Data, Evidence and Learning Internship (706-566), San Diego, United States 139 views

Tracking Code 706-566

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience at an international development non-government organization with a focus on data use and evidence-based decision-making. The main focus of this internship will be to conduct a study to determine how PCI program teams engage with different types of stakeholders (such as government, other NGOs, local communities, etc) to effectively share data and evidence to stakeholders for collaborative learning and improved accountability.

Our goal is to identify and document what approaches and tools are currently being used across PCI projects in multiple countries to answer questions such as: how do teams reach out and activate external stakeholders, how are data best shared with different types of stakeholders, and what approaches and share-out strategies work best with different stakeholder audiences? This internship will be a good fit for those with genuine interest in understanding how programs engage with local stakeholders and strive to use data for decision-making in real-world settings and in community led development.

The intern will work under the direction of a Technical Advisor in PCI’s MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Unit), and will be expected to be actively engaged in developing study questions, methodology, and full execution of this project, as well as responsible for submitting a final written report deliverable. A PowerPoint presentation will be delivered to MERL and other interested PCI staff at the close of this internship.


  • Develop a study plan with key questions and methodology to assess and map out data-sharing approaches, and document findings from different country programs and technical sectors (such as nutrition, health, education, emergency response, women’s empowerment, sustainability, and/or others as appropriate)
  • Conduct a thorough reference review to identify the methodology and finalize interview questions
  • Conduct key informant interviews with selected PCI staff at headquarters and remotely across PCI’s global portfolio.
  • Evaluate/analyze information from interviews and/or focus groups
  • Write final report
  • Oral presentation to PCI staff

  • Must be current Masters or Ph.D. student in public health, international health, global health, epidemiology, or a similar field, and with documented interest in community-based interventions.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of international development, including global health and community based interventions
  • Qualitative data analysis skills
  • MS Word and Excel proficiency
  • Able to conduct oneself in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver work on time
  • Ability to think critically
  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI

  • Previous experience in development and/or administration of surveys or key informant interviews; managing and organizing datasets; study design, quantitative analysis; any experience working in a developing country in a community intervention setting; Spanish speaking skills are helpful but not required.

    We are looking for dedicated individuals willing to commit to approximately a 3 month internship of 15-20 hours per week, on-site during regular business hours.


    Founded in 1961, PCI is an international development and humanitarian assistance organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and currently operates in 16 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Sectoral focus areas include humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management; health and nutrition; water and sanitation; food and livelihood security; and disease prevention and mitigation. With a staff of over 600 around the world, PCI serves approximately

  • 7 million people annually.
  • Job Locations San Diego, California, United States Position Type Intern

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