Intern, Youth Integrated Economic Opportunities

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



This role is part of Save the Children’s Youth Integrated Economic Opportunities core team that leads work towards supporting young people in their transition to adulthood and decent work.


The post holder will play a varied role supporting the team and the Global Head of Child Poverty with research and analysis, knowledge management and administration. This internship is a great opportunity for someone at the start of a career in the international development sector to build knowledge of adolescents and youth economic empowerment, a challenging but strong area of Save the Children’s programming portfolio, and expand their analytical and communication skills.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Research and analysis: working with Research and Evidence colleagues to develop meaningful case studies demonstrating our impact.
  • Engage global technical staff in priorities through participation in calls, webinars and other opportunities. This will involve forming working relationships with colleagues across Save the Children’s Member, Regional and Country offices.
  • Data analysis and visualization: working with technical advisers to map the program footprint of youth economic empowerment work from country strategic plans and other data sources. Developing data visualisation and heat-mapping of where we work globally, which countries are using our Common Approaches methods, and where there is a need to expand our child right’s work.
  • Work with Knowledge and Communications colleagues to maintain different online platforms, including our Global Thematic Library, Onenet (Save the Children’s intranet), Workplace by Facebook, and team sites hosted on Sharepoint.
  • Any other duties required to support the Head of Child Poverty and the Director of Youth Integrated Economic Opportunities to plan and deliver on our 2019 workplan. This may include data analysis, supporting communications, or participating in project work.

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 level of IT competency essential Microsoft Office, SPSS/ Stata
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Demonstrable interest in economic empowerment, youth development
  • Experience with data visualization and analytics software e.g. Tableau, Power Bi
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good time management skills
  • A strong attitude for precision and thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and cultural awareness skills and ability to develop productive relationships across a wide range of stakeholders in a diverse, international environment.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision and to take responsibility for self-learning.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and verbal communications skills


Please attach resume and cover letter to your application


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint or other content management systems


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:        15-20 hours per week (Maximum = 24hours)   

Dates:  June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020



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