Job Opportunity: Operations Intern (Paid Position)

Job Opportunity: Operations Intern (Paid Position)

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for an Operations Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies, and transforming the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries. 

DPA has partnered with organizations such as the Inter American Development Bank, UNDP, UN ESCWA, GIZ (German development agency), the Vodafone Institute, Oxfam México and other key international stakeholders to develop projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the MENA region and Asia. We have also deployed 16 workshops in 10 different countries. To learn more about DPA, please visit our website or read our 2020-2022 report here.

Dates: 3 months, full-time. 

Location: Remote.

Scope of Work

The applicant will be reporting to the Managing Director, and will work closely to the Operations Officer,  the Operations Intern will support the operations team day-by-day tasks and support the planning and strategy of the organization. Amongst others, primary activities for the Operations Intern include:

Operations tasks ( 60 %)

  • Manage team calendars and meetings agendas. 
  • Assist with file management and organizational structuring.
  • Assist Managing Director with team task organization, check-ins, and general maintenance.
  • Assist the Operations Officer with project financial maintenance. 
  • Support the overall implementation of projects, including assisting in scheduling calls, liaising with external stakeholders to set up interviews, and note-taking at interviews
  • Contribute to overall project development, including ensuring version control between documents, updating project operational documents, amongst others. 

Human Resources support ( 20 %) 

  • Support the organization of weekly meetings considering the workload and free time of DPA members. 
  • Support with hiring, recruitment, and new employee on-boarding.

Project Management and Fundraising support ( 20 %)

  • Follow up with Project Managers on the status of DPA projects.
  • Support the Fundraising and Operations Teams with the draft of proposals.
  • Conduct ecosystem mapping and sourcing new projects. 



  • Recent graduate (or student in last semester of university) with a degree in International Relations, Business, Political Science or related fields. 
  • Strong interest in the administration of non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish (fluent in both). 
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to multitask, while being proactive, analytical and organized.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
  • Comfortable with remote teams and processes. 

Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.


$500.00 / month

Recruitment process

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a CV, a cover letter with two academic or work references to with the subject line “Operations Intern” by August 13th, 6:00 pm EST. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly encouraged.

Please be aware that any incomplete submissions will not be considered. Also, rename each document you’ll submit with your name, the position and the type of document you are submitting. Ie. FIRSTNAMELASTNAME_Operations Intern_CV

Equal opportunity

Data-Pop Alliance employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Data-Pop Alliance has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


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