Research, Innovation, & Learning Intern


About the organization

BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more. Headquartered in Bangladesh and working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 100 million people worldwide.

Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work and mobilizing resources to underpin programs. BRAC USA works closely with international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


BRAC USA seeks an intern with exceptional writing and research skills to support the Program Team for Spring 2022. Reporting to the Sr. Program Manager, Research & Learning at BRAC USA, the Research, Innovation, and Learning Intern will work with a small but productive team.

This is a paid, part-time internship. The ideal candidate will be able to work remotely 15-20 hours per week, preferably in the mornings (EST) Monday - Thursday. This internship will begin on or about January 18, 2022, and will continue for 15 weeks. Applicants should be available for orientation on January 18, 2022.

Primary Responsibilities

Locate, read, and summarize relevant research articles.
Draft and edit concise research briefs and literature reviews.
Create brief summaries of data analyses and/or data visualizations.
Schedule meetings and document minutes.
As appropriate, provide more in-depth support on survey development, data analysis, and the preparation of grant proposals.


At least a rising senior or equivalent years of education and/or experience, graduate student preferred.
A demonstrated passion for international development and BRAC’s mission.
An aptitude for research (e.g., curiosity, critical thinking, and the ability to summarize information).
Excellent writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills.
Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Excel, including managing datasets, utilizing pivot tables, and analyzing data.
Deadline and task-oriented.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, team-oriented (virtual) atmosphere.
An interest in women's economic empowerment and/or youth empowerment preferred.
Experience with survey design, including question construction and levels of measurement preferred.
Experience with advanced quantitative (e.g., R) and qualitative tools for data management and analysis preferred.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and one work sample (e.g., writing sample or other creative projects) by November 30, 2021.

BRAC USA offers academic credit where permitted.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.

BRAC USA values a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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