Results for Development Institute
Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.
We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.
The EAL practice conducts targeted research using methods such as formative research and rapid experimentation to answer questions relevant to donor and practitioner strategies. By using proven evaluation methods for adaptive management purposes, we work with partners to design, experiment with, and evaluate solutions to accelerate their impact
R4D is seeking a self-motivated, creative, and resourceful intern to start immediately. This is an opportunity for someone to learn and gain experience in the operational and business aspects of international development. The intern will be joining a highly collaborative work environment with colleagues who are enthusiastic about their work.
As our intern you will have a critical role in business development. You will be responsible for researching specific opportunities, funders, and donor trends; and communicating that information to senior team members. You will also maintain and update several databases related to our business development efforts. You will actively contribute to proposal development by editing and/or drafting language for proposals as well as supporting our work in other ways (finding partners, researching previous applications, identifying and articulating practice methodologies, etc.). You will also work closely with the senior team members to facilitate cross-team communication and collaboration and push forward specific initiatives around knowledge management, data analysis, and presentation to internal audiences.
R4D is also seeking someone who is flexible and would be willing to provide surge support on project teams during particularly busy times.
Compensation and Length of Internship
This is a paid remote internship. R4D interns receive DC minimum wage, currently set at $16.10/hour. This Internship will be for a period of three (3) months and can be extended up to twelve (12) months. We are open to flexible hours but anticipate this internship will be an average of twenty (20) hours per week.
- Conduct research to support funding opportunities that the EAL practice is pursuing
- Identify new funding opportunities and/or new funders
- Create workplans to follow through on business development applications
- Research funder priorities and trends and present the information to senior team members
- Support ongoing business development efforts, as needed
- Maintain and update relevant databases
- Source and collate materials for pursuit of business development opportunities
- Creatively facilitate cross-team collaboration and communication
- Provide surge support for project teams as-required
- Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.
- Final year undergraduate student or first-year graduate student, recent college graduate, or any individual with prior experience in an office environment
- Previous experience in business development a plus
- Demonstrated interest in global development issues, especially monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Experience conducting organizational research and synthesizing information into short, easily digestible summaries
- Interest in presenting information creatively for an internal audience
- The ability to set priorities and handle competing time and resource demands
- High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
- Fluency in French is a plus and would potentially open up more opportunities within R4D
How to apply
Please click here to apply.
Closing date: 21-Oct-22