Position Description

Analyst Intern
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Multiple Europe
Application Deadline 11/17/19
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Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems. Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.



About Dalberg

We are a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research; our businesses approach problems differently and work together to create impact at scale. We are from everywhere, at home anywhere - an African and American company as much as an Asian, Middle Eastern, and European one.

Dalberg is a place where a diverse mix of talented individuals are able to bring their authentic selves to work – whether it’s how you identify, where you come from, the languages you speak, the person you love, the way you worship. Dalberg is a home where people feel safe, understood, nurtured and encouraged to grow.

As a team of 450+ people from 50 countries, speaking over 90 languages collectively, with 40%+ female leadership team, Dalberg places diversity, equity and inclusion principles at the heart of our organization and the work we do alongside our clients, partners and communities.

Established in 2001 by experienced private sector consultants, Dalberg operates from 26 worldwide locations. For more information, please visit Dalberg.


About You

You aspire to contribute to global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in quantitative and qualitative problem-solving, and you want to put your skills to work –transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed and curious self-starter with an excellent academic record, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg consultants live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, South Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. 

Typical qualifications for an Analyst in Geneva, London, and Paris:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Understanding of the political and cultural environments of international organizations or environments
  • Demonstrated fluency with English speaking and writing skills; proficiency with other languages a plus (candidates applying to the Paris office must be fluent in French and English)
  • Passion for development

Please note that this is an opportunity relevant only for candidates who have not applied to Dalberg EU positions in the past year, and we will only be able to consider candidates who do not require sponsorship for local work authorization. Please specify the country where you have work authorization on your CV.

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Analysts are our front lines of research, analysis, and presentation – building the team’s knowledge base around the topic at hand. As those who dive deepest into the issues, Analysts think critically and creatively to develop insights based on their findings from the research process. They gain a broad knowledge base that cuts across sectors and geographies while serving as the core of every project’s work. For example, recent Analysts have created a macro-economic plan for the Government of Ethiopia to accelerate industrial growth, designed a major foundation’s strategy to control sleeping sickness in Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries, and launched a new impact investment fund for agriculture in Nigeria.  Through these and other projects, Analysts have traveled to a diverse range of countries over the past year including Ecuador, Ethiopia, Morocco, Philippines, Tanzania, and China.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff are empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower consultants to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.


About Our Clients

Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We are entrepreneurs and innovators, designers and creative problem solvers, thinkers, and doers who supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, corporations such as Pepsi and Vodafone, multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNICEF and the UNEP, and government agencies such as DFID and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency.


Join Our Team

Our current opportunities are in Geneva, London, and Paris.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by November 17 2019 at 11:59 EST.

Your application should include a resume, cover letter and a short essay. Our internship programs are 10-12 weeks long and are paid. Start dates are flexible and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Based on performance during the internship, Analyst interns will be considered for full-time offers to join the European team. Please note that doing an internship in our European offices does not make you eligible for a full-time offer in other regions.

Your application should include a resume noting current SAT/ACT and GPA, or British Class system and/or ECTS Grading as applicable, cover letter, short essay response and current university transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). In your cover letter, please list up to 3 locations for which you are eligible to work, in order of preference. If you are only eligible to work in one region or location, please note that.

In addition to your resume, cover letter and transcript, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to fewer than 500 words):

  1. What is an innovation for ending poverty that you think is currently under-utilized?
  2. Working at Dalberg, you will get to advise leaders of large NGOs, international companies and government agencies on what they should do to more effectively end poverty. What messages would you like to bring to these leaders and why?

Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test problem-solving and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. First-round phone interviews with selected candidates will take place on November 28, and second-round phone interviews on December 5th 2019. Subsequent rounds of interviews may take place in-person. A candidate’s specific title and level of entry will be assessed during the interview process.

Please note that this is an opportunity relevant only for candidates who have not applied to Dalberg EU positions in the past year, and we will only be able to consider candidates who do not require sponsorship for local work authorization. Please specify the country where you have work authorization on your CV. 

For further information about the role or application process, please contact recruiting-eur@dalberg.com.


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