Summer 2020 Humanitarian Finance & Compliance Intern

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



The candidate will perform a range of activities as a member of the SCUS Department of Humanitarian Response (DHR) in support of the Finance and Compliance unit. Interns will gain exposure to and experience in the humanitarian response activities of a global relief development organization.

The intern will support the unit on financial and award management work from pre-award through closeout. The intern will support the team to ensure complete and accurate documentation and processing of awards and workflows.

Additionally, interns will have opportunities through the life of the internship to learn about the work being done across Save the Children related to Health, Education, Livelihoods, and Child Protection in development and humanitarian settings.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

The Humanitarian Finance and Compliance intern will support the daily operations of the SCUS Department of Humanitarian Response team, and take on specific projects as needed.  Interns will be selected to support our donor account and technical teams, including USAID/OFDA, WFP, UNHCR, and BPRM.  Responsibilities, depending on specific needs, include award management, materials preparation, proposal development, donor reporting, data analysis, and research. Specific tasks assigned to current/previous interns detailed in the following section.


Award Processing

  • Ensure Save the Children’s Award Management System (AMS) and Financial Management/Accounting System (Agresso) processes for awards are adhered to and help to ensure and maintain data integrity.
  • Ensure AMS postings and workflows are completed in a timely manner in support of efficient processing of awards

Budget Management and Financial Analysis

  • Support the communication of budget results to the account team
  • Support the preparation and revision of Agresso Budget Templates and follow up to ensure award budgets (Fund Summaries) are activated expeditiously
  • Work with DHR Award Managers to monitor rate of spending in Country Offices (Cos) and SCUS home office through review of General Ledgers, donor financial reports, and other Agresso-generated reports

Donor Reporting

  • Assist the unit in reviewing, revising and editing regular donor reports (both narrative and financial) generated by Cos and circulate for additional input as necessary ensuring that reports are finalized and ready for submission to donors
  • Update AMS reporting schedule with report submissions


  • Collaborate with the department to maintain knowledge management systems around resource development (ensuring documents are posted on AMS as applicable, maintaining proposal libraries, documenting lessons learned, etc.)


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Learn about the Save the Children financial management process, and support the financial analysis of humanitarian programs
  • Work within the Award Management System to pull and analyze humanitarian award data
  • Support the close-out of award records within the Award Management System, which includes reviewing grant agreement to ensure compliance to deliverables, ensuring proper upkeep of award records, and effectively communicating any issues to stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled Associates, Bachelors, MBA or post-MBA student or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
  • Interest and/or experience in financial and budget analysis
  • Strong computer, writing and research skills
  • Possess solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and ensure timely completion of short- and long- term projects
  • Experience with grant cycles


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: 20-25 hours per week as availability permits   

Dates:  June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020



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