Save the Children Action Network Intern

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 3 days



Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Save the Children’s political advocacy arm, is seeking an intern to support our advocacy campaigns and election engagement by providing research and special project support to our State and National Campaigns and Public Affairs and Policy teams.

Founded in 2014, SCAN is building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. We work at the federal level, as well as in about a handful of targeted states, to support policies and programs that benefit kids.

Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding about how grassroots mobilization, communications and government relations combine to create meaningful policy change.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

The intern will work to support multiple staff and projects within SCAN to better understand how each team member contributes to our overall goal of moving the needle on issues affecting children. The intern will also support planning for national conventions, candidate engagement opportunities and a voter engagement strategy.

As a political advocacy organization, SCAN’s work is dependent on the political environment and must remain flexible to respond quickly to new developments. The intern will gain experience in public policy, communications, grassroots mobilization and more!


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting planning for SCAN’s 2020 election engagement strategy
  • Researching elected officials, legislation and coalition partners that support our policy priorities
  • Supporting state mobilization efforts through event planning, campus outreach and grassroots research to identify opportunities for volunteers to engage with candidates, elected officials and voters
  • Providing data support for online engagement plans
  • Attending congressional briefings, coalition events and more

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.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in early childhood education in the U.S. and humanitarian aid/international development
  • Ability to excel in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with political campaigns and/or grassroots organizing a plus
  • Strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.


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:                20-24 hours per week

Dates:                      June 2 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.


Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.


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