Strategy Internship Opportunity – Jan/Feb 2014
There is a gap between what research shows is effective in development and what happens in practice. Evidence Action bridges the gap, translating research into tangible results at scale.
A sister organization of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action, Evidence Action is a new organization committed to scaling up proven, cost-effective, and sustainable interventions. Evidence Action was just selected by GiveWell as one of the top 3 charities of 2013.
Dispensers for Safe Water is one of Evidence Action’s two major initiatives. Dispensers for Safe Water combines an innovative chlorine dispenser technology with on-going service delivery to provide safe water in East Africa, reducing diarrheal disease by 40% and costing less than $0.50/person at scale. Dispensers reach over one million people now, and the program plans to scale to 25 million people by 2018 through innovative financing mechanisms.
Intern Qualifications & Role (for more information, click here)
Evidence Action is looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about using their business acumen, ingenuity and analytical skills to recommend approaches to two discrete and high priority projects at Evidence Action. Applicants might be MBA or JD students looking for opportunities during their January break.
We estimate that researching, analyzing and making recommendations these topics will take 2-4 weeks of full time engagement. We are open to either having one intern take on both projects, or having two separate Interns.
If interested: send your CV and a few sentences describing your interest and availability to Christina Riechers, Director of Strategy and Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Interested candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.