Careers – Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

Work with us!

Want to work with VEGA? We are often seeking to hire part-time paid interns and consultants and full-time fellows and staff to work in our home office in Washington, D.C.

VEGA is led by a tightly knit team of dedicated staff who are passionate about volunteering, economic growth and collaboration.

Apply for a full-time position with us

There are no full-time positions available at this time. Please check back again!

Intern with us!

Part-time interns work with the Programs, Business Development, and Communications & Advocacy teams at VEGA on integrated projects for up to 20 hours per week. Our internships are hands-on and and a great way to get involved in the D.C. international development community.

Ideal candidates are self-motivated, flexible, interested in international development.

Interns receive an hourly wage and 100 percent Metro transportation reimbursement. Most internships last 4-6 months and hours are flexible. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. If you are interested in working with VEGA as an intern, please send a letter of inquiry to jobs@vegaalliance.org.

Become a consultant for us

VEGA frequently hires fee-based and pro bono consultants to work with us on a part-time basis on adhoc projects. These project might include proposal development, research, or knowledge management. If you are interested in working with VEGA as a part-time consultant, please send a letter of inquiry to jobs@vegaalliance.org.

Evaluation Committee Specialist

Employment Benefits

Full-time positions include the following benefits:

Paid Leave:
Annual leave – 22 days per year
Holidays – 11 days per year
Personal – 2 days per year
Sick – 12 days per year

Insurance:
Health – CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental
Life
Long Term Disability

Retirement:
403b – VEGA will contribute 11% of annual salary after 30 days employment

Transportation:
VEGA reimburses 100% of monthly Metro parking and transportation to/from office

Available Position Descriptions

Farmer-to-Farmer Intern

Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: June 2017

The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) seeks a part-time paid intern to provide support to its Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Special Program Support Project. F2F promotes sustainable economic growth, food security and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from US farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities helps developing countries improve productivity, access new markets, build local capacity, combat climate change and conserve environmental and natural resources. This people-to-people exchange promotes international goodwill, understanding of US foreign assistance programs and private involvement in development activities.

The intern will work at VEGA’s Washington, DC office with an anticipated start date of June 2017. The internship will be for three months with potential for extension. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience in program management and international volunteerism.

The intern’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with ongoing program management tasks related to SPSP, including managing grants, collecting data, and reporting;
  • Supporting knowledge management activities, including virtual seminars and special studies/resources that benefit the F2F community;
  • Supporting maintenance of F2F.org, ensuring that program information and resources are up-to-date;
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on reports, blogs, and postings;
  • Preparing for program-related travel by F2F staff;
  • Supporting other administrative activities, such as database maintenance, as needed.

Desired qualifications and attributes:

  • Current graduate student or recent graduate;
  • Availability to work up to 20 hours per week;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proactive and able to maintain quality while manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using content management systems, such as Drupal or WordPress;
  • Experience or interest in volunteerism and international development;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively to support a positive work environment;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • Sense of humor.

Interns receive an hourly wage and public transportation reimbursement. To apply for the F2F intern position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@vegaalliance.org. The application deadline is June 2, 2017, but we hope to fill the position as soon as possible and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

VEGA is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization based in Washington, DC. The mandate of VEGA is to implement sustainable economic growth programs in developing countries in key areas such as private sector development, financial services, agribusiness development and opportunities for rural and urban poor. To learn more about VEGA, please visit www.vegaalliance.org, and to learn more about Farmer-to-Farmer please visit www.farmer-to-farmer.org.


Evaluation Committee Specialist

Location: Flexible
Start Date:  Varies

VEGA seeks qualified individuals to serve on evaluation committees for VEGA member proposals submitted under VEGA’s Leader with Associate (LWA) agreement. Selected applicants will be placed on a roster and contacted when requests for application are submitted to VEGA. Evaluators will be offered an honorarium of $500. Each committee will be comprised of 3 evaluators, including a representative of the program funder. Please be aware that an opportunity may not arise for several months. VEGA will contact a short-list of candidates on a rolling basis to check on availability and answer questions about the process.

Requirements:

All members of the Evaluation Committee must:

  • Sign a VEGA Proposal Evaluation Committee Non-Disclosure and Non-Bias Agreement.
  • Adhere to the provided Guidelines for VEGA Proposal Evaluation Committee Members.
  • Not be affiliated (a current/past employee, consultant, or volunteer) with VEGA Alliance Members.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least ten years of diverse experience in the field of economic development required;
  • Prior work experience abroad required;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Experience contributing to USAID proposals and/or program implementation preferred;
  • Experience participating in a proposal evaluation team preferred;
  • Familiarity with USAID preferred.

To apply, please send a resume to jobs@vegaalliance.org with Evaluation Committee Specialist in the subject field. Please no phone calls. Thank you for your time and consideration in advance.