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Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Intern (Summer 2020)

The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for an Intern to work with the Humanitarian Advocacy Team in DC. The intern will report directly to the Associate Director for International Humanitarian Response Policy and Advocacy. They will assist in daily activities and, with guidance from staff, support humanitarian policy and advocacy projects during their internship at Save the Children. The main thematic areas of focus will be on protecting children in conflict, refugee education, and mental health and psychosocial support. Crises of focus may include the Rohingya response, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and other humanitarian emergencies as they arise.
What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact)
  • Support Save the Children’s work in advocating on 1) thematic humanitarian response issues, 2) humanitarian assistance funding, and 3) specific crises.
  • Support the Humanitarian Advocacy Team by conducting research on the U.S. government’s humanitarian response efforts specific to our thematic and country priorities, maintaining databases, and taking minutes for internal and external meetings.
  • 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.
  • Attend internal agency meetings and training sessions with the opportunity to learn about Save the Children’s programs and gain professional skills.
  • Other duties as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • 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
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world
Classification: Paid Intern
Part-time:       24 hours per week
Dates: June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
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