Intern with ICRW in Wash DC on GBV & Qualitative Analysis

in Practicums/Internships
May 21st, 2014

Agency:   International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)


Address/Contact Info/Website:

1120 20th Street, NW, Ste. 500 North,

Washington, DC, 20036.

Phone: 202-797-0007



Agency Description/Mission Statement:

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can thrive.

ICRW comprises social scientists, economists, public health specialists and demographers, all of whom are experts in gender relations. We are thought leaders driven by a passion to alleviate poverty and rectify injustice in the world. And we believe that women and girls – in collaboration with men and boys – are essential to the solutions. We know that when their quality of life improves, families are healthier and economies are stronger.

ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.


Practicum description/Scope of Work:

This is a 4 month unpaid internship working approximately 30 hours per week with the Stigma, Discrimination and Gender team, under the Global Health portfolio. The intern will be mentored in the content area of HIV-related stigma and discrimination reduction, building knowledge about the subject area, as well as have opportunities to make new contacts. The intern will primarily provide support to the Guyana HIV Reduction & Prevention Project funded by USAID via John Snow International.


  • Code and assist with the post-assessment analysis of qualitative transcripts from needs assessment conducted in Guyana.
  • Assist with preparing a needs assessment report that conveys the current HIV stigma and GBV reduction efforts in Guyana that can be leveraged, as well as gaps that need to be filled moving forward.
  • Provide support to adapt ICRW’s HIV stigma reduction training materials and material on the use of protocols for GBV screening in the HIV services setting into a training workshop for NGO partners and government stakeholders in Guyana.
  • Write reports, briefs, assessments, blogs, and assist with grant proposals on behalf of the Stigma team.
  • Contribute to proposal development and fundraising activities



Minimum skills required/desired:

  • Ability to plan ahead, strategize and use proficient time management skills to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Independent and self-starting
  • Interest in the intersection between global health issues and social justice
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Graduate coursework in qualitative research methods
  • Experience with Atlas.Ti or NVivo (preferred)


Time / Dates of Availability:
Approximately 30 hours per week.


To apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in supporting stigma, discrimination and gender at an international nonprofit organization, as well as a curriculum vitae and 2 page writing sample at Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest or skills that you would like to develop, if offered an internship.


Application deadline: Ongoing


Number of students requested:    1



Contact Information of Field Supervisor and/or Hiring Coordinator:

Gozde Iyi


Phone number: 202-797-0007