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Spring Foreign Aid Policy & Advocacy Intern
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Save The Children | Washington, DC
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Job Description


The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for a student to serve as a Foreign Aid Policy & Advocacy Intern. This individual will report directly to the public policy and advocacy team in DC. S/he will assist in daily activities and, with guidance from staff, work on a variety of projects. The main focus will be on U.S. foreign aid, but other key areas will include maternal, newborn, and child health and humanitarian response policy and advocacy.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Support Save the Children's advocacy work on 1) foreign assistance appropriations, 2) maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), and 3) humanitarian response, including the "Stop the War on Children" campaign

* Support the policy team by conducting research, maintaining databases, taking meeting minutes for internal and external meetings, and creating fact sheets
* Support engagement with congressional offices, event-planning (such as congressional briefings), in-district meetings and events, and advocacy trainings
* Attend events, hearings, and briefings to represent Save the Children
* Attend Congressional hearings and briefings as well as NGO coalition working group meetings
* Manage communication among staff and the rest of the agency via various internal communication outlets
* Provide administrative support as needed (scanning, copying, organizing, mailing, etc.)
* As needed, provide support on fundraising projects and proposals for the department
* Attend internal meetings covering Save the Children's global programs
* Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

* Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate student or have graduated within 6 months of start date
* We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated interest in public policy, advocacy, international organizations, and/or international development
* Experience working on the Hill is a plus
* Possess strong writing skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work within a team
* Knowledge and understanding of key issues and current trends in U.S. foreign policy and international development
* Must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and switch gears easily, and able to prioritize to meet deadlines
* Excellent organizational skills, creativity and flexibility
* 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.
* 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: 24 hours per week

Dates: January 28, 2020 to April 24, 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.