MIT D-Lab Impact Internship

ELO Project Title: MIT D-Lab Impact Internship

Term ELO is offered: Fall 2020

Compensation: Paid ($13.50/hr) or credit

Location: Remote

Supervisor/Contact: Laura Budzyna

Project Description

The MIT D-Lab Impact Intern will work closely with D-Lab’s Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager to help assess and communicate D-Lab’s impact. To support this effort, the intern will produce, document, compile, analyze, and share information about D-Lab’s programs. In the process, they will gain an understanding of D-Lab’s approach and a glimpse into the work of passionate innovators around the world, as well as valuable experience working at a dynamic international development organization.


  • Collect, clean, and analyze data on D-Lab’s programs
  • Produce infographics, slide decks and short reports showcasing D-Lab’s impact data
  • Contribute written content to internal program updates and blogs
  • Assist with interviews and focus groups
  • Process reports from D-Lab’s partners, fellows, and students
  • Maintain D-Lab’s database with up-to-date program information
  • Provide support for donor reporting


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have taken undergraduate coursework related to international studies, global development, or social entrepreneurship, either at D-Lab or elsewhere at MIT
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Have experience processing, analyzing and displaying data in Excel
  • Be able to prioritize across different workstreams
  • Be thorough, detail-oriented, and organized
  • Be adept at cross-cultural communication
  • Be flexible, collaborative and willing to learn
  • Have a passion for issues relating to global poverty


This is a paid UROP opportunity at $13.50/hour up to a maximum of $1,820 for the fall semester. The intern should be able to commit to working 10 hours per week over the course of the fall semester, from approximately September 14 to December 18, 2020.


Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and writing sample (preferably a blog entry, news article, or press release) to Laura Budzyna with the subject line “D-Lab Impact Intern.”

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