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American Red Cross is looking for an intern to help with their program integration

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The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.

SUMMARY:

The intern will work with the Program Integration technical advisors who are responsible for providing technical expertise to programs and projects internationally. He/she will gain knowledge and experience in international programming while providing administrative support and contributions to IRP’s information and knowledge management efforts. The nature of the work requires flexibility as it occasionally may require unplanned extended work hours. The intern is expected to have a wide range of administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as a strong interest in international programming.

The American Red Cross seeks a full-time summer intern (paid) to support the Program Integration unit within the International Response and Programs (IRP) division.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Facilitate internal operations, including the processing of contracts and agreements, project management, program data collection, program analysis, and data entry.
• Support knowledge and information management efforts by conducting research and facilitating database and template development.
• Conduct analysis of information management and data analysis methods and processes used within the Red Cross and by other organizations.
• Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Graduate student pursuing degree in program management, public policy, statistical analysis or related area with an international focus.
• Must be detail-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Must have strong writing and communication skills, knowledge of research methods, and ability to accurately record program research.
• Overseas experience, or strong interest in international issues.
• Experience in systems engineering, process mapping, and/or organizational structures highly desired.
• Education or experience in databases, information systems, and cloud technologies.
• Must be responsible, reliable, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure.
• Willingness to do basic research and administrative support depending on daily priorities.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Summer 2013 Internship: Eliminate Project Intern at UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, please visit unicefusa.org.

USF invites qualified candidates to apply for the internship described below.

USF seeks an intern for The Eliminate Project, a global partnership between UNICEF and the volunteer organization Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in the 31 countries around the world where it remains a threat. MNT is a tragic but easily preventable disease that kills one baby approximately every nine minutes. The intern will be involved with fundraising, education and advocacy efforts around this exciting partnership.

The internship will provide an opportunity to learn about:

  • UNICEF’s global health programs
  • Fundraising, including grassroots efforts as well as individual, corporate and foundation giving
  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
  • Development and coordination of educational workshops and materials
  • Planning of field visits for donors
  • Budget development

The work schedule is flexible, but the successful candidate should expect to commit at least 15 -20 hours per week for the internship. The preferred schedule is consecutive days with a minimum of four hours per day.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross-departmental team strategy meetings
  • Prepare materials and briefing books associated with meetings and conferences
  • Draft and edit materials related to the project, which may include PowerPoint presentations, blog posts, twitter messages, one-pagers, etc.
  • Draft e-mails, letters and other correspondence related to the project, including acknowledgment letters
  • Review and monitor media coverage of the Project
  • Coordinate USF-related roles at select Kiwanis Conventions occurring in the summer of 2013
  • Develop briefing books for site visit participants
  • Organize project materials
  • Perform other assignments as needed

Requirements:

  • Must be a current student enrolled in a College or University degree program
  • Experience using Microsoft PowerPoint and preparing presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
  • Experience in marketing and knowledge of international development issues a plus

Time Frame: Summer 2013

Days per week: Flexible

This is an unpaid internship.

The U. S. Fund for UNICEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How To Apply

Please apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UNICEFUSA&cws=1&rid=331

Asia Capacity Building Research Intern Position

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LOVE146 VISION

The abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.

LOVE146 MISSION

ABOLITION & RESTORATION!

We combat child trafficking & exploitation with the unexpected and restore survivors with excellence.

Intern reports to the Director of Asia Prevention.

OVERVIEW

Love146 seeks an energetic Research Intern to join the team in Southeast Asia. This position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, but other research related travel might be necessary. The intern will work closely with the Director of Asia Prevention to help conduct research for the field of human trafficking addressing prevention and demand and advocating for change and improving programs.

This research internship is designed as a stepping-stone to equip newly qualified field researchers to become future leaders in the fields of human rights and social sciences with invaluable skills and network connections. This is an excellent opportunity for fourth-year undergraduate students, or Master’s candidates. Due to the nature of the research topics, this position may require, at times, close interaction with clients; female, male and/or transgendered survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Male and transgendered researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

This unpaid position will provide practical, hands-on experience in the area of prevention education, research, monitoring and evaluation, and/or program development. Individuals will frequently work closely with grassroots organizations, and in other community settings.

Individuals should be highly motivated, organized, and possess a professional demeanor, as well as have a sense of compassion for at-risk youth or survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Applicants should be able to commit to the entirety of the internship experience.

This position requires attention to detail, a demonstrated interest in working with at-risk populations, cultural competence, and the ability to work under emotionally charged conditions and in difficult situations with sensitivity and respect. Interns will gain a hands-on experience in conducting research pertaining to the trafficking and exploitation of males, females and transgendered youth in Southeast Asia, and develop strong community relationships with other social service providers and anti-trafficking non-government organization leaders and staff.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES — may include some/any of the following:

  • Contribute to a research study pertaining to the trafficking and exploitation of boys, girls and/or transgendered youth in the sex industry.
  • Create a system for data collection.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of programs.
  • Assist with preparing, writing and editing evaluation and progress reports.
  • Provide detailed analyses of data.
  • Collect relevant information to develop new training materials for partner projects.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed.

Interns for this position must be able to commit 40 hours per week for a minimum of three consecutive months. Times of work need to be flexible, e.g. sometimes late.

All internships are unpaid; however, Love146 will work with academic institutions to provide academic credit, as needed.

This internship is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Room & board are not provided, but guidance is available.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three to four years of study in International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Prior research training and experience, and relevant courses taken is preferred.
  • Familiarity with topics such as proper source citation, use of surveys and needs assessments, use of SPSS and data analysis is vital.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A keen sense of professionalism.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Team player.
  • Cultural and social sensitivity.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Understanding and respect of the complexity of sexual trauma and abuse.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to a variety of duties and priorities, and work under time constraints and pressure.
  • High level of comfort using Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Seasoned experience with the Internet, relevant search engines, and databases as research resources.
  • Flexible, open minded, and easy going – with a sense of humor.

The tentative start of this internship is: September 2013.

All interns should be able to attend an Internship Orientation prior to departure.

How To Apply

  • Download and complete the Love146 Internship Application Form from love146.org/employment
  • Provide a cover letter, detailed résumé, and a 1-2 page writing sample demonstrating academic research skills, with particular focus on commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, youth empowerment, and/or reintegration.
  • Email (no snail mail) all required documents to: internship@love146.org.
  • Note: Electronic signatures or typed names in lieu of signatures are acceptable where required.

No snail mail please. To help keep our administrative costs low Love146 can not respond to phone enquiries on these positions.Our process is to review all resumes and to contact only those applicants who are appropriate for current openings. Thank you for your understanding.

Internship Opportunity–Nobel Women’s Innitiative

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JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Conference Logistics Assistant Internship – Nobel Women’s Initiative

Approximately March 1 – June 7, 2013

BACKGROUND:

The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. The Nobel Women’s Initiative is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Every two years, the Nobel Women’s Initiative hosts a conference, bringing together women from around the world to work together on a pertinent topic. The 2013 conference, Moving Beyond Militarism to a Nonviolent World, will be hosted in Belfast from May 28-30. The intern will work closely with the Coordinator of Events & Operations, and will be responsible for supporting a wide variety of logistical tasks related to the conference.

This internship offers a stipend of $1,500 per month, for a total of $4,500.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The intern will undertake the following responsibilities:

Logistical support of the Nobel Women’s Initiative Biennial Conference:

Creating and sending conference invitations
Communicating with conference participants for registration