Intern, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Washington, DC · Intern

About The Position

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Center for Civilians in Conflict is an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to improve protection for civilians caught in conflict zones. Our mission is to work with armed actors and civilians in conflict to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate, and respond civilian harm. We are advocates who believe that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm. Learn more at

CIVIC is seeking highly qualified applicants for our Spring Internship program to work directly with our Sr. MEL Advisor. An internship at CIVIC is a rigorous and rewarding experience, requiring strong research skills, a working knowledge of international humanitarian law and practice, and an exceptional level of maturity and focus. Our interns and fellows have participated in high-level Washington DC meetings and often have the opportunity to design and advocate for their own projects within CIVICs scope of work. They have gone on to full time employment in organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Department of Defense, Department of State, Open Society Foundation, and the World Bank.

This internship is open to current graduate level students or those who have recently completed graduate studies.


  • Internship duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Support development and implementation of CIVIC’s MEL plan;
  • Work closely with business development team to provide MEL inputs for proposals;
  • Work directly with program team to develop targeted surveys to capture baseline/endline data of participant knowledge of and/or skills in the workshop curriculum;
  • Draft project data collection tools;
  • Support project teams to track program progress toward project indicators;
  • Support project staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress;
  • Collaborate with project teams to draft routine and ad-hoc reports;
  • Support project teams to data collect and data quality assessments; and
  • Analyze M&E information both programs to provide recommendations for program optimization based on end user feedback.

Applicants should be flexible and have confidence in handling multiple tasks, as well as the ability to work independently. Applicants are expected to have excellent writing and research skills and should anticipate using these skills frequently. Graduate level course work in monitoring and evaluation, project design, statistics, international development, or related topics required. Experience with data analysis software packages a plus. Interns will be expected to maintain a level of confidentiality and discretion when working with sensitive information.


Minimum Time Requirement: This is a full-time internship and interns should be available for a period of at least four months, beginning in September 2018 and running through December 2018.

This is an unpaid internship; interns working in the Washington DC office qualify for a small daily stipend for food and travel. CIVIC is not able to sponsor candidates for this position; a valid visa is required.

To apply: Please email your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter stating your interest in CIVIC. Applications are only accepted through this website.

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