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    Society for International Development Fall 2016 Program Associate

    An internship at SID-Washington is an invaluable opportunity for young people interested in pursuing a career in international development. As a Fall Associate, you will meet high-level professionals with years of experience in the field and in Washington, DC – perhaps even your future employer! Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): • Perform general administrative duties (including answering phones, handling mail, drafting correspondence, etc.) • Work closely with our two programmatic coordinators to do the following: o Assist with program development for SID-Washington's numerous topical and regional workgroups o Assist with planning for SID-Washington’s Career Fair at UVA o Assist with preparations for SID-Washington's Annual Dinner o Write summaries of Chapter activities and events to be published on our website • Develop outreach materials • Support the SID-Washington staff in providing deliverables to SID-Washington Board of Directors committees • Assist with various communications initiatives including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and website maintenance Position Qualifications: • Academic and/or work experience in international development and/or event planning preferred • Ability to solve problems creatively, pay meticulous attention to detail, and work well on a small team • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently, while also being receptive to direction • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment and retain a positive outlook under pressure • Strong commitment, including ability to take on limited overtime • Excellent written and oral communications skills • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Connect, and HTML a plus • Ability to work full time (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) A stipend of $1,250 is provided, with half paid at the midpoint and other half paid at the completion of the internship. Stipends are only available to those who do not receive academic credit for their internship. Those seeking academic credit are subject to a bonus following a successful performance review from their direct supervisor. Additionally, the SID-Washington staff is committed to helping dedicated individuals find jobs, develop skills that will be critical to future success in the professional sphere, and build their resumes. To apply, please submit: • A cover letter, including an indication of days/times available to work • A current resume • 3 professional references • A short writing sample Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please include "2016 Fall Programs Associate Application" and your name in the subject line of the email. Due to the number of applications we receive, only finalists will be contacted for interviews. Please submit your full application (preferably as one combined PDF file) to

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    $1,250 for 3 months

    District of Columbia


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    The Society for International Development - Washington Chapter

    The Society for International Development (SID), founded in Washington, D.C. in 1957, is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social, and political development. Now in its 50th Anniversary year, SID has over 3,000 members in 125 countries and over 65 local chapters worldwide – with the largest chapter in Washington, D.C. It works with more than 100 associations, networks, and institutions involving academics, parliamentarians, students, political leaders, and development experts, both at the local- and international- levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations that has a holistic, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to development and social change. Taking full advantage of its location in the financial and policy capital of the international development community, SID-Washington is the most active chapter worldwide and is often referred to as the flagship of the organization. SID-Washington is committed to three principal objectives: 1) to stimulate dialogue and cooperation on global development issues 2) to enhance skills, knowledge and understanding among development practitioners 3) to provide a network for individuals and organizations working in various sectors of international development SID achieves its mission as a forum for the development community through a newsletter, workgroups, and special programs and events. The SID-Washington Chapter has nearly 1,000 individual members including administrators, consultants, students, economists, technical specialists, diplomats, and academics.

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