Family Planning Intern

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks



The summer intern will support completion of a comprehensive evidence review and other rollout and learning program initiatives to complement a recently developed internal family planning program guidance document.


What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact)


Save the Children has developed an internal family planning program guidance document and plans to conduct a comprehensive evidence review to complement this guidance.  The intern will work with the team involved in the family planning guidance rollout to do the following:


  • Learn the principles of creating a comprehensive evidence review through development of comprehensive evidence review framework using Save the Children’s new program quality and impact guidance, completing the evidence review checklists, and reviewing the existing “light touch” evidence review. Based upon findings from the evidence review, additional literature searches may be needed to fill gaps.
  • Support development of additional activities to rollout the new guidance document from Save the Children country programs to member levels. Illustrative activities include developing briefs, tip sheets, orientation packages, and information packages for fundraising.

Required Qualifications (revise as needed)

  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Coursework and/or experience in program planning, research design, data collection, data analysis
  • Coursework and/or experience in data entry and analysis software (STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • Independent problem-solver and decision-maker
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; detail oriented
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application


What’s In It for You (Keep)

  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world
  • An opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge, develop research skills and contribute to guidance that will be used by Save the Children programs worldwide.

Classification:  Paid Intern or Fellow

Part-time:        24 hours per week (Maximum = 24hours)   

Dates:  June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020



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