Leadership and Global Activation Fall 2019 Research Internship

Leadership and Global Activation Fall 2019 Research Internship

Organizational Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership (www.vitalvoices.org) is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools that they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings, and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity, and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices, we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.


Position Description:

The Vital Voices team is seeking a motivated intern who will support the Leadership & Global Activation team and provide analytical support on a research project. This position reports to the team’s Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist.


The internship requires a commitment of up to 10 hours per week. The position is unpaid, but students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms, and preference will be given to students who can commit to a full semester. Working remotely is available for this specific position.



  • On-the-job training for a variety of skills
  • Professional development opportunities, including regular “lunch and learn” sessions
  • A chance to learn about international advocacy
  • Network with professional advocates in the non-profit sphere
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship



  • Research and data analytics, specifically with qualitative materials
  • Synthesizing data into digestible formats
  • Writing and editing reports



  • Majoring in international affairs, public policy, gender studies or some other relevant field (graduate students preferred)
  • Interest in and knowledge of global women’s issues and international development
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy (Excel, PowerPoint, Nvivo, and document formatting skills preferred)


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, email the materials listed below to kellyheller@vitalvoices.org using “LGA Research Intern – [your full name]” as the subject line of the message.

Applications must include the following in order to be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Short writing sample
  • Two references (including contact information)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.