Friday, July 1, 2016

Fall Malaria & Child Survival Department Internship with PSI

We’re Population Services International (PSI). We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!
PSI seeks an intern to support the Malaria & Child Survival Department. This internship provides an opportunity to work with department staff to provide administrative support and global knowledge management for PSI’s diarrheal disease, malaria, pneumonia, nutrition and neonatal programs. The intern will support various administrative, management and technical functions.

PSI offers flexible working hours and a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. This internship requires 40 hours per week and is a paid position, based in Washington, DC. The internship will begin early August 2016 and go through February 2017 with a potential option to renew based on performance.

Your contribution
The Malaria & Child Survival Intern will have a variety of duties for different projects related to PSI’s activities. Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Fulfilling administrative functions, including invoicing and expense reconciling;
  • Supporting administrative preparation for key Malaria & Child Survival presentations, conferences, meetings and retreats;
  • Plan a variety of events, including departmental meetings and retreats;
  • Maintaining and updating various administrative records, including an internal system of knowledge management and conducting routine website content updates;
  • Assisting with domestic and international travel arrangements including expense report preparation, hotel reservations, visa applications, drafting necessary invitation letters and arranging meeting schedules for international staff visiting DC;
  • Assisting in creation and updating of communications materials, including one pagers and presentations;
  • Conducting research and synthesizing reports on various malnutrition, malaria, diarrheal disease and pneumonia programs, findings and data;
  • Responding to internal/external requests for information and assisting with website updates as necessary;
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will possess strong computer, analytical and organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; ability to follow assignments through to completion; and strong commitment to deadlines. Additionally, an ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, including ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct documents;
  • Experience with data management, indexing and spreadsheets;
  • Experience with financial and program management;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance ongoing, long-term, and urgent tasks;
  • Ability to work independently with remote supervision at times;
  • Interest in health and/or international development preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a graduate degree.
APPLY ONLINE at with your resume and cover letter.

Fall 2016 Intern, Security and Defense Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Reports To: Program Assistant

Job Summary:
GMF’s Washington, DC office seeks an intern to join the Security and Defense Policy (SDP) team. The SDP team focuses on a broad spectrum of key foreign policy and security issues impacting the transatlantic relationship. The SDP program also encompasses the Washington, DC programming portfolio, directing local convening and activities.

The job of the SDP intern is to work closely with GMF program and senior staff, providing event assistance, research, and daily logistical and administrative support. The SDP intern will also be working with a database system and will therefore be provided with database training. This internship is a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with the senior international policy community. The SDP intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign policy-related events.
This SDP internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Assist with program’s convening schedule, act as internal point of contact for GMF staff, and coordinate external      communication with meeting participants 
  • Provide research and office support to SDP’s staff and fellows
  • Administrative and logistical duties as assigned 
  • Maintain contact information in a CRM database, maintaining database integrity (duplicate checking, style guide consistency, etc.) 
 Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail and multi-tasking skills, and must be organized, committed, and responsible
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Ability to function well in a team setting
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in event management a plus
  • Experience in database systems preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • Second language skills are desirable, but not necessary
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Full time availability preferred
 Start and Length of Internship:
  • Preferred start date: August 31, 2016
  • Preferred length of internship: 3-6 months, with an extension possible.
Apply here.

Summer 2016 Political Internship - People For the American Way

PFAW’s Political Department focuses on political advocacy efforts and voter education. The Political Department’s Latinos Vote! program builds on our proven record of producing paid and earned media campaigns to hold Republicans accountable for their anti-immigrant, anti-Latino policies and rhetoric. The Political Intern will mainly support the Latinos Vote! program.


  • Conduct research on elections, candidates and the Latino vote
  • Create and manage excel documents
  • Draft outreach materials
  • Manage social media
  • Provide administrative support
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Computer proficiency including experience using online research tools and MSOffice
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • A commitment to People For issues
Internships are unpaid.  We provide interns working six hours per day with an $8 per day per diem to help defray transportation costs to and from the People For office; some restrictions apply.
To apply, send resume to with "Political Intern" in the subject line.  Read more here.

