Intern (Summer 2024)

Effective Institutions Project
Location Remote
Application deadline 10 December 2023
Contract type Internship
Hours Full-time
Salary $15/hr.
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The Effective Institutions Project is hiring interns to support its research, strategy, and field-building work in the summer (May to September) of 2024. The precise dates are negotiable. Exact duties will be assigned from week to week based on current needs and candidate interests and skills.

About the Effective Institutions Project

The Effective Institutions Project is a global working group of academics, philanthropic leaders, businesspeople, and policymakers striving to determine the best ways to improve the quality of decision-making at important institutions. They analyse how and in what ways institutions’ decisions influence people’s lives, study how key institutions currently make decisions, identify interventions that might cause those institutions to take actions that will lead to better global outcomes, and mobilize funding and talent to execute on the most promising interventions. Alongside this, they are building an interdisciplinary network of reformers to share insights, coordinate efforts, and steadily increase the odds of success over time.

Over the past two years, their team has published research on the world’s most important institutions, built an expansive network of experts and advisors on high-profile institutions and relevant issue areas, formed relationships with dozens of funders and talent partners interested in our work, and established a regranting fund to support outstanding institutional improvement efforts around the world.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Monitoring and tracking important developments across key institutions and institutional research.
  • Contributing research and content to our bimonthly newsletter and other EIP publications.
  • Conducting outreach to and participating in conversations with high-level experts.
  • Coordinating volunteers researching the decision-making environments at top institutions and literature related to improving institutions.
  • Supporting and improving EIP’s knowledge management and organizational learning systems.
  • Organizing events, discussion groups, and other activities to build our community.
  • Contributing to EIP’s fundraising efforts.

Experience and skills

  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong writing skills (in English) and ability to communicate clearly in a professional setting
  • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
  • Strong evidence of research skills (can be academic or not) and critical thinking ability
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for our mission

We also tend to give preference to candidates who have the following:

  • Experience/interest in operations and/or community-building
  • Some background knowledge about our key institutions and/or effective altruism