BGD International Development Internship Program
The Summer 2019 Internship application period and selection process is OPEN as of today.
Application Due Date
Summer 2019 Applications Due April 15, 2019.
Internships in International Development
Internships with Blue Glass Development provide the opportunity to become integrated into the strategic, design and execution phases of international development programs. Interns will gain a greater understanding of their future international development counterparts inside the interagency environment. They will gain an insight into the process of program development, and learn how to approach their environment in a comprehensive manner. Internships focus on research, professional development, and project administration. Interns will work within a specific project area based on research and program interests.
All internships are unpaid, and based in Washington, DC. This is for the Summer 2019 Internship Program.
This year BGD will select two interns to work on the following themes:
1. Transition for Syria: What will Syria need for rebuilding its nation? Focus on three aspects of reconstruction through research, attending conferences and expert interviews to produce draft concepts for urban resettlement; legal code adoption; and community security.
2. U.S. Civil-Military Operations in Sub-Sahara Africa: Research, collect, review, interview and draft a lessons learned paper which highlights successes and failure points from the perspectives of the host nation, the participants, the instructors, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Africa Command.
3. Refugee Resettlement: With the current U.S. Administration position on refugees and Post-Brexit ramifications, how will the globe handle its refugee and migration issues? 2019 will be a pivotal year for the global community's management of the vast array of individuals fleeing from conflict, economic and political instability regions throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa. How will the most fragile of nations handle this issue? Will integration be an informal act without approval from nations and if so how will the globe move forward? Focus on supporting local government leaders through creation of programs, draft policies and provide guidance for 12 months to three years of engagement.
4. Ukrainian Transition: With the illegal annexation of Crimea, and ongoing military operations in the Donbas region, Ukraine's population is waging war against Russian aggression. Focus of this internship will be the creation of programs, solutions and opportunities for Ukrainian groups opposing Russian actions.
Start and end dates are flexible. Internships have ranged from one month to six months, and usually follow the academic calendar (i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Interns should be available 30-40 hours per week, part-time internships are also available.
Please send your application packet to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline stated above. A complete application packet includes:
1. Cover letter and resume;
2. Writing sample of approximately three pages (unedited); and
3. Two to three references and their relationship to you (please include phone and email contact information; include an individual familiar with your writing abilities).
Please send completed application materials (PDF or Word, only) via email to: email@example.com. Please include your name, and the internship and term for which you are applying in the subject line (ex.: Name—Summer 2019—Syria Intern). Only applications submitted by the deadline will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be interviewed over the phone or, when possible, in person. The selection process takes approximately two weeks following the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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