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Research Employment Opportunity: Temporary/Paid/Internship

Open Government Partnership Independent Reporting Mechanism

Want to gain international research experience? Interested in monitoring and evaluating policy implementation in a variety of countries? The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is hiring an intern to help produce country reports written by national researchers. If interested, submit CV and writing sample to IRM@opengovpartnership.org. Minimum 20 hours per week, with a strong preference for candidates able to work full time 40 hours/week.



The Open Government Partnership is seeking highly organized individuals with strong writing skills to collaborate with the Independent Reporting Mechanism team to review reports written by national researchers in over 50 countries. The Intern will work closely with IRM staff to ensure high quality assessments and strong writing in all reports. From October – March, the Specialist will assist in all stages of the reporting process, from reviewing drafts and overseeing quality control through final publication.


  • Review country reports, Interns will be responsible for:
    • Fact-checking national studies;
    • Assisting in the editorial and publication process;
    • Copy-Editing, formatting, and proofing reports;
    • Carrying out country-relevant research and writing policy briefing notes for staff.


  • Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in International Affairs, Journalism, or Political Science
  • Strong writing skills, including English usage and mechanics;
  • Demonstrated attention to details including copy-editing and proofreading skills;
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Academic research experience
  • Prior internship experience with research, editing and/or publishing in public policy issues
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize and manage large amounts of information;

Other details

  • Interested candidates must submit materials by October 23, 2017.
  • This internship is paid.
  • This is a temporary one semester assignment with possibility of extension for outstanding performers.
  • The IRM team is based in Washington, DC – applicants must be available to be in the DC office near McPherson Square a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Interested candidates should submit an English CV and a sample of previous publications or writing sample to the IRM staff at IRM@opengovpartnership.org. Please use the following email title: “OGP IRM Temporary Employee.”
  • Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.
  • The Open Government Partnership Support Unit, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LBGTQI communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.