Internship ADE’s Impact Department

Interested in Impact Evaluation? 

We are looking for full-time interns to join our Impact Department in September/October 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.

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.

Examples of ongoing impact evaluation projects:

  • IDH – Impact of Farmfit Africa programme aiming to develop smallholder inclusive business models and transform the market (2020-2024)
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Evaluation of the 2SCALE Program (Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship) (2024)
  • World Food Programme – Evaluation of WFP’s Emergency Preparedness Policy (2024)
  • WFP – Corporate Emergency Evaluation of WFP’s response to Ukraine crisis (2024)
  • WFP – Evaluation of WFP’s Country Strategic Program in Niger (2024-25)
  • World Bank – Second Program Evaluation of the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (2023-24)
  • Enabel – Conducting baseline evaluations of the Enabel portfolio in DRC (2023-24)
  • EIB – Impact of gender mainstreaming in water infrastructure project in Madagascar (2021- 2024)


We are looking for a candidate with:



  • Currently studying for a Master’s university degree, preferably in Economics, political sciences, development studies, etc. – student status is mandatory
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of development cooperation and/or humanitarian aid
  • Knowledge about evaluation of programs and public policies
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Strong writing skills, 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)
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English



  • Knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g., R, Stata), survey tools (e.g., Kobo toolbox, SurveyCTO, SurveyMonkey…), Dashboard tools (e.g., Power BI), satellite remote sensing, big data analysis, (e.g., ArcGIS.), qualitative analysis software (e.g., MAXQDA, NVivo)
  • Experience in impact evaluation or/and evaluation of public policies
  • Experience in data collection on the field
  • Experience working in the global South
  • Knowledge of other languages, notably Spanish, Arabic, etc.


What you will do:


  • Participation in evaluation projects conducted by ADE, more specifically:
  1. Reflection with the team on the most appropriate impact evaluation design
  2. Preparation of data collection tools
  3. Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  4. Participating in report/policy brief drafting, visualization for presentations to clients
  • Contributing to other ADE activities, including support to proposal writing, business development, project management, and knowledge dissemination.


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 24th May 2024. The sooner the better since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Internship based in Belgium.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.