IHC Global Seeks Part-Time Intern for
Urban Policy Research Position

IHC Global Urban Policy Research Internship
Chevy Chase, MD
Time Period: September 9th, 2019-December 6th, 2019

IHC Global is an independent, non-profit global membership coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals, bringing together private sector and civil society voices and committed to inclusive urban development. IHC Global serves its members through advocacy and awareness; policy and practice-focused research; and sharing of good practice.

We are seeking a part-time intern to provide research and project support for a number of our ongoing initiatives. In particular, we have two projects we would like an intern to take a supporting role on. The first is a project on tracking and monitoring implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Inclusive, Safe, Sustainable, and Resilient Cities). The intern will help research the many safety challenges specific to urban areas and contribute to the creation of a comprehensive framework for gathering data around safety in cities. The second project involves research on women’s property rights in sub-Saharan Africa and legal and/or cultural barriers to their ability to exercise those rights.

We are open to working with interns to facilitate integration with academic work.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform research on issues related to the IHC mission including land and tenure, gender, climate change and water and sanitation as necessary.
  • Assist in researching, writing, and editing reports, online publications, and briefings
  • Attend panels, conferences and hearings relating to urbanization and housing
  • Help to manage the day to day requirements of a small non-profit 
  • Assist with membership outreach, social media, and event planning


  • Undergraduate student studying international affairs and international development, political science, public policy, urban planning, history, or related field
  • Highly driven and self-motivated; able to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail and a creative outlook
  • Strong research, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in issues related to urban policy, practice or international development
  • Skills in graphic and website design a plus

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Natalie Gill at ngill@ihcglobal.org by September 2nd, 2019.