Summer 2020 Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Response Intern

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



Candidate will perform a range of activities as a member of the SCUS Department of Humanitarian Response (DHR) in support of fundraising, improved emergency response capacity, and award management to address the needs of children and families affected by conflict and/or natural disaster.

Interns will gain exposure to and experience in the humanitarian response activities of a global relief development organization. They will gain a broad understanding of humanitarian program development and the programmtic and operational issues related to responding to the needs of conflict and natural disaster-affected populations, including displaced and refugee populations.  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, and how food and cash are being used in emergency response programming to effectively meet urgent needs.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

The Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Response 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, BPRM, UNHCR and the World Food Programme, and Monitoring and Evaluation.  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.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Develop marketing and communication materials for programs
  • Maintain various databases and knowledge management tools
  • Support proposal development and reporting
  • Maintaining and updating internal webpages
  • Develop spreadsheets/trackers and conduct portfolio analysis


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
  • Strong computer, writing and research skills
  • Strong interest in emergency response activities and modalities related to rapid onset and chronic emergency response, and in the well-being of children and families in crisis
  • Possess 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


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



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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