Description: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. In Africa, CIPE’s projects facilitate business-led measures to combat corruption through collective action, capacity building, and through advancing a culture of business ethics and integrity. Through a seventeen-week externship, the Extern will hone their research skills and explore their academic and professional interests. The Extern will conduct studies to evaluate the effectiveness of a business-led initiative to tackle high levels of corruption in the shipping industry in Nigeria. The Extern will present their findings and contribute to a report that will be shared globally and regionally for awareness and advocacy. The Extern will receive a fixed, monthly stipend of US$1,000.00.
Reports To: Anti-Corruption Program Officer & Africa Regional Director
Timeframe: Externs are expected to start by June 3, 2019 through September 26, 2019. Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours.
- Acquire working knowledge in anti-corruption, business integrity, and collective action.
- Develop analytical and research skills.
- Professional development through research, workshops, speaking functions, site visits and other activities.
- Enhance ability to produce written materials for various platforms including database and briefing.
- Network and establish professional contacts by attending events held by CIPE and other Washington, D.C. and/or Lagos-based organizations.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Research for a portfolio on Nigeria port reform initiatives.
- Monitoring and tracking relevant legislation in Nigeria.
- Conducting independent quantitative data analysis.
- Collaborating remotely with other externs to collect data from local stakeholders and regional perspectives.
- Preparing briefs and presentations.
- Copyediting and writing.
- Attending CIPE-wide events, brown bags, or staff development sessions.
- Attend business/professional forums relevant to research topic(s).
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Undergraduate (junior standing or higher) or graduate student majoring in, Economics, or International Relations, International Development, International Business, Law and Policy preferred.
- Background in international development or relevant fields of study.
- Extensive experience conducting in-depth research.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your resume, a compelling statement of interest, a brief writing sample (2-3 pages), and a letter of recommendation from an academic source in your college, to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the following format for the subject line: LAST NAME – AFRICAEXT.