Know Arabic? Regional Researcher Positions in Beirut with Amnesty International for Recent Grads

Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! As part of this exciting change, we are looking for four experienced Researchers to join Amnesty International’s new Middle East North Africa Regional Office, based in Lebanon, in order to shape and develop our human rights research across the region.  

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Beirut Regional Office requires Researchers to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You’ll be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

With experience of working on human rights issues, you’ll have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the MENA region, specifically specialising in either Syria, Lebanon and Jordan or Iraq, and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the Middle East. You'll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You’ll need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and Arabic, including excellent spoken, reading and writing skills, is essential. Kurdish is desirable for the Iraq-specific Researcher role.

Apply here.

Administrative Assistant, Democracy Project The Bipartisan Policy Center, for Recent Grad

BPC has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Democracy Project.
  • Provide primary administrative and clerical support to the Democracy Project
  • Calendar management and scheduling responsibilities
  • Attending project meetings as requested by director and associate director; preparing pre-meeting and post meetings notes and memorandum
  • Providing point of contact support for project staff, contractors, and other contacts for tasks including processing reimbursement requests, booking air and hotel accommodations, and maintaining relationships with members and their assistants.
  • Meeting planning for project related meetings; booking conference rooms; ordering catering; preparing materials, etc.
  • Working with the events team to plan internal and external events
  • Assisting with the ordering, production, construction and shipment of correspondence and materials
  • Data entry and contact management
  • Fielding phone calls and other clerical tasks
  • Providing research assistance to project directors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Computer skills a must. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Previous scheduling experience and the ability to communicate effectively is essential
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Works well independently, and as part of a team

Application instructions

The BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume and introductory letter. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Administrative Assistant, Democracy Project, in the subject line of your email.  Apply here.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paid Election Internship with Fairfax County Government for Virginia Voter

Summary: The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist with election and voting processes. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the election process for Virginia’s largest jurisdiction – Fairfax County, with close to 700,000 registered voters. We are seeking candidates with a high-level of interest in the voting process from a nonpartisan perspective. Application Deadline is June 30, 2016.
The intern will work primarily in the Office of Elections, located at the Fairfax County Government Center and occasionally at various satellite locations or at the County warehouse. The internship begins after Labor Day 2016 and concludes one week after the presidential election. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, with flexible hours available, including Saturdays and evenings. Candidates must also be available to work on the last day of absentee voting and work up to 12 hours of Election Day.
The internship is paid at a rate of $13.53 per hour.
  • Registered voter in the commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Rising junior or senior in a four-year degree program or enrolled in a graduate program. Preferred majors include political science, American government, American history, international relations, public policy or administration;
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 in major
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of common office computer programs and systems;
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently;
  • Interest in government or public service;
  • Ability to maintain party or candidate neutrality at all times while participating in the internship;
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $13.53 /hour
Apply here.

Paid Internship with National Environmental Education Foundation

The Communications Intern is a six-month internship and is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager and Digital Marketing and Technology Manager on a variety of communications and public relations activities including digital communications, website updates, logistics, writing and social media.
Essential functions:
  • Assist in proof reading and editing NEEF publications, including newsletters, press releases, social media and Web content.
  • Update and provide additional website content and graphics.
  • Assist in writing for, managing and reporting on NEEF’s social media accounts.
  • Manage lists and run reports in NEEF CRM and email marketing system.
  • Assist in drafting communications materials through email marketing system.
  • Assist in creating and reporting on forms developed through email marketing system.
  • Prepare and help with media distribution.
  • Research, maintain and archive media clips and video files.
  • Videotape and photograph special events as needed.
  • Assist with scheduling and preparing media inquiries.
  • Assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist with preparation of annual report, communications plan and other documents.
  • Maintain communications and web calendars.
  • Participate in communications meetings.
  • Writing as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job specifications:
The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Bachelors or Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Background and interest in the environment, education or a relevant field.
  • Experience with communications, especially digital communications.
  • Possess an excellent understanding of social networking websites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Ability to clearly and professionally communicate with different audiences.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. This includes sound judgment in communicating professionally and knowledge of formal business correspondence.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline management skills.
  • Demonstrate sound ability to follow guidance and complete tasks on-time and within budget
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with NEEF’s programs.
  • Motivation, desire to see projects through to completion and dependability a must.
  • Experience with photography and videography a plus.
  • The ability to work for 40 hours/week.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 
The internship pays $14/hour.
To apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume to sends e-mail)and include Communications Intern in the subject line.

Ongoing Paid International Development Internship Opportunities with IREX

We seek interns year-round for limited duration assignments generally ranging from 3-12 months. Interns generally work 20-40 hours per week. Start dates are flexible based on the needs of IREX and interns are paid at the rate of $12/hour.  
Ideal candidates are enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degree programs with a focus on a discipline of professional relevance to IREX.  They are expected to be detail oriented with strong interpersonal skills and to possess the ability to work independently.  Interns must demonstrate excellent communications skills, verbal and written, as appropriate for the responsibilities of the particular role.   At all times, IREX interns must maintain a professional demeanor for working in cross-cultural environments.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume.  Within the cover letter, please include which on the program and/or functional areas listed below are of most of interest to you as well as information regarding your availability.  Applicants are encouraged to indicate multiple specific areas of interest. This will greatly assist IREX in matching candidates with available opportunities.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Potential Programmatic and Functional Internship Areas
Education, including, but not limited to:
  • Teacher Training
  • Higher Education Management
  • Research Management
  • International Education
  • Scholarship management

Media Development, including, but not limited to:
  • Social Media
  • Assessing media systems
  • Community media development
  • Media Management

Civil Society Strengthening, including, but not limited to:
  • Advocacy
  • Organizational Development

Gender, including, but not limited to:
  • LGBT

Youth Development, including, but not limited to:
  • Workforce Development
  • Livelihoods
  • Civic Engagement & Leadership

Conflict Mediation, including, but not limited to:
  • Youth in Conflict

Technology for Development
Corporate Communication & Branding, including, but not limited to
  • Drupal
  • Writing and editing
  • Social media
  • ·Graphic design (InDesign, Adobe Suite)
  • Photography and video production and editing

Corporate Information Technology  , including, but not limited to
  • Client and Web Application programming
  • SQL and database design
  • System Administration
  • Help Desk / Windows desktop management 

Field Operations, including, but not limited to
  • International Human Resource Management

New Business Development, including, but not limited to
  • Foundation & Corporate Fundraising
  • USG proposal research & preparation

All IREX internship opportunities offer unique insight into non-profit governance and management and into the international development community. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.
Apply here.

Program Assistant, Global Programs Center for International Private Enterprise for Recent Grad

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Handling project administration, including invoices, payments, and contracts
  • Assisting in logistics, including event planning and travel arrangements
  • Maintaining physical and electronic program files, contact lists, scheduling for Global department, and event calendars
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures
  • Drafting content for the website, quarterly newsletter, or other CIPE publications
  • Drafting, editing, and/or proofreading project proposals and reports
  • Drafting and monitoring project proposals and budgets
  • Writing and editing articles, blogs, policy papers, and other publications
  • Liaison with outside vendors (event, venue, catering, publication)
Additional duties may include:
  • Providing research assistance
  • Organizing working group meetings
  • Web development and video editing


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of office experience
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • Interest in international development and topics consistent with CIPE’s mission
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, WordPress, and Dreamweaver
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision
  • Foreign language helpful but not required – Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience working within a multi-cultural environment

Application instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (five page limit) to with “GlobalPA-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line.  Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Project Coordinator Position with the Urban Institute for Recent Grad

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.
The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center is seeking a Project Assistant to help manage an empirical research project on housing markets and access to housing.
Successful candidates will implement data collection protocols and help support the on-site project management team as well as off-site field staff.
  • Minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal (including telephone and e-mail) communication skills
  • Must be self-directed and well-organized with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to critically review data collection reports for accuracy, completeness and quality
  • Dependability and ability to meet project deadlines
  • Objectivity
  • Ability to work well with a diverse project team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality          
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive computer or data entry experience and/or aptitude required
  • This position will require some occasional evening and/or weekend hours due to the nature of the project.

Apply here.