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Project Intern- Civil Society & Educaiton 

About the Organization Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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Project Intern- Civil Society & Education

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Project Intern-CSE for the Civil Society & Education Unit.  The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description.


GENERAL:  Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.

APPLICATIONS:  Applicants should go to and submit a current resume, cover letter and reference contacts to the attention of PICSE. Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.





POSITION TITLE:               Project Intern

GROUP:                               Civil Society and Education

LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA

REPORTS TO:                      CESE Program Officers and Program Associates

LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA

STATUS:                               Full-time, non-exempt



The internship is for up to 6-months, full-time paid internship, with possible extension. The internship requires an energetic, detail-oriented person who can assist with the day-to-day operations of select projects in the CESE Unit. Responsibilities will include supporting on-going projects, conducting research on project-related activities, drafting communications materials, and logistical support.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist in tracking program activities of select projects, including monitoring donor requirements, project deliverables, project ending dates and project disbursement dates

  • Assist in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports to donors

  • Support the preparation of major project revisions to be submitted to donor

  • Take part in the design and coordination of research study dissemination processes

  • Conduct project-related and other research, as needed

  • Assist in project start-up and close-out procedures

  • Prepare, review, and edit communications materials for projects

  • Draft contracts/subcontracts for consultants and subrecipients and follow-up with payments, including expense reimbursements and deliverable submission

  • Assist in the review and processing of project financial reports and fund requests, as needed

  • Review and process procurement documentation, as needed.

  • Gather projects’ best practices, success stories, and lessons learned

Qualifications and Background:


  • Recent BA or MA graduate. Alternatively active MA student available to work full time.

  • Relevant focus area related to CSE’s work including international relations, education, political science, women’s studies, human rights, international law etc.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • International experience preferred.

  • Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.

  • Strong analytical and research skills essential.

  • Experience preparing communications materials including brochures, pamphlets, presentations

  • Experience writing or contributing to grant applications/proposals preferred.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to think critically and work independently are a must.

  • Proven commitment to pursuing a career in international development strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) strongly desired










EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, caste, tribe, age (40 or older), disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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