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Summer Global Development Policy Research & Fundraising Intern at Save the Children

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:


The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for a student to serve as a Global Development Policy Research & Fundraising Intern. This individual will report directly to the public policy research and advocacy team in DC. S/he will assist in daily activities and, with guidance from staff, work on a variety of projects related to development finance, global health, and education. S/he will also provide support for the department’s fundraising strategy and proposal development processes.

As an intern or skilled volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with other Save the Children interns, volunteers and employees and participate in learning sessions about various topics spanning the breadth of Save the Children's work. Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding about how the international development community intersects with the private sector. You will also gain transferable skills that are applicable to a variety of roles, particularly in the non-profit industry, marketing, sales, and client services.


  • Support the policy and fundraising teams by conducting research, maintaining databases, and creating fact sheets

  • Research tasks could include literature reviews, supporting online surveys, phone interviews, data analysis, and research report drafting.

  • Analysis of online databases, and creating data visualization including graphs, charts, and tables

  • Contribute to PPA’s work on Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign

  • Attend research workshops and seminars, hearings, and briefings to represent Save the Children

  • 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


  • We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated interest in public policy, advocacy, international organizations, and/or international development.

  • Background and strong interest in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods

  • Possess strong writing skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work within a team

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • Must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program


Unpaid Intern          Part-time: minimum 24 hours/week      Dates:  June 4th to August 10th

Save the Children does NOT provide housing or transportation

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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 Save the Children 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.