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Location: New York Period: Unknown Deadline: Unknown, as soon as possible Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster, and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 20 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
Job Overview/Summary: The President’s Office is recruiting for a research intern to support the President & CEO and the Director for Policy and Planning. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to:
Research on humanitarian policy, refugee resettlement, and international crises and conflict.
Professional writing, such as fact sheets, briefing memos, and official correspondence.
Provision of general logistical/organisational support as required.
Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced headquarters environment, incorporating responsibilities that touch on all aspects of the IRC’s agenda. Working in the President’s Office, they will have the opportunity to learn about refugee and humanitarian aid policy and the management of a large INGO. Ideal applicants will have an interest in international aid, humanitarian policy, and refugee resettlement. Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis is preferred and proficiency with Microsoft Office is mandatory. A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across multiple mediums, and a demonstrated ability to think critically. They must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. This is a full-time position for summer 2019 and requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be received depending on the program and institution.
Core Research Support
Core Administrative Support
Other tasks as needed
Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Advisor for Policy and Planning Position directly supervises: N/A Indirect Reporting: President & CEO, Director for Policy and Planning Job Requirements:
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in international relations, development, or other relevant degree.
Prior experience interning or working in an organization focused on international affairs or humanitarian work, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO).
Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment and ability to effectively see projects through from start to finish.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment.
Flexible work attitude, proactive, and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment, anticipate issues before they arise, and problem solve creatively with minimal guidance.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required.
Excellent Computer skills: proficient in all MS Office, and some knowledge of database management and website development would be an asset.
Working Environment: Standard office work environment.