Instiglio is hiring a

Project Intern (Trainee Program), Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia

Our team

A core contributing factor to the influence Instiglio has had thus far includes our collaborative, highly skilled and diverse team. We are a team of 60+ people, representing 15+ nationalities, with offices in Colombia, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius and the USA. Our team of practitioners has extensive development and government experience, including previous roles in international development banks, national governments, multilateral agencies, INGOs and academia.

How you will make an impact 

Instiglio offers a unique work experience at the intersection of the private, public, and social sectors. As an Intern, Instiglio will offer you the opportunity to engage with a results-oriented environment; experience first-hand the fundamentals of a growing global business; and contribute to the momentum of the results movement in international development.

You will join a growing, entrepreneurial team delivering on impactful projects to enhance development outcomes in different countries. Within the team, Interns will work directly with a team composed of a Project Lead, Project Manager(s), Senior Associates, Associates, and/or Analysts to deliver high-quality services.  As an Intern, you will:

  • Facilitate problem-solving and help improve program designs for our public sector clients.
  • Prepare deliverables and high-quality presentations for clients in Spanish and English.
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize findings.
  • Execute qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Support the growth and development of our organization through initiatives such as business development, etc.

Who you are

We are growing a team of resourceful go-getters who are driven by our mission, curious about the world, and dedicated to a life of learning. Our ideal candidate is a Bachelor’s degree holder or is in their final year awaiting graduation, and is looking to kick start their career in the international development space. They will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Government, Public Policy, Business, Economics, Engineering or related fields. (You have completed your undergraduate program or are in your final year).
  • Language skills:
    • Full written and oral working proficiency in Spanish (C2) and English (C1).
  • Skills:
    • Highly analytical with excellent numerical accuracy.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Sharepoint, Excel, Powerpoint and Word), Google Workspace (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.).
    • Ability to synthesize technical information into simple concepts and analyze information critically.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • High organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • A team player attitude and enthusiasm for relational work with clients.
    • Passion for national and international development.

How you can grow with us

Interns at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills, support in client-facing roles on projects, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff. On the condition of excellent performance, this position could convert to a full-time position. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving bi-annual formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receive proper support in their professional development.

Working model and benefits

The successful candidates will be based in our Bogota office and the opportunity is open to Colombians or those with a right to work in Colombia. In addition to the paid internship opportunity, Instiglio offers generous benefits, which include a flexible hybrid working model (team members going to the office two times a week for face-to-face connection opportunities), personal days, remote work days, and a company holiday in addition to vacation, among others.

How to apply

Submit your application by attaching an English version of your CV and Cover Letter. In your Cover Letter answer the following questions: (1) Why are you a good fit for this role? (2) What is your motivation to apply to Instiglio? 

We will review applications on a rolling-basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for receiving applications is April 30, 2024.


Instiglio is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to giving everyone a fair go.

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