Research Intern at Publish What You Pay – US

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organizations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. The PWYP - US coalition consists of 40 faith-based, humanitarian, anti-corruption and tax-justice groups. Our work is centered on revenue transparency in the extractive industries, contract transparency and putting an end to hidden company ownership.
PWYP-US is seeking a Research Fellow to start as soon as possible. Fellowships are geared towards university seniors and current graduate students with:

  • a significant background in international relations and knowledge of issues relating to natural resources, anti-corruption efforts and social justice
  • strong analytical, research and writing skills
  • a willingness to contribute where necessary to achieve the objectives of PWYP-US

Particular preference will be given to applicants with:

  • advocacy or media experience
  • experience with data analysis, programming or data visualization
  • skills in another language

A successful candidate is a person who thrives in a fast-paced work environment and is able to juggle multiple projects at once. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director of PWYP-US and will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of the inner workings of an extensive NGO coalition. 
We are looking for a Research Fellow who can work ~20 hours a week. We offer our fellows an hourly rate of $10/hr for their work. 
Although each fellowship is different, some potential duties include: 

  • Assisting with research projects focusing on corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector, or other related issues
  • Utilizing open data and data visualization to conduct analysis on extractives information
  • Schedule and attending, meetings with Congress and other government agencies
  • Seeking out, attending and reporting back on relevant DC events such as Congressional hearings, policy discussions or symposiums
  • Tracking relevant media and helping with social media strategy
  • Administrative duties such as note-taking, updating the website or other tasks as needed

There is a rolling deadline for this internship, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

Job title: Research Intern

Location: Washington DC

Salary: $10 p/h

Contract: 20 hours a week

Closing date: Rolling application