Intern, Skills to Succeed

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



Under Skills to Succeed (S2S), a global program supported by Accenture, Save the Children addresses the global youth unemployment crisis. S2S assists 60,000 at-risk youth, ages 14-24, to acquire the skills and competencies they need to get a job or build a business, thereby breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty. We work alongside young people, local NGOs, governments, and the private sector in multiple countries (China, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, the Philippines, Vietnam and Mexico) to design and deliver market-relevant skill building opportunities, including vocational and technical, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and life skills training and mentoring. We also enhance the quality and reach of job placement services that link youth with opportunities to apply new skills and improve their prospects of securing safe and decent work.

The Skills to Succeed program is in the Youth Integrated Economic Opportunities (YIEO) business line within the Department of Hunger and Livelihoods, which implements programs to ensure that young people successfully transition to positive adulthood through access to integrated economic opportunities to get decent work, to continue education, to live healthy lifestyles and to be civically engaged.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact


  • Curriculum Landscape Review
    • Conduct a landscape review of current digital and soft skills curricula and assessments used with very young adolescents (ages 8-14) across different organizations and in Skills to Succeed countries, with a specific focus on growth mindset, delivery mechanisms, and evidence of impact
    • Support analysis of curriculum and assessments
    • Develop report and communication findings of curriculum landscape review
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) & Research
    • Conduct literature review on topics such as gender and inclusion in youth livelihood programming
    • Support analysis and report writing for meta-narrative consolidating research learnings from last decide of Save the Children’s youth livelihood programming
    • Clean and analyze endline survey data using Stata
    • Create summary statistics or graphs for presentations
    • Create drafts of midterm and final evaluation reports and presentations
    • Create 1-pagers summaries of research and learning activities
    • Support other MEAL and Research activities, as needed
  • Learning & Knowledge Management
    • Support planning for 2020 S2S Learning Meeting
    • Develop presentations and other materials

Overall, we will make the greatest effort to expose the intern to various projects and departments at Save the Children and the staff in Country Offices in the course of fulfillment of his/her responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • 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
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application




Preferred Qualifications


  • Background/interest in youth development, soft skills, social-emotional skills, digital skills, and/or curriculum and assessment design
  • Proficiency in Stata or similar statistical analysis software
  • Previous experience working in development context and a second language, especially Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Bengali, are pluses.



What’s In It for You

  • 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

Classification:  Paid Intern

Part-time: 16- 24 hours per week (Maximum = 24hours)   

Dates:  June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give 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.


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