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Location: Washington Compensation: unpaid Period: June 4 to August 9, 2019 Deadline: unknown
Job description Summary The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for a student to serve as a Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Intern. S/he will report directly to the International Humanitarian Response Public Policy and Advocacy Team in DC. S/he will assist in daily activities and, with guidance from staff, support humanitarian policy and advocacy projects during her/his internship at Save the Children. As an intern or skilled volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with other Save the Children interns, volunteers and employees and participate in learning sessions about various topics spanning the breadth of Save the Children's work. Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding about how the international development community intersects with the private sector. You will also gain transferable skills that are applicable to a variety of roles, particularly in the non-profit industry, marketing, sales, and client services.
Work on assigned Public Policy & Advocacy projects to complete during internship on our advocacy related to humanitarian responses to conflict and natural disasters
Conduct research on public policy, advocacy, and related issues
Track and analyze policy issues related to the US Government’s humanitarian response efforts specific to our thematic and country priorities
Draft and edit communications materials (invitations, thank you letters, meeting notes, website content, PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets, etc.)
Attend and report out on Congressional hearings and briefings as well as NGO coalition working group meetings.
Help track meeting outcomes and next steps
Provide administrative support as needed to the Public Policy & Advocacy department (scanning, mailing, copying, etc.)
He/she will have the opportunity to attend agency meetings about Save the Children’s programs
Other duties as needed
Bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, international relations, international development, regional studies or another related field of study. Master's candidates in those fields strongly preferred.
We are looking for someone who has demonstrated an interest in international development, public policy, advocacy campaigns, humanitarian response and/or international organizations
Strong writing, copy-editing, and communication skills, including in word processing and spreadsheet programs
Able to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with a diverse range of partners
Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment; must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and switch gears easily
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
To be classified as an intern: an individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program and able to receive some level of credit from his/her college or institution. (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship is offered.)
Any individual who is not a student or able to receive credit may apply for an internship, but will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not as an intern.
Please attach resume and cover letter to your application
What’s In It for You
Structured learning and development program
Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
Highly collaborative and innovative teams
Networking program with managers across the organization
A family friendly work environment
The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world
Save the Children does NOT provide housing or transportation
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