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Intern/Graduate Fellow, Africa

Intern/Graduate Fellow, Africa

McLarty Associates is seeking a bright, resourceful individual for a paid internship/graduate fellowship to support our Africa practice. We are seeking an individual who can work approximately 25-35 hours/week starting mid-May through August 2021.

Internship/graduate fellowship responsibilities generally include:
conducting extensive research of public policy, international, and business issues;
  • writing memos, compiling biographies, preparing presentations;
  • monitoring regional news outlets;
  • attending and reporting on speeches, panel discussions, and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients;
  • assisting professional staff with general office and administrative support; and
  • other duties as assigned.

We are seeking individuals who are:
  • accomplished researchers;
  • excellent writers;
  • exceptionally organized with an independent and creative nature;
  • strong critical thinkers;
  • inclined to take initiative and anticipate the needs of the team;
  • attentive to details;
  • able to operate in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;
  • able to remain poised under pressure and juggle multiple projects at a time;
  • proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Office 365, and other business applications and media platforms.

Ideal candidates for this position possess an understanding of international politics, economics, trade, technology, government relations, business, culture, and entrepreneurship. Applicants should also have a robust background, demonstrated interest, and/or experience living or studying in sub-Saharan Africa. Regional language proficiency strongly preferred, particularly French, but not required. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Interested applicants must submit an application that includes:
  • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience and skills;
  • Resume; and
  • Short Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages) demonstrating strong research and concise writing on issues related to sub-Saharan Africa, international politics, or political economy. The preferred format for the writing sample is that of a policy memo.

Please compile all application materials into one PDF document.
Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, this internship will be remote.
We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.