Summer internship opportunity at Global Fund for Women

Learning and Evaluation Intern

Operations – San Francisco, California / New York City, New York


At Global Fund for Women, our vision is a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions. We are a global champion for the rights of women and girls, using grantmaking and advocacy to propel global movements for women’s rights.



Global Fund for Women engages interns with the interest, educational focus, and skills that contribute to the successful completion of a Global Fund for Women project or initiative. Global Fund for Women strives to ensure that the internship has the potential to significantly enhance the intern’s coursework.  Interns must be an undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate of an academic institution.

The Learning and Evaluation (LEI) Intern supports the LEI team by helping to analyze our work both with individual grantees and with our portfolio as a whole to enable the Global Fund for Women to learn more about its place in the women’s rights movement and to contribute to its’ progress. S/he will be responsible for analysis of specific initiative progress and results as well as contributing to a story management system by identifying, capturing, and sharing grantee stories from their final reports. During the internship period, the LEI Intern will gain key knowledge, experience, and skills related to the evaluation of social change work at the foundation level.

Additional functions include:

·  Enter and analyze grantee data, including applications and reports

·   Assist identifying, capturing, and sharing stories from final report reviews (creation of a story management system)

·   Contribute to analysis of specific grantmaking initiatives’ progress and results

·    Conduct literature reviews, Internet research, and other projects

·    Participate in coordinating and setting in place processes and systems for learning and evaluation at the organizational level




·      Proficient with Microsoft Excel

·       Experience using databases (for example, Salesforce)

·       Strong analysis and quantitative skills (for example, coursework in statistics)

·       Knowledge of various research and evaluation approaches and methods

·     Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task effectively

·     Strong oral and written communication skills

·    Strong writing, research and analytical skills

·     Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment independently and as part of a team

·    Able to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment and exhibit flexibility

·    Motivated to learn

·    Commitment to promoting the Global Fund for Women’s mission and goals, including its commitment to diversity and to women’s human rights

Strongly Preferred

·   Experience with other data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, R)

·   Experience with data visualization

·   Proficient reading and writing in another language (Spanish, Russian, Arabic or French preferred)



·   Master’s degree (in progress) in international studies, public policy, political science, development studies, economics, or another relevant field.  Preferred specialization in research methodology and program evaluation.

·    1-3 years of work or volunteer experience, preferably in non-profit organizations

·     Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis is preferred

·      Experience working in a diverse and fast-paced environment



This is an unpaid position, generally for a two-month period from mid-June through mid-August for approximately 20 to 30 hours per week with the possibility of extension.



All pages of the application should be typed and should include the following:

·   Resume, including your contact information

·   Cover letter, including your availability, relevant skills, and why you are interested in a Learning and Evaluation internship with a women’s fund

The Global Fund for Women is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.  Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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