Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.
You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments
In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:
o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.
Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.
Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.
About Our Clients
Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.
Join Our Team!
The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).
Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings. Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.
- – For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
- – All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
- – Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.