Analyst Intern

Position Summary

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral, economic, and social interventions in East Africa. Busara’s mission involves the application of rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes. Busara is registered as a 501(c)(3) US-based non-profit organization. It was founded in 2013, and has active operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Busara offers a 3-month internship program that enables students to gain work experience and develop professional skills in the area of research, design and data analysis in behavioral economics. 


The Research Analyst Intern will work closely with the Busara-Kenya Office and occasionally directly with researchers (academic researchers) to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: 

  • Handle a full range of project components,

  •   Develop reports on analysis conducted, providing recommendations and making formal

    presentations to communicate results to various management levels,

  •   Demonstrate initiative in brainstorming and identifying alternative solutions to issues in the


  •   Help in designing effective survey instruments and coordinating all activities associated with

    the survey study including formatting, scanning, analyzing, summarizing and presenting

    results, writing reports highlighting key findings and making presentations of results,

  •   Support qualitative and quantitative field research activities,

  •   Analyze pilot results to refine initial hypotheses to testable prototypes,

  •   Perform any other duties assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3rd Year university students from a public university pursuing Financial Economics, Economics and Statistics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree are highly encouraged to apply,

  •   Must have an interest of pursuing a career in research and Behavioral Economics,

  •   Strong attention to detail and project requirements,

  •   Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and good computer literacy


  •   Ability to work independently as well as within a team,

  •   Good interpersonal and communications skills (both written and spoken),

  •   Willing to work in a fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment, 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials-preferred.
  • Familiarity with STATA.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads: Research Analyst Intern: REF NO: BU-2017-05-26. Save your CV and cover letter with firstname_lastname e.g “Jane_Doe_CV”. Only online applications shall be considered. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. 

Deadline to apply is 23rd June 2017.