Research and Learning Internship
Company: Childfund International
Posted on: June 13, 2022
ChildFund's Research and Learning Team is looking for research and
learning interns who are excited about the applied health and
social science research process and interested in the intersection
of child protection, child development, and public health.
ChildFund is a child-focused International Non-Governmental
Organization (INGO) which, since 1938, has worked with local
implementing partners (LIPs), governments, and other partner
organizations to help create the safe environments children need to
Interns will gain practical research experience at a humanitarian
child development non-governmental organization (NGO) while
contributing to ChildFund's research and learning objectives for
specific projects and overall organizational learning agenda. -
Specific projects include research and evaluation support for
ChildFund's programming for children, families and communities in
20 country offices and other global initiatives focused on
school-based violence prevention and responsive and protective
parenting, respectively. The interns' research support for these
projects will also contribute ChildFund's ongoing development of
learning products such as learning briefs, case studies, conference
presentations, and journal publications.
The internship duration is for four months with the opportunity for
extension, depending on the needs of the Research and Learning
The internship has a flexible weekly time commitment (15 hours or
- Provide research support to Senior Researcher Advisor/Directors,
to include assisting with:
- Design and conduct of literature reviews, document reviews, and
other quantitative and qualitative synthesis activities.
- Preparation for and execution of quantitative and qualitative
- Support data collection for ongoing and new, primary research
- Generate summary reports and briefings to summarize research
findings and to support the development of learning products (i.e.,
learning briefs, conference presentations, and journal
- Enrolled in a Public Health, Education, Psychology, or related
- Knowledge of research methods, including behavioral/social
science experimental study design and threats to internal/external
- Experience designing and conducting literature reviews
(bibliographic database searches, review of articles, etc.) and/or
research syntheses (systematic reviews).
- Ability to manipulate and analyze datasets in Microsoft Excel and
one or more statistical analysis software packages, e.g., SPSS,
STATA, SAS, R, etc.
- Experience writing reports on research studies.
- Advanced computer skills, with proficiency in using Microsoft
Office suite applications, e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience with qualitative analysis software, e.g., NVIVO a
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Team player.
**HOW TO APPLY**
**To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter,
resume, and short writing sample as one PDF document specifying
"Research and Learning Internship" as the title.**
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and up to two
internships are available.
ABOUT CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL
ChildFund International (ChildFund) [www.childfund.org] is a
child-focused International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO)
which, since 1938, has worked with local implementing partners
(LIPs), governments, and other partner organizations to help create
the safe environments children need to thrive. ChildFund's twofold
purpose is to (a) help deprived, excluded, and vulnerable children
around the world. This is done by improving their lives and helping
them become adults who bring positive change to their communities;
and (b) promote societies that value, protect, and advance the
worth and rights of children. ChildFund has direct programming in
communities in twenty countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas,
including the United States. - ChildFund works across three key
life stages to tailor interventions to meet children's evolving
needs as they develop from infancy through young adulthood.
ChildFund's Research and Learning team implements a research
program to support thought leadership, visibility, and overall
learning around the organization's child development and child
protection work. Research initiatives include both internal and
external evidence synthesis, formative research, and primary and
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