McLarty Africa Fellows Programme 2022 for African Graduates
Tell Me About Award:
McLarty Associates is seeking a bright, resourceful individual for a paid, entry-level internship/graduate fellowship to support our Africa Practice. We are seeking an individual who can work part-time (approx. 20 hours/week) from September through December 2022. This position will be performed remotely, with the option to work periodically from McLarty’s Washington D.C. office contingent on vaccination status.
What Type of Award is this?
Who can apply?
As an intern/graduate fellow, you will work on a variety of projects with different engagement teams. The program aims to give you exposure to the breadth of our services and client work. You will work closely with our professionals – Associate through Director – and gain first-hand experience in consulting. Your assignments may involve work in news tracking, policy analysis, memo writing, and/or note-taking at client meetings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducting extensive research of public policy, international, and business issues;
- Writing memos, compiling biographies, preparing presentations;
- Monitoring regional news outlets;
- Attending and reporting on speeches, panel discussions, and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients;
- Assisting professional staff with general office and administrative support; and
- Other duties as assigned.
We are seeking individuals who are:
- Accomplished researchers;
- Excellent writers;
- Exceptionally organized with an independent and creative nature;
- Strong critical thinkers;
- Inclined to take initiative and anticipate the needs of the team;
- Attentive to details;
- Able to operate in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;
- Able to remain poised under pressure and juggle multiple projects at a time;
- Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Office 365, and other business applications and media platforms.
Ideal candidates for this position possess an understanding of international politics, economics, trade, technology, government relations, business, culture, and entrepreneurship. Applicants should also have a robust background, demonstrated interest, and/or experience living or studying in sub-Saharan Africa. Regional language proficiency strongly preferred, but not required. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Which Countries are Eligible?
Where will Award be Taken?
How Many Positions will be Given?
What is the Benefit of Award?
How to Apply for Program?
Interested applicants must submit an application that includes:
- Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience and skills;
- Resume; and
- Short Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages) demonstrating strong research and concise writing on issues related to sub-Saharan Africa, international politics, or political economy.
Please compile all application materials into one PDF document. We require all our employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if you opt to perform this position in-person. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination on your first day of work if you opt to perform this position in-person. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until late August 2022. Applying early is strongly encouraged.