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    More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

    This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any complete application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.

    You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application, should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.

    The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) is pleased to announce a late summer - early fall internship opportunity within the Office of Policy (PPL/P). PPL provides internal and external leadership on USAID’s development mission by shaping Agency and USG development policy and promoting best practices. Within PPL, the Office of Policy helps drive Agency thought leadership, leads an inclusive process of formulating Agency policies and assessing policy implementation and impact, analyzes emerging and cross-cutting issues, and ensures development perspectives are integrated into USG foreign policy.

    PPL/P operates in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, actively engaged internally and externally to ensure that a clear, considered and expert development voice contributes to policy discussions within the US Government, with our development partners, and in international forums.

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    The Policy Development Intern will assist the Office of Policy with both ongoing workstreams and the unforeseen policy demands that will inevitably arise. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to help support ongoing policy development processes, currently including trade promotion, risk management, education, and the policy development process itself. One specific task will be to help launch a policy register that will organize in one place all the policies, strategies, and implementation guidance that govern USAID programming.

    Other tasks may include:

    • Supporting ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of current gender and democratization policies,
    • Contributing to background papers and briefers for high-level events such as the World Humanitarian Summit or the UN General Assembly.
    • Reviewing Country Development Cooperation Strategies to identify potential policy concerns;
    • Supporting the learning agenda on extreme poverty
    The individual will report to the Director of the Office of Policy or his designee.

    The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience and abilities: Strong research, analytical, presentation, and writing skills; ability to express complex concepts clearly and concisely in speaking and in writing; and the ability to handle multiple assignments with competing and tight deadlines. Familiarity with international development issues and organizations and overseas work experience are preferred.

    The person selected must be able to work in the months of August, September, and/or October if needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens - Students who are enrolled in qualifying academic programs.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441302500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.