Global Program Support Internship


CNFA’s mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector.

Position Description  

Spring Term: January 2nd – May 30th, 2014. Application Deadline: December 11th, 2013. Internships are full-time (40hrs/wk) with a $1500/month stipend & 3 paid vacation days. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Programs and several Program Officers, the GPS Intern assists in backstopping CNFA's economic and enterprise development projects in Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, countries throughout Africa and the Caribbean. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed
  • Support the Executive Projects Officer in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters
  • Backstop all aspects of USAID and AGRA agricultural programs throughout Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe
  • Facilitate communications between Regional field offices and the CNFA-DC headquarters through conference calls, correspondence, and contact lists
  • Review, edit and translate (given the necessary skill set) program documents, including all types of reports submitted to home office from the field
  • Research various features of existing programs and new business; participate in discussions of program strategy and the field of international development
  • Arrange international travel logistics for program officers and consultants with regard to plane, hotel, and embassy visits to obtain visas
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and donor Monitoring & Evaluation to track key program indicators 

Eligibility and Requirements  

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask
  • Admin background and interest in program management
  • Strong research skills, experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial
  • The candidate should be a college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and demonstrate an interest in international development.
  • Prior office experience is required, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred.  

How to Apply 

All internship applicants should submit an online candidate profile and upload a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample (no more than three pages) through the electronic application form accessible through the jobs section of our website; An ability to start earlier than the indicated start date could be looked upon favorably and should be indicated in the cover letter. Please list your name, the type of internship, and internship term (spring, summer, or fall) on the footer of each page submitted. Note that the filenames of your documents for upload must contain no spaces in order for our system to accept them. Please upload the resume first among the other documents. One letter of recommendation should be submitted directly from your reference to CNFA by email (preferred method) with the letter attached in Word or PDF format), mail, or fax to the contact below. Send to: Executive Projects Officer; CNFA; 1828 L St NW Ste 710; Washington, DC 20036. Tel. + ; Fax. +; Email: