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Requisition ID: req4266

Job Title: Violence Prevention and Response Communications & Program Intern

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

The Violence Prevention and Response Communications & Program Intern will work closely with the VPRU Program Officer on four large-scale international projects focused on addressing building the capacity of national organizations addressing gender-based violence in emergencies; amplifying the voices of women and girls in prevention and response to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings; supporting adolescents and their families in emergencies; and developing a family violence program model to prevent and respond to violence against women and children. This is an excellent opportunity to expose yourself to a wide range of technical programs led by one of the leading INGOs in the humanitarian field and acquire first-hand experience in communications and program management.

Major Responsibilities:

* Assist with the planning and preparation for international workshops and trainings
* Assist with the day-to-day administration of four international programs
* Assist with the development of internal and external communications products e.g. newsletters, social media and website content, blog posts, etc.
* Complete other relevant tasks as needed
* Support the grants and operations team as needed

Learning Objectives:

* Understand operations and communications functions within an INGO.
* Gain targeted NGO communication and advocacy skills.
* Acquire logistics and event-planning skills.
* Enhance research skills on violence prevention and response.
* Learn how to manage websites and social media


* Ability to work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.
* Highly organized with the ability to be flexible, multi-task and detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment
* Clear, fluent, and concise oral and written communications skills
* Event planning and social media experience is a plus
* Professional attitude and ability to work with remote-based colleagues
* Flexible and calm work attitude: the ability to respond effectively to changing environments yet remain productive and focused
* Demonstrated computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
* Candidates should be in their last year of undergraduate studies in a relevant field. Graduate students are welcome to apply.


* This internship is unpaid
* Schedule can be flexible, but a commitment of at least 16-20 hours per week is expected
* Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Language Skills:

* Fluent in English

Working Environment: Standard office work environment

About International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives. For refugees afforded sanctuary in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, adjust and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient. Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.