Apply by August 19 Paid Global Humanitarian Access Internship with Norwegian Refugee Council USA
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships. The employee is personally responsible for ensuring access to documents including NRC handbooks and guidelines on intranet, and other information necessary to the post.
Are you a current student or recent graduate who is considering a career in the humanitarian field? Are you interested in learning more about working in complex humanitarian environments?
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is looking for an intern with interest in humanitarian action to be an integral part of the Global Humanitarian Access and Advocacy teams in the Washington DC office. The responsibilities will generally include desk research, project management support, editing, writing and attendance to meetings in the DC area. Interns will have an opportunity to learn more about humanitarian activities, policy, and engage directly with our colleagues based in more than 30 different countries. The intern will be reporting to the Global Humanitarian Access Advisor and will support research for a USAID-funded grant to improve humanitarian access around the world.
The intern will be spending 15-30 hours per week at the NRC USA office in Washington DC, unless a remote location is agreed upon. Ideal candidate would be able to commit for up to 1 year (or the two academic semesters of Fall 2022 and Spring 2023).
NRC USA will provide the intern with a workstation and cover phone and travel expenses incurred. The internship position is paid.
What you will do
Researching and writing
Conducting desk-based primary research on humanitarian topics
Reviewing and synthesizing policy and academic literature
Drafting, editing, and reviewing research papers and advocacy materials
Drafting summaries/notes for meetings/conferences
Reviewing literature and fact checking
Providing logistical support for in-person and virtual events, including preparing papers and agendas, and participating in private and public meetings/conferences
Performing other administrative duties as necessary
What makes this position attractive?
A challenging and exciting opportunity to be part of an international team dedicated to supporting humanitarian access of people forced to flee
A chance to learn about NRC’s humanitarian mission and support country and regional capacities on effective policy and advocacy strategies and humanitarian activities
NRC USA will offer a stipend of up to $2500 a month based on location, hours worked, and candidate experience
Current student or recent graduate (as of 2020) of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as political science, international relations, human rights and international development, with interest in gaining experience in the humanitarian field
Computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications)
Competence and experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research
Excellent writing and editing skills in English
Strong organizational and communication skills
Proven ability to be a team player and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a dynamic environment, all while maintaining a good sense of humor
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Managing resources to optimize results
Strategic thinking and analytical skills
Commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
Flexible, creative, and cooperative
Empowering and building trust
Candidate must be currently eligible to work in the US. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship for visas at this time.
Regional Access Advisors & Global Hard to Reach (H2R) team
NRC USA advocacy, partnerships, and administrative staff