| Job Description
The Aspen Institute:
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.
Aspen Global Health and Development (GHD) is one of the Institute's largest policy programs. GHD's mission is to promote innovative, breakthrough strategies for global development. Established at the end of 2009, GHD operates programs to strengthen political leadership for health in Africa and Asia, fosters new voices of development expertise from the Africa and Asia, strengthens small businesses in the artisan sector as drivers of economic development, promotes the centrality of reproductive health to development, and forges transformative approaches to agriculture and food security, linking health and food security interventions, GHD also leads on the Aspen Institute's Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health together with the Institute's domestic health program, Health, Medicine and Society. GHD holds high level policy forums, conducts strategic research and documentation, establishes partnerships and provides technical assistance and capacity building.
Overview of Responsibilities:
This position will work with GHD's New Voices Fellowship. The Fellowship is a groundbreaking initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. It offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers. Read more here.
We are seeking an organized, self-starting intern with strong detail orientation and research and communication skills to work closely with the program staff and support New Voices program activities. Ideally, the intern will possess a familiarity with issues around international development, media and communications.
Essential duties will include:
- Monitoring and evaluation assistance
- Gather data on Fellows' previous and current media appearances for grant reporting.
- Synthesize data into easily understood graphs and chart.
- Communications assistance
- Collect articles relevant to Fellows' expertise
- Stay abreast of current global health and development policy
- Gather information on upcoming conferences and speaking opportunities for Fellows
- Research, drafting and editing
- Keep abreast of news and current trends in global family planning and international development, disseminate information on key issues to team members.
- Support GHD staff with document formatting, printing, copying, and other administrative tasks.
- Meeting Planning
- Assist in planning events, including supporting on venue logistics, catering, travel arrangements, name tag printing, materials preparation, and day-of support.
- Website maintenance
- Support New Voices team with website updates, drafting and updating content as needed (no html experience necessary).
- Data management
- Update and organize data in the Salesforce database.
- Assist in event strategy, planning, and monitoring and evaluation by categorizing and tracking participants for New Voices events.
- Help innovate new opportunities for streamlining data, being more strategic and saving time.
- Current undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate. Degree in international relations, public health, political science, environmental studies, journalism, or a related field preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in international development and international public health policy.
- Support for and knowledge of Aspen GHD's mission and programs.
- Self-starter, detail oriented and commitment to excellence.
- Excellent writing and communications skills.
- Highly organized, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
- Strong research and document formatting skills.
- Ability to work well in a team.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Social media and web experience a plus.
- Video editing skills a plus
To apply: Please submit the following documents:
2) Cover letter highlighting your interest in the New Voices Fellowship internship and your qualifications for the position.
3) Writing sample demonstrating your ability to independently research, analyze and communicate complex topics.
- April – September 2017, with possibility of extension
- 16 -40 hours/week between 9am-5pm