Summer Research & Evaluation Intern

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



“Learn, Do & Measure” has been uplifted in the 2019-21 Save the Children strategy, with research and evaluation managed through a networked global leadership model across our thematic areas of health, nutrition, education, child protection, poverty, gender and disability inclusion.  This priority intends to focus on using more evidence-based programming more consistently across our movement; strengthen and leverage our knowledge and evidence for impact and innovation; and, align and measure Save the Children’s contributions at the global level.

Save the Children US is in the process of refining its Learning Agenda, and developing systems that help us optimize our in-house expertise, and position our Agency to expand partnerships and funding opportunities for evidence generation, learning & thought leadership. The intern will provide support on initiatives designed to advance these three areas.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)



  • Support the Research, Evidence & Learning Leadership team to strengthen coordination, communication and information sharing on evidence and learning between the various research and evaluation groups, thematic experts and country office and home office staff; help role model a learning culture within the organization.


  • Provide support to advance SCUS’ contribution to the Global Learning Agenda across all thematic areas.


  • Support the development of a framework for SCUS MERL technical competencies, job descriptions and interview questions that interfaces with the Save the Children International Technical Competency Framework.



  • Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in applied research or evaluation in international development, in one of the following sectors: health, livelihoods/resilience, early or basic education, child protection, youth development, disability inclusion, gender equality.


  • Experience in knowledge management or continuous improvement projects.


  • Academic focus on international development in either development or humanitarian settings, in a thematic or geographic are in which Save the Children works.


  • Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student or have graduated within 6 months of 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


  • Skills in Power BI or other data visualization software.


What’s In It for You (Keep)

  • 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:        15-24 hours per week

Dates:             June 2 – 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.


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.


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