Preston Internship Program (Young Evaluators in Africa – YEA! program)

Program Overview

This program offers a unique blend of in-office and remote learning, allowing you to:

  • Collaborate with experienced professionals on real-world MEL projects.
  • Develop essential skills through workshops in programming, data analysis, research methodologies, and report writing.
  • Receive personalized guidance and career support from a dedicated mentor.
  • Expand your network through interactions with PAID staff, clients, and development professionals

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive monthly stipend
  • In-depth learning experience through a blend of:
    • In-office project work with experienced professionals
    • Remote work for flexibility and diverse exposure
    • Skill development workshops
    • Personalized mentorship from the 4th month onwards
    • Networking opportunities with PAID staff, clients, and development professionals
  • Dedicated support:
    • Laptop and other necessary equipment provided
    • Comprehensive handbook and orientation session
    • Feedback mechanisms to ensure a successful internship journey

Target Audience:

  • Recent university graduates seeking a career in MEL/Development.
  • Young professionals seeking a career change in the MEL/Development sector.
  • Mid-career professionals looking to deepen their expertise in MEL practices.
  • International applicants seeking global experience in development consulting.

Who we are looking for

  • Passionate individuals with a strong academic background in development studies, public health, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Applicants with demonstrable interest in the MEL/Development sector.
  • Candidates with relevant skills applicable to MEL work, such as:
    • Programming (e.g., R, Python)
    • Data analysis (e.g., Excel, SPSS)
    • Research methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative)
    • Report/technical writing
  • Candidates with volunteer/professional experience (preferred, but not mandatory).

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