InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations with a combined donor base of $15 billion annually. Members operate in every developing country and advocate for global change to overcome poverty, exclusion, and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all. Located in Washington, D.C., InterAction aims to give each of its members the collective power to speak and act on issues of common concern. InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy and Practice (HPP) Team is seeking applications for a full-time remote Internship Position for Winter 2021. ** A stipend of $1000 will be provided to full-time interns completing the internship (pro-rated for part-time) along with class credits and a robust professional development program which includes workshops, trainings, and educational opportunities. We anticipate the internship lasting from January through mid-May with flexible start and end dates. Primary Responsibilities The specific work of an Intern will be based upon an individual’s learning and professional goals, as tied to the initiatives of InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy & Practice (HPP) Team. Additional responsibilities may include: · Providing administrative and logistical support for meetings, including writing summaries of the proceedings, and other activities of the HPP team; · Completing research and policy Analysis, outreach to members, and other projects as needed by humanitarian team’s work streams; · Participating in various fora, including outside meetings with InterAction members, at think tanks, or the Hill; · Debriefing to the team at the internship’s conclusion on learning and/or a work task completed; · Updating Air Table (an online platform for Data Management), and other internal databases; · Supporting with analysis of data and provide written analysis of key findings. Learning Objectives:Apply Now
- Understand the linkage between international policy and programming in the humanitarian field;
- Understand core elements of the global humanitarian architecture, including the roles of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), UN, and NGO community;
- Demonstrate knowledge of technical, thematic, or regional issues related to the work of the HPP team;
- Gain experience working in a professional, collaborative team environment;
- Understanding of the pressing issues within the humanitarian non-profit sector vis-à-vis InterAction's members and access to leading member NGOs;
- Develop communication, writing, and task/time management skills.