Intern, Learning, Empowerment, and Adolescent Deveopment (LEAD)

New York, United States Part-time


The mission of BRAC and BRAC USA is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large-scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable everyone to realize their potential.

BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more.


Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work to empower the poor in 11 countries and mobilizing resources to support programs. BRAC USA works closely with its international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations worldwide. BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


About the Position

Location: New York, NY
Length: September – December 2018
Commitment: 2-3 days/week, flexible schedule


BRAC USA seeks an intern with exceptional research and communications skills and a career interest in international development, international education, girls’ empowerment, communications, or fundraising.


Reporting to the Program Manager, Education on the Learning, Empowerment, and Adolescent Development (LEAD) team, the LEAD Intern will work as an integral part of an intimate, highly effective team to support a diverse portfolio that includes education, girls’ empowerment, and adolescent development.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive research on potential funders for the LEAD portfolio and prepare meeting briefs for prospective donors
  • Create marketing materials to showcase LEAD program successes, including blog posts, Powerpoint presentations, progress reports, and program overview documents
  • Support team members in preparing materials for a toolkit on BRAC’s play-based early childhood development program to share with other organizations interested in adopting the approach
  • Assist team members with database management, including pipeline reports and grant stewardship
  • Lead special projects in areas of interest



  • Current BA or MA student or recent graduate
  • A proven passion for international development and BRAC’s mission
  • Superb writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent research skills and ability to frame writing and research for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to manage tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Proficiency in Salesforce preferred
  • Design and layout proficiency preferred, particularly with the Adobe Creative Suite

How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume, detailed cover letter, and one writing sample by August 31, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

This is an unpaid internship, but BRAC USA offers academic credit where permitted and reimburses local travel expenses.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.


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