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Transparent Development Footprints (TDF) Internship

The Transparent Development Footprints team is looking to hire up to 20 research assistants in Spring 2020 to track Chinese global development financing. Data produced by Research Assistants will be used to assist policymakers at USAID better understand the scale and scope of development and commercial finance from nontraditional donors. Research Assistants will play a key role in compiling novel datasets on Chinese official development finance. Research Assistants will learn novel research methods, make use of foreign language skills, and understand concretely the landscape of foreign assistance from nontraditional donors.

Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply, including William & Mary and non-William & Mary students. New interns must be located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Proficiency in foreign languages is a plus, especially in Russian, Chinese, and Romance languages. Interns will work unpaid for the first 60 hours and are then eligible to become Research Assistants who are paid $8/hr. Experienced RAs are eligible for pay increases up to $12/hr. Interns and Research Assistants are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week in the spring.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your application form here: The deadline for applications is January 15th at 5pm. For further information, please contact Joyce Lin at or Katherine Walsh at

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The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.