Development Gateway, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization working on international aid management, and Innovations for Peace and Development, a research consortium at UT, are urgently seeking part- and full-time summer interns to provide data analysis support on an interdisciplinary project to better track global development assistance in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development.
Under the direction of Drs. Michael Findley and Catherine Weaver, the team of student researchers will geo-reference and categorize project-level data provided by donor governments. This summer, the project will begin geocoding aid projects in the following countries: Nepal, Senegal, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Training in GIS systems and coding methodologies will be provided.
Interns will also have the opportunity to learn tools for analyzing foreign aid data in conjunction with a variety of development outcomes including food security, health, climate change, democratization, and conflict.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be current undergraduates or graduate students and must have demonstrated interest in geospatial systems, international development, economics, or political science. French speakers and students with GIS experience are highly encouraged to apply as well.
Internships will begin as soon as possible and will continue throughout the summer, with possibility of a continued position with the Innovation for Peace and Development research team in the fall semester. Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week, and preferably will be able to commit between 30-40 hours per week in the summer.
Application: Interested candidates are invited to attend an information session on Monday, April 29th in CLA 1.302D at 5:30 pm. They should also contact Dr. Findley (email@example.com) and Dr. Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org).