanish or French, and the ability to produce high quality reports in the language(s) in a timely fashion


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.


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