The Workforce Connections project, an Associate Award under the FIELD Support LWA, supports USAID’s E3 Office of Education to advance the achievement of Goal 2 of the USAID Education Strategy: improved ability of tertiary and workforce development programs to produce a workforce with relevant skills to support country development goals by 2015. FHI 360 will achieve these goals by building on existing efforts to create a dynamic, broad-based learning network; offering tools, ideas, and feedback to field Missions interested in expanding their workforce development activities; and contributing to and enhancing the training and professional development activities developed to date by E3.
60 day Internship
The Labor Market Assessment intern will support an initiative within the Workforce Connections program to create an online, interactive labor market assessment guide and toolkit. This internship will focus on supporting the drafting and editing of a series of labor market assessment tools and a guide to their use, gathering and summarizing external labor market assessment tools and resources, and posting these resources on the project website. Given the nature of development work, the intern may also be asked to contribute to urgent proposal work, support project-related meetings, events and conferences, conduct labor market and economic research, and maintain and contribute to Workforce Connections knowledge management materials as needed.
The Labor Market Assessments Intern will work directly with the Technical Advisor and members of the project team to assist with putting together the Labor Market Assessment Toolkit and Guide and making it accessible online. In close collaboration with project staff, the intern will perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training.
- Responsible for drafting, editing, formatting and posting Labor Market Assessment Toolkit and Guide.
- Gather, categorize, summarize, and post external labor market assessment tools and resources.
- Perform quantitative and/or qualitative desk research or annotated bibliographies, as assigned, on topical areas such as workforce development, value chains, business-education partnerships, youth, and gender, in support of proposals, publications, or reports.
- Write, format and edit learning products such as reports, briefs, blog posts or other web content, and the Workforce Connections Newsletter for broader dissemination as requested.
- Organize and support project-related knowledge sharing efforts including presentations, meetings, events, and conferences.
- Maintain Labor Market Assessment and other Workforce Connections documents, dashboards and relevant resources filed and easily searchable in one place.
Pursuing or recent recipient (within one year of graduation) of a relevant Master’s degree in International Development/Relations/Policy/Economics, Regional Studies or a similar field.
- 1-3 years of research, program and/or administrative support experience.
- Understanding of and experience with labor market research and analysis and workforce development programming.
- Strong writing, editing, and critical thinking skills; maintains a high level of attention to detail.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner.
- Ability to navigate Microsoft Word and Excel; Adobe, web publishing, and strong PowerPoint skills a plus.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Foreign language skills (especially Spanish and/or French) a plus.
To apply, please visit the available Labor Market Assessment Intern position on FHI 360 Careers site.