Research Intern

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National Undergraduate Internship



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Research and Development





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Job Description

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit highly qualified Research Intern.
The Position:  The Root & Tuber Crops (RTC-ACTION) project collected a comprehensive survey data from households and caregiver clubs targeted by orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) interventions in Zomba, Chikwawa and Mulanje districts of Malawi. CIP is seeking a research intern to conduct a gendered analysis of the data. The aim is that the intern will use the data and analysis to fulfil the requirements of an M.Sc thesis to be submitted to  a recognized local university in Malawi as part of an M.Sc program.
The intern will be based in Lilongwe and report to the RTC-ACTION Project Manager.

Key responsibilities:

The candidate will undertake the following activities:
  • Analyze survey data under co-supervision by CIP and designated University supervisor
  • Produce M.Sc thesis approved by the University after successful internal examination, and co-supervised by CIP
  • Produce at least one journal manuscript and one blog/conference paper/policy brief co-authored by CIP


What are we looking for?
  • B.Sc in agriculture, farm management, agribusiness management, agricultural economics, economics or related field.
  • Currently enrolled in M.Sc program (in agricultural economics, economics or development economics) in a recognized Malawian University.
  • Successfully completed M.Sc  coursework
  • Knowledge of Stata, SPSS mandatory
  • Good knowledge of survey data analysis
  • Excellent performance in quantitative techniques (Statistics, Econometrics, quantitative methods)

What are the conditions?
This is a Research Intern position (for 12 months), limited to candidates who are currently enrolled in M.Sc program in agricultural economics, economics or development economics and have completed coursework in a recognized Malawian University.


Why should you consider this opportunity?
  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background,
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.


This position will not have contact with children or vulnerable adults.


Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at  


CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply


CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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