Please Note:  All IPA Volunteerships are unpaid.

Graduation Project is conducting an evaluation of the Graduating to Resilience program, a graduation program working with refugees and host community households in Uganda’s Kamwenge District.

Position Summary:  

IPA seeks a qualified applicant with mixed-methods research skills and experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis for the internship position to support the design and implementation of the process evaluation. The student volunteer will work on a variety of tasks, including refinement of the methodology, data collection tools, and data analysis plan. The intern will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and Research Associate and other staff on a multi-pronged research project which aims to address the aforementioned research questions.

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields;
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent mixed-methods data collection and analysis experience.
  • Experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Experience with data management
  • Experience with project management
  • Flexible, pro-active, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred.
  • Experience living in a developing country is a plus.
Application Instructions 

1) Send a resume, academic certificates and a cover letter to and

  • In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
  • Attachments: Please attach your resume including 3 referees, academic certificates and cover letter.
  • In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: IPA Uganda – Student Graduation Project
About IPA 

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 


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