NOVAFRICA Vacancy for Research Internship (Cape Verde)

NOVAFRICA is accepting applications for a Research Internship.

We are looking for a research intern to be integrated in the following ongoing NOVAFRICA field research project:

Higher Future – An Experimental Evaluation with Cape Verdean students (Cape Verde)

This project consists of a randomized impact evaluation of development intervention with Cape Verdean high school students.

Start date: October 2023.

Duration: 6 months with the possibility of an extension.

Location: Cape Verde.

Responsibilities: The intern will be responsible for accompanying fieldwork and survey implementation, and for performing a variety of tasks including survey programming, data checks and backups, staff training and team management in the field.

Selection criteria: includes strong motivation related to education and economic development, as well as an interest in research in economics. Some personal characteristics, like industriousness and capacity to build productive inter-personal relationships, are also important. Working knowledge of Portuguese is needed, but fluency (although welcome) is not a requirement.

Your profile:
• Bachelor’s in economics, Management, Finance or related fields.
• Master students in Economics, Management or Finance will be preferred (no need to have submitted thesis).
• Ability to work independently.
• Some knowledge of and interest in education and migration
• Working knowledge of Stata is required.
• Working knowledge of Portuguese is required.

Compensation: according to experience.

If you are interested, please send an email to until the 8th of September under the subject “Cape Verde Project Application”, including a letter of motivation that explains why you would like to join this Research Internship program and your curriculum vitae.


This position is FILLED.