|International development is a popular career destination for many young people. Graduates can be found working in this field in a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.|
Our programmes have achieved regional and global recognition as a result of our commitment to curricular innovations, community and international partnerships.
Gaining work experience will almost certainly be the first step of your career path. If you are considering a break-in or transition to a global development career, here are five internationally recognized programmes to help you make the leap.
1. Internship in International Development
This programme provides a unique opportunity for young graduates considering a career in international development to gain technical work experience. We provide challenging assignments, and applicants are expected to possess maturity, character, initiative and self-reliance as well as problem solving skills.
As a graduate remote intern at Dataville Research, you receive tailored training, guidance and real responsibility from the beginning, quickly becoming an invaluable candidate in the global development sector.
The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing multiple relief and development organizations to limit travel and rethink operations. This calls for the training of entry-level development practitioners.
2. Fellowship in Development Research
Our research tackles the complex and persistent challenges of poverty and development. We take a multidisciplinary approach and work with an international network of partners to develop solutions which we actively seek to see applied in development policy and practice.
Our Fellows consist of individual researchers working remotely on carrying out research on themes close to those of our programmes. Fellows will be in the network of an IDR affiliate and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes and thematic areas. They will continue to work or study in their current positions and various locations, but will interact with IDR as a part of the Fellowship.
We are soliciting for young professionals seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations and desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.
3. Fellowship in Humanitarian Leadership
From conflicts to natural disasters, humanitarians are at the forefront of providing life-saving aid to populations in need. Negotiating access to these populations and ensuring that aid is delivered in a manner that respects humanitarian norms and international law is no easy task. This work requires strong leadership and strategic vision. Yet, few humanitarian professionals in developing countries have access to leadership training programmes.
This fellowship is committed to preparing the next generation of humanitarian leaders for today’s global challenges. Our programmes have achieved regional and global recognition as a result of our commitment to curricular innovations, community and international partnerships.
Participants will also gain edge over a significant number of humanitarian jobs and fully-funded scholarship opportunities offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations.
4. Statistical Consulting Internship
Statistical consulting is the most challenging and most rewarding part of statistics. A consultant uses the art and science of statistics to solve a practical problem. Problems come from many different fields – community development, marketing, manufacturing, public health, agriculture, or education, but many of us specialize in just a few application areas. Some consultants work at universities or public health agencies, some work in industry, and many run their own business.
This remote statistical internship programme will help you develop skills that cover the whole range of the steps in the statistical consulting process: communication and managing client sessions, applying appropriate statistical techniques, interpreting results and communicating the findings in clear, non-mathematical terms. The hands-on exercises consist of real-life datasets from industry, healthcare and government. Therefore, it serves as a model for your analysis in this programme.
5. Fellowship in Proposal and Grant Writing
This fellowship is aimed at staff of non-profit organizations, development workers, government officials, researchers, consultants and knowledge workers in universities, institutes, government agencies, and corporate organizations, UN agency staff and policy planners who want to learn how to write effective RFPs and grant proposals.
The programme provides an understanding of and practice in RFPs and grant proposal writing for non-profits and foundations. The program is designed for both novice and experienced grant-seekers, it is a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources and writing award winning proposals.
Further, the programme will teach you how to use a standard proposal writing format, the most widely used in the development sector. Fellows will leave this programme with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of their own organization and community.