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Requisition ID: req6289

Job Title: Violence Prevention and Response Intern

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

The Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU) is comprised of approximately 50 team members supporting programming, resource development, research and policy and advocacy for over 20+ countries. The VPRU is formed by three teams that came together under one umbrella to better serve our beneficiaries. These are the Child Protection (CP), Protection & Rule of Law (PRoL) and Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) teams. With an audacious vision of a world where women and girls, children and other vulnerable populations are valued and live free from violence, and can exercise their rights to promote their own safety, equality and voice, the IRC is known for its cutting edge anti-violence programming in humanitarian settings. This summer internship is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the lead INGOs in the humanitarian field and acquire first-hand experience in program and grants management.

Major Responsibilities:

* Assist in the development of technical resources regarding psychosocial support in GBV programs, including:
* Unique psychosocial support sessions for emotional support groups
* Supervision tools
* M&E tools
* Guidance on running life-skills, recreation, and informal group activities in Women and Girls' Safe Spaces

* Assist with editing and revising existing materials in the Women Rise Psychosocial Support Toolkit.
* Assist with reformatting and reorganization of training materials for inclusion in the Women Rise Psychosocial Support Toolkit.
* Gather and review additional materials, curriculums, and research related to psychosocial support in GBV programs.
* Assist with remote support to pilot countries.
* Provide additional support to MHPSS Working Group activities as needed.

Learning Objectives:

* Build practical application skills for curriculum development in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
* Apply Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapy skills to international NGO grant.
* Acquire hands on experience in applying skills to low resource settings.
* Enhance research skills on Gender-based Violence.
* Learn how to develop group emotional support sessions, monitoring and evaluation tools, and templates.


* Candidates must have solid experience and study in clinical psychology, social work or related areas. Candidates must have interest in group psychosocial and psychological interventions.
* Candidates should be in their first year in a graduate program in social work, psychology, or other related program, all graduate students are welcome to apply.
* Commitment to feminist principles and interest in Gender-based Violence work necessary
* Excellent writing and research skills required.
* Superior internal and external communication and coordination skills.
* Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to efficiently prioritize projects with excellent attention to detail.
* The ability to work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.
* Flexible and calm work attitude: the ability to respond rapidly to changing environments, yet remain productive and focused.
* Demonstrated Computer skills: ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, email and Internet applications; strong skills in Excel will be beneficial.
* Candidates interested in learning about non-profit operations and administration within a large, dynamic, technical team are encouraged to apply.


* Unpaid internship
* Schedule can be flexible but we expect a commitment of at least 16-20 hours per week.
* Internship to start beginning of September until at least December 13, 2019. Exact dates to be determined.

Language Skills:

* Fluent in English. Proficiency in French is highly desirable. Working Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

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.