Internship: Institutional Knowledge Management & Data Analysis Intern

Search For Common Ground


Supervised by the DME for Peace Project Manager, Search is seeking a Institutional Knowledge Management & Data Analysis Intern for the Summer of 2019 to join the Institutional Learning Team. The intern will support the establishment of new knowledge management practices within the team and may also support our projects that help to codify M&E methodologies and systems for teams working across the world.

If you are a student and would like to earn course credit from your internship, we are willing to work with you to develop a rigorous workload that is relevant to your field of study and professional interests.

We want our interns to make the most of this experience.  To this end, we ask every intern to develop a set of strategic learning objectives at the beginning of their internship with their supervisor, outlining their key learning and professional development needs.  ILT staff will work with you to ensure assignments are relevant to these learning objectives, and that you continue to grow throughout your internship.

This internship requires a minimum commitment of three days per week.


  • Support the DME for Peace Project Manager in the downloading and cataloging of institutional learning team materials;
  • Maintain the ILT Policy Site, ensuring all materials are up to date and relevant;
  • Curate existing resources and support development of new resources on design, M&E, and learning for use within Search;
  • Provide support to the DME for Peace team in analysis of the platform’s analytics;
  • Support the development of learning materials from SFCG programming, including best and emerging practices, lessons learned, key evaluation findings etc.; and,
  • Produce summary documents based off of data, evidence. and evaluations.

General Responsibilities

  • Organizing meetings, taking notes, and providing logistical support for the DM&E team;
  • Contribute to global learning with contributions to the DME for Peace website (, including writing original blog posts on relevant topics;
  • Organize and support ILT-sponsored brown bag lunch events, trainings and other informational presentations to Search staff.


You meet the following qualifications:


  • Junior or Senior undergraduate level, with completed coursework in data analysis, social sciences, or related field;


  • Interest, education, or experience in Peacebuilding, International Development, or other related fields;
  • Interest, education or experience in Data Management, Information Management, Information Systems; and,
  • Experience in information gathering and research – book, journal and internet;

Required Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills and the ability to draft, edit and proofread; and,
  • Excellent computer skills (including Word, Excel, various Web 2.0 tools).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Creative and thorough approach to work; and,
  • Interest in evaluation of conflict resolution interventions.

The intern should be able to commit to working for Search for a minimum of 3 days per week for at least a 3 month period. The ideal starting date for this internship would be June 3rd 2019, though there may be some flexibility.

This position will close on  April 23, 2019

How To Apply

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items  to our employment portal here:

  • current resume
  • cover letter

In your cover letter, please clearly state why the position is of interest, what you can bring to it and what you hope to gain from it, and any regional or topical interests.  If applicable, please list any other divisions you have applied to within Search.  Please clearly state if you are seeking course credit from this internship and any requirements your University may have for such work. Also, please include the date you can start work, the length of your availability (in months), and the number of hours per week to which you can commit.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

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Type: Internship

Application Deadline: 04/23/2019

Washington, DC, USA