Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Spring International Development Internship with Church World Service

Category:                 Intern (Multiple Opportunities)
Location:                  Washington, D.C.
Team:                       International Development Programs – CROP
Employee status:     Minimum 20 hrs/week, unpaid

The CWS CROP international development program works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty, and to promote peace and justice. We work with those who want lasting, sustainable change for the world’s most vulnerable people. We operate in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East focusing on health, water, sanitation, food security and nutrition, disaster risk reduction and reducing the impact of climate change.

To Apply:
Please visit the link below to apply directly online to this position.
Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted.  All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

CWS uses Applicant Stack for all communications, please be sure to check your e-mail frequently and please check your junk/spam folder.  Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

The International Development Intern will be engaged with a wide array of program and  administrative functions as part of their professional development experience. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, the intern’s specific duties may include:
  • Background research on CWS international country programs including socio-economic indicators, culture and national strategic plans relating to CWS and partner country priorities.
  • Assisting with the development and layout of monthly international program development updates.
  • Background research on key areas of CWS and partner strategic sector activities including technical briefs, policy documents and industry best practices.
  • Coordination and support for training workshops, strategy sessions and leadership meetings.
  • Preparation and presentation of workshop and conference materials.
  • Donor research and the creation of guidelines linking CWS, implementing partner, country government and donor strategic objectives and program activities.
  • Deep engagement in a specific development project or key sector linked to the intern’s skills, competencies and professional aspirations.
Intern Learning Outcomes:
  • Write country research reports regarding current and prospective strategic objectives related to sectors, geography, demographics and capacity building.
  • Understand policy and theories of key sectors in international development including health, food security, disaster risk reduction, climate change and livelihood, among others.
  • Develop creative, dynamic presentations supporting CWS training and program activities.
  • Through research and analysis develop knowledge and understanding of international and local donor strategies, linking them to CWS and partner programmatic and country priorities.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the role and importance of capacity building and development in sustainable international development.
  • Currently enrolled student in an internationally-focused academic program, preferably at the graduate level
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability and interest in working with and in a culturally diverse team and program
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent IT/Social Media/Presentation skills
  • Creative and Solution focused

Internship runs from the beginning of January through the end of May, with flexibility depending on semester calendars.