Impact department data analyst internship

Interested in in Impact Evaluation and data analysis?

We are looking for a new intern to join our Impact Department to start in February 2024 !

ADE is one of Europe’s leading consultancies. We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.

We support decision-makers in formulating, monitoring, implementing and evaluating public policies and strategies in various thematics related to development and the environment.

Our clients include the European Commission, UN agencies, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, country cooperation agencies, ministries in Southern countries, private foundations and NGOs.

In the Impact department, we focus on impact evaluations using rigorous mixed-methods approaches, from evaluation design, data collection and analysis to visualization, sensemaking and policy briefs.

Working on the edge of research and consultancy, we provide a relevant and realistic design for each situation to measure changes and to assess attribution/contribution.

We implement experimental, quasi-experimental design, but also make use of more qualitative approaches such as contribution analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, etc.

Ongoing projects you will be contributing to:

  • EIB – Impact of gender mainstreaming in water infrastructure project in Madagascar (2021- 2023)
  • IDH – Impact of Farmfit Africa programme aiming to develop smallholder inclusive business models and transform the market (2020-2024)
  • Dutch Enterprise Agency – Impact Evaluation of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (2023-2024)
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Rigorous Impact Evaluation and Contribution Analysis of the 2SCALE program
  • Rikolto – Design and Implementation of Rikolto’s Evaluation Framework connected to sustainable production, inclusive markets and food systems (2023-2027)
  • World Bank – Second Program Evaluation of the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (2023)
  • Mastercard Foundation – Agrifood Systems and Climate Action Impact Partner Organization
  • Enabel – Baseline studies in DRC
We are looking for a candidate with:



  • Currently studying for a Master’s university degree, preferably in Economics, Engineering, Math for social sciences – student status is mandatory
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Solid skills in quantitative data analysis
  • Knowledge on RCT design and other impact evaluation design
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good command of the main computer software packages (Word, PPT, and Excel)
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g., R, Stata),
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English


  • Knowledge of survey tools (e.g., Kobo toolbox, SurveyCTO, SurveyMonkey…), Dashboard tools (e.g., Power BI), satellite remote sensing tools (e.g., ArcGIS.), big data, visualization tools,…
  • Experience in impact evaluation or/and evaluation of public policies
  • Knowledge and understanding of development cooperation or humanitarian aid
  • Knowledge of other languages, notably French, Spanish, Arabic, etc.


What you will do:


  • Participation in impact evaluation projects conducted by ADE related to development and environmental issues, more specifically:
  1. Reflection on the most appropriate impact evaluation designs
    with the teams
  2. Preparation of data collection tools using ODK software (Kobo toolbox, SurveyCTO, Survey Monkey…)
  3. Data collection (key informants interviews, survey deployment, etc.)
  4. Rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis (using STATA, R, Python, MaxQDA)
  5. Participating in report/policy brief drafting, visualizations, and presentations to clients
  • Contributing to other ADE activities, including support to proposal writing, business development, project management, and knowledge dissemination.


What we offer


  • A challenging internship, as part of your studies
  • An opportunity to gain experience within a leading consultancy in the area of public policies and impact evaluation directly used by policy makers
  • An opportunity to gain experience with international donors, such as the EU and UN
  • An opportunity to work in an international environment with highly qualified colleagues and develop your professional network
  • The possibility of developing your soft and technical skills by applying them to a range of different sectors and by interacting with different stakeholders
  • A nice working environment, within a great team!
  • A hybrid and flexible work model.
  • A stipend to support you with accomodation, transport, and alimentation


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 31th January. The sooner the better since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please use ‘ADE Dep Impact Internship – Data Analysis’ as the subject of your email.

Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Internship based in Belgium preferred, remote options can be discussed.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.