PICS Organization Name
Education for All Children
No. Portsmouth is one hour north of Boston and one hour south of Portland, ME. UNH is nearby which may have summer housing options also. Portsmouth is a busy seacoast town in the summer so rentals are pricey.
EFAC is an education-to-employment program for bright, disadvantaged Kenyan youth to foster leadership, economic opportunity and social progress. We offer a unique program in Kenya’s education sector, with a high-impact model spanning from secondary school, through post-secondary and into careers. EFAC targets students with excellent academic and leadership qualifications who can't afford to continue school beyond the 8th grade. Through scholarships, intensive mentoring, a robust life-skills curriculum, and career development training, EFAC helps Kenya’s future leaders and change-makers ignite their full potential.
EFAC was founded in 2008 with 43 high school scholars and now supports over 600 high school and university students, with a growing Alumni base of over 130 graduates. We have offices in Portsmouth, NH and Nairobi, Kenya, and dynamic founders, staff and Boards of Directors on both continents. The US team is comprised of 3 full-time, 3 part-time employees. In Kenya, we have 7 full-time staff and 4 EFAC interns. We work collaboratively over Zoom (even pre-covid!) to ensure EFAC is one of the most effective programs in Kenya!
Now in our 12th year, EFAC is an innovative and growing international NGO with a heightened focus on bridging the pervasive skills gap between academic learning and job-readiness in Kenya. We have a sophisticated MM&E plan integrated with our Salesforce database, and track dozens of impact metrics across all areas of our programming. We believe that a PICS intern with experience/interest in data analysis, statistics/economics, and global poverty alleviation could have a big impact on our data analysis in a short period of time. We need to learn from our impact metrics in order to drive the growth and evolution of our program. We want to know more about the trends in our data, the impact we are achieving, and the gaps we are perhaps not perceiving in order to position ourselves as a leader in Kenya's education and employment sectors. We also would appreciate the opportunity to introduce a young person to our work, to garner a different perspective on what we do and how we do it, and to encourage insight and feedback from her/him. It would be a fabulous opportunity for EFAC to host a Princeton student this summer!
A PICS intern would be engaged in the following opportunities:
With Data analysis:
1. Continue the work of a current intern to seek correlations in our data. While EFAC does a good job presenting snap-shots of our data, we need help with analyzing trends and evaluating impact.
2. Help us compare our results to publicly available tool-kits measuring grit, self-esteem, employability, etc. Help us assess and implement the PPI (poverty index) to evaluate our poverty alleviation metrics.
3. Help identify applications that we should leverage for data analysis -- preferably ones that integrate with Salesforce.
With Salesforce Database Management:
1. Identify and implement Salesforce best practices. As EFAC grows, we update Salesforce to meet pressing needs but we have not time to optimize the database and create strong data management protocols. We would like to have someone do a deep dive on our database and assess where we can make changes for better efficiency and for better reporting and update the database.
2. Applications s for Admins/MM&E/etc -- review Salesforce apps to see which would be helpful for us for EFAC program management and for future planning.
3. Migrate to Salesforce Lightning: Support the planning and implementation of our update to Lightening, which involves updating all pages, reports, dashboards, processes, etc.
EFAC also has opportunities for supporting our communications work, from social media (especially Twitter and Instagram), to our LinkedIn site, to working directly with EFAC college students on their online profiles and CV presentation. We would welcome an intern with some creative marketing ideas! For any project at EFAC, we would certainly support meaningful interaction with our Kenyan colleagues and students to help our intern have an international and culturally diverse experience while in our U.S. office.
- Strong technology skills. Experience with databases, ideally Salesforce.
- Data analysis skills. Statistics/economics coursework relevant.
- Interest in addressing global challenges. Desire to learn about trends specifically affecting E. Africa.
- Ability to work remotely at least part-time. Must be a self-starter, able collaborate with a small (but mighty!) team, take initiative, and be a strong communicator.
- Sense of humor!
- Social media
- PR skills
Expected Start Time
9:00 am We have very flexible work schedules at EFAC. Intern can set the schedule that works best for her/him.
Expected End Time
Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, History & Diplomacy
Could This Internship Take Place Remotely If Necessary?
Background check and drug screening required