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Tracking Underreported Financial Flows (TUFF) Internship — Summer 2023

The Tracking Underreported Financial Flows (TUFF) team is looking to hire Research Assistants (RAs) to work on a series of projects funded by USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Research Assistants will play a key role in assembling the world's most comprehensive dataset on Chinese official financial flows. Work will include but is not limited to: identifying new Chinese financing, scraping government documents, and researching the Belt & Road. Some Research Assistants will exclusively work on building a dataset on official financial flows from emerging donors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait). Your work will help policymakers at USAID and other partner institutions to better understand the scale and scope of development and commercial finance from nontraditional donors.

Students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply to the internship. Proficiency in foreign languages is a plus, especially in Chinese, Spanish, French, and Arabic. The best TUFF Research Assistants are those with solid writing skills, strong time management, and the ability to extract key information from extensive sources.

Research Assistants (RAs) are expected to work for 30 hours per week during the Summer 2023 internship period. The starting pay rate is $12 per hour. Experienced RAs are eligible for promotions and corresponding pay increases up to $15/hr. All interns must be based in the U.S. to be hired into paid positions. This internship will be primarily remote, but we welcome those who want to join us in Williamsburg, VA.

For further information or assistance, contact Lydia Vlasto at

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your application form here. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EST on March 7, 2023.

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