The U.S. Embassy Maputo is recruiting an Economic Intern (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

  • As a member of the Political-Economic section, the Economic Intern will deepen the U.S. government’s understanding of economic topics in Mozambique, such as entrepreneurship, labor, investment, natural resources, environmental crimes, corruption, and other economic developments, and contribute to a strong U.S.-Mozambique bilateral relationship. The Economic Intern will conduct research, monitor current events, provide analysis and context, assist with writing and note taking, and participate in meetings with contacts from civil society, international organizations, and government. The Economic Intern will sharpen analytical and writing skills, collaborate professionally in English and Portuguese with diverse teams, and gain foreign policy experience
  • Work hours: Part-time; 20 hours/week
  • Salary: Unpaid Internship
  • Length of hire: January 9, 2023 – July 7, 2023 (6 months)
  • Researching and monitoring economic topics using a variety of sources, including media reports, academic papers, and/or reports published by civil society organizations
  • Preparing short written summaries or oral briefings on focus topics; conducting in-depth research, compiling statistics, and providing economic analysis on key projects to be developed in consultation with supervisor and Pol-Econ team
  • Attending meetings or briefings with the Pol-Econ team and other contacts and supporting outreach to new contacts
  • Tracking news and information related to annual reports on economic topics
  • Supporting other Pol-Econ events and projects as required
  • Language: Portuguese (4/4 or higher) and English (3/3 or higher). (This will be tested)
  • General computer skills – familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, ability to conduct research online
  • Education: Pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degree in Economics, Environmental Policy, Business, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related field of study, with at least one year of a bachelor’s degree completed
  • Experience: Academic or professional work related to human rights, politics, marginalized groups, or related topics, and experience living or working outside of Maputo are useful but not required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Only applications written in English will be received and considered
  • Please note that U.S Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique (and all U.S. Government agencies and Departments) NEVER requires payment of any money in connection with a job application
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
  • Copy of school transcript as proof of degree, certification, and employment documents. (ID or Passport)
2. Application


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