Summer Internship 2021 / International Development Division – SHOPS Plus Project, Rockville, United States 286 views

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Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.


Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid intern in the International Development Division, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs.At this time we anticipate our internships will be remote, and candidates can be located anywhere in the United States.

The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks, beginning June 7th through August 13th, 2021. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program.

This internship will support a global health system strengthening project with country-based and global programs involving knowledge-leadership and research.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Provide support to the communications team of the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project.

Write and edit web stories

Develop social media content, including messages, graphics, and videos

Monitor performance of social media and email marketing

Upload resources to the website

Support logistics for events: maintain a checklist, compile presentations, manage the agenda, proof slide decks

Assist with preparation for meetings, including scheduling

Support administrative needs such as organizing project documents and files and other tasks as needed

Department/Division Qualifications



environmental policy

global health

health outcomes



program implementation

social justice

Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program

Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in public health, international development, communications, or a related field

Strong writing and communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Canva is a plus

Proficiency in Spanish, French, Arabic or other foreign language is desirable

Program Minimum Qualifications

Has completed at least two years of college coursework

Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship

Is eligible to work in the United States

Transitioning military are encouraged to apply

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.



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