Intern - Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DME) Unit


The International Center for Transitional Justice seeks an intern for its Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) unit.

The DME Intern will gain practical experience as part of a creative DME unit, building skills in research, writing, design, implementation, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation. The intern will help develop new ways to collect evidence of ICTJ`s impact and support the design of transitional justice programs in challenging contexts all over the world. The intern will receive training, guidance, and supervision from ICTJ’s Senior Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer while working with an array of design evaluation and monitoring methodologies. These can include various types of surveys, outcome harvesting and mapping, adaptive programming, traditional logframes, rights-based approach, and more. Depending on their profile and interests, the intern will assist in one or more concrete projects to assist ICTJ’s program work and collect evidence regarding impact of policy efforts.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for promoting social justice in diverse contexts and a strong interest in evidence-based human rights, peacebuilding, and development work. The candidate will have excellent research and writing skills, as well as solid foundations in design, monitoring and evaluation methods. Superior command of Excel, Google sheets or similar required. Proficiency in Arabic is a plus, as are skills using design and visualization tools for communication of results.

Duties may include the following:

To be carried out with guidance and supervision from the Senior Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

  • Conducting research and data collection associated with specific monitoring and evaluation projects.
  • Contributing to the design and monitoring aspects of new activities and grant proposals.
  • Contributing to the design of tailored data collection tools for program work.
  • Coding and analysis of data collected from our activities, including writing short briefings and reports.
  • Participating in program discussions and contributing to ICTJ’s institutional learning on the basis of data collected.
  • Researching and reviewing relevant peacebuilding, human rights, and development literature.
  • Assisting country office staff and headquarters staff with database coding and data quality assessment.
  • Conducting meta-evaluation of external evaluation reports.
  • Writing short briefings to communicate results and contributing to the discussion about how to better present data and show results.
  • Designing work using visualization tools (if skills allow)
  • Working with our experts to contribute on the design and yearly update of assessment and reporting templates.

Interns are encouraged to attend all ICTJ public events, open meetings, and other local human rights-related events to foster their understanding of current trends in transitional justice.

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. Due to the global pandemic, the internship is remote, rather than based in our New York City office. Students should check with their academic institution to see if they are eligible to receive academic credit for this internship.

Application Procedure

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing what you hope to gain from an internship with ICTJ and include a short writing sample (2-5 pages). All materials should be submitted to and include code DME INTERN in the subject line. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.