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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 4/20/2018

RTI International Durham, NC

Durham, NC
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


RTI International seeks an intern to assist with the Conflict and Transition practice area for Summer 2018. This practice area falls under the purview of the International Development Group's Governance and Economic Development Division, and focuses on programming in conflict mitigation, peace building, preventing and countering violent extremism, and crime and violence prevention. Our current work centers on integrating conflict and transition lenses into existing RTI projects, supporting research and outreach events on relevant topics, and project management. This internship will provide the successful prospect a mentored learning experience, and the opportunity to expand his/her classroom knowledge and skills within a professional setting.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Supporting desk research for new business development opportunities;

* Supporting staff in gathering information and coordinating across RTI units for systems development;

* Assisting in organizing and implementing RTI conferences, meetings, round tables, etc. in the conflict and transition area;

* Providing operations and administrative support to USAID project start-up, as required;

* Other tasks, as required by the Conflict & Transition team.

Undergraduate students (who have completed their junior-year course work) must be enrolled in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Peace, War and Defense (PWAD) Program.


This unpaid internship, located in one of our two offices - Research Triangle Park, NC or Washington, DC, will begin in May 2018 through August 2018. This internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., Monday through Friday). Selected interns must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution, and must meet one of the following criteria: receive academic credit; fulfill an academic program requirement; or receive external funding. International students are encouraged to apply. For questions about eligibility for unpaid internships at RTI, please contact


* Currently enrolled undergraduate student in the Peace, War, and Defense Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, that has completed his/her junior-year course work.

* Significant research and reporting experience, excellent writing and organizational skills.

* Experience in qualitative research methodologies.

* Experience in quantitative research methodologies, preferred.

* Ability to work independently and willingness to work in a team environment.

* Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects.

* Experience studying, working, or traveling in developing countries is preferred.

* Fluency in English is required, and comprehension of an additional language, such as Spanish, French, and/or Arabic, is highly desired.

* Eligibility to receive academic credit, fulfill an academic program requirement, or receive external funding.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting research that improves the human condition. RTI International is one of the world's leading nonprofit research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries.

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