Transparency and Accountability Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
We are looking for a smart, dynamic individual who can help will increase the space for civil society engagement with the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The internship will help coordinate BIC’s advocacy campaign with this key decision making body with the goal of ensuring that the Executive Directors are open and accountable to civil society in their constituency countries.
The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to multilateral institutions, development, international human rights, and the environment. The intern will communicate with high level World Bank officials, along with environment and social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.
- Develop and implement a transparency scorecard monitoring interaction with civil society by the executive director offices at the World Bank
- Identify and communicate with civil society groups in partner countries who are concerned with issues of transparency at the World Bank
- Help coordinate internal and external communications relevant to Board of Executive Directors.
- Increasing BIC’s engagement with transparency and accountability coalitions and networks.
- Continuing advocating for requests from our partners. These issues include Executive Directors and Alternates making their travel to constituency countries publically available, keeping up to date contact information on their staff and areas of responsibilities, plus publishing their position on board policies and projects.
- Utilize, monitor, and help disseminate the growing number of tools available for civil society to engage and to understand WB activities in member countries such as the ‘Mapping for Results Initiative’, WB Consultation Hub, or Aid Data 3.0.
- Conduct comprehensive research on laws within various countries that relate to IFI engagement with a focus on access to information.
- Strong research skills
- Interest in transparency and accountability
- Comfortable communicating with high-level officials
- Familiarity with some of the following issues: environmental assessment, land rights, disability rights, children’s rights, climate change, forests.
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
- Some experience in communications with web design/ WordPress experience preferred.
Salary and Duration
This is an unpaid internship. We are looking for someone who can commit to being in the office 3 days per week through December.
Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this internship and 1-2 page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Transparency Intern” on the subject head. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.