Internship Opportunity: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Paid Internship Opportunity: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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.

I. Benefits

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.

II. Responsibilities

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.

III. Duration

  • 10 weeks, part-time (30 hours per week)
  • Start date: July 24 (flexible)

IV. Qualifications

  • 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.

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