Six “Women in Government” interns were recently selected for placement in various Afghan Government ministries to support program budgeting. These six interns will receive training in the basics of program budget methodology, and will also receive on-the-job mentoring as they assist their assigned ministries in the preparation of program budgets. Over time, the interns will take on additional responsibilities including providing training to government officials and conducting research and data reviews in support of budget preparation.
The Women in Government Internship Program, supported by USAID’s Economic Growth and Governance Initiative (EGGI), provides young women with work experience and the opportunity to learn functional knowledge relevant to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan or related entities. Their time with Afghan Government ministries will provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain long-term employment in the public or private sectors. To date, the program has hired 25 female interns to support the Afghan Government.