Deadline: 10 July 2022
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) offers a paid, part-time (30 hours/ week) internship for a highly motivated M.Sc. or Ph.D. student. The intern will join the Development Strategy and Governance Division to provide research support to a study reviewing food demand and dietary patterns in developing countries.
The intern is expected to assist in conducting a systematic literature review, performing a meta-analysis, and compiling a database of food demand elasticities. The position is based in Washington, DC, with a remote/virtual option consideration within the United States.
The internship provides the following professional growth and development opportunities within the context of an international research and development organization:
- Gain knowledge of consumer demand and food security-related issues in developing countries.
- Advance skills in conducting systematic literature review, building database for economic analysis, and drafting academic papers.
- Develop skills in data management and advanced quantitative methods.
- Coauthor a research paper and contribute to the preparation of other research outputs.
- Acquire job market-relevant experience from experienced researchers and research analysts and in project-based teamwork.
- Gain a direct insight into the work of a renowned international research institute.
The intern will work with the IFPRI researcher team to:
- Compile publications of food demand estimations and elasticity estimates using structured searchers of literature repositories.
- Review publications and populate Excel-based database with estimation characteristics and results.
- Conduct meta-analysis and complementary analyses, using the STATA software.
- Prepare a draft paper and related research outputs.
- 10 weeks, part-time (30 hours per week)
- Start date: July 24 (flexible)
- Currently enrolled to receive a Master’s or PhD degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, or a closely related field.
- Knowledge of household economics and consumer demand theory.
- Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English, with strong written skills.
- Prior course work in applied econometrics/statistics and knowledge of the STATA software.
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, and with initiative.
- Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work effectively toward deadlines.
V. Preferred Qualifications
- Familiarity with food security and nutrition issues in developing countries.
- Experience in food demand estimations using STATA.
- Experience in conducting systematic literature reviews.
VI. How to Apply?
- To apply, please, follow this link
- Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, B.Sc./M.Sc. transcripts, and other relevant documents demonstrating qualifications before the deadline.