Global Education Innovations (CEI) Intern

Results for Development Institute (R4D)
Deadline for Applications

 The Center for Education Innovations (CEI) is a recent initiative of R4D. CEI aims to increase access to quality education for the poor by identifying, analyzing, and connecting non-state education innovations. To this end, CEI employs a three-pronged approach:

·         IDENTIFY: CEI provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about programs with the potential to improve the way education systems operate for the poor.

·         ANALYZE: CEI analyzes programs in order to translate good practices and build the body of research on non-state innovations and their role in education systems.

·        CONNECT: CEI connects those who are implementing, funding, and analyzing programs in order to facilitate the scale-up and adaptation of successful models.

Summary of Job Description:

  • Provide research, analytical and writing assistance to support program profiling process for CEI (this includes reaching out to innovative education programs globally, conducting in-depth phone interviews with them, and collecting and writing up data into succinct CEI profiles). 
  • Landscape and collect resources related to international non-state education for the Research and Evidence Library (peer-reviewed literature, impact evaluations, systematic reviews, etc).
  • Conduct research on key topic areas, aggregate related program data, and write content for topic pages.
  • Contribute to the CEI communications efforts, including contributing to the CEI blog.
  • Provide administrative support, as needed (for instance, assist in the coordination of R4D’s education events, manage the team’s documents, etc).

The intern will be exposed to a range of issues and topic areas in education, particularly in non-state global education, and will receive mentorship from various members of the Global Education team. 


Summary of Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and inter-personal skills; strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and present data in a way that is easily understood.
  • Experience and/or interest in producing analytic products, including conducting research and writing for reports and publications.
  • Interest in quantitative data collection, management and analysis.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; some experience with data extraction and analysis also valued.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle competing time and resource demands.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, good judgment, and humor.


Candidates who also have some of the following qualifications would be of particular interest, though these are not requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in international development.
  • Experience and/or interest in global education.
  • Any languages in addition to English (primarily Spanish, but also Portuguese, French, or Arabic).



Candidates should be college/university undergraduate students or recent graduates with less than 2 years of work experience; or graduate students with 0-4 years work experience.


Internship period:

Interns are expected to work between 20 – 40 hours a week during a 3-month internship period.



R4d interns will recieve a small stipend commensurate with experience and hours worked.


How to Apply: 

Qualified candidates should apply by forwarding your resume,  cover letter, and 2 writing samples to: Include ’CEI Intern’ in the subject line. In addition to detailing your qualifications and interest, please also mention your start-date availability.