Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children gives 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.
- Maternal and child health
- Child mortality
- Crisis response
- Hunger and food security
- Gender equity
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Commuter benefit program
- Vacation and sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Generous retirement savings plans
- Family leave
- Additional maternity and paternity leave
- Critical child illness leave
- Summer Fun Fridays – early release at 1:30PM every other Friday
- Volunteer Days
- Leadership and Employee Development Training
How to get involved with Save the Children
How often does Save the Children hire people?
As an organization that addresses the needs of children globally, Save the Children hires daily to fill critical positions at every part of the organization to support its mission.
Save the Children welcomes and encourages committed individuals to apply as skilled volunteers in its Fairfield, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. offices. Skilled volunteer opportunities range from short-term (3 month) to long-term (1 year) assignments. They are offered in a variety of areas such as finance, fundraising, human resources, marketing and communications, public policy, and social media – as well as other program areas.
Save the Children supports a year round internship program centered around the academic calendar. It offers a variety of unpaid semester internship positions that provide a unique opportunity for experience and expansion of knowledge in the non-profit world. Interns have the chance to work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member to help guide their development of skills within their chosen field. Their work focuses on the advancement of important strategic projects.
To be classified as an intern: an individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program and able to receive some level of credit from his/her college or institution. (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship is offered.)
Top Things Save the Children Looks For
Save the Children looks for people who:
- Have a genuine interest in its mission
- Can roll up their sleeves and who have a “whatever it takes” attitude
- Have a true team spirit and respect for others