12SEP - Internship (Capacity Building), CRDF Global - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

CRDF Global is a nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration (S&T).  Our public-private partnerships extend across the globe, including countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia, and North Africa.  Through grants, technical resources and training, CRDF Global advances international S&T collaboration, supports emerging nations and promotes greater connectivity with emerging scientific communities.  At CRDF Global, we emphasize a client-centered, mission-driven approach supported by creativity and flexibility. 

Location - Arlington, Virginia

Job Description

The intern’s primary assignment will be with the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) team assisting in research, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation of current and future projects.  BEP’s work is funded by the U.S. Department of State in a multi-year grant from the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction, with the goal of reducing the risk that terrorists will misuse life science expertise, equipment or materials. 

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who can work both independently and as part of the team to assist with the development and coordination of international projects and who enjoys working in a challenging environment.  Candidates must have a strong interest and academic or professional background in life sciences, nonproliferation policy, and/or security studies and be motivated to engage in a wide range of technical areas. 

Job Responsibilities

The intern will provide administrative and logistical assistance, may assist with proposal development and project execution, maintain relevant files and databases, attend CRDF Global related events in the D.C. area and perform research and writing tasks on nonproliferation, biotechnology, biosafety and biosecurity issues.  The intern will also have a focus on monitoring and evaluation aspects of programming especially in the development of new proposals for the upcoming fiscal year.

Job Requirements

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including prior experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel is preferred. 
  • Interest in qualitative data analysis, research and proposal development. 
  • Interest in the life sciences, biosecurity/biosafety, global health security, international relations in the Middle East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and/or South and Southeast Asia is desirable.
  • Ability to work at least 15 hours per week with a maximum of 28 hours per week; the internship tenure is limited to 5 months. 
  • U.S. work authorization is required

How to Apply

Apply at http://www.crdfglobal.org/about-us/careers/internships.

Deadline – N/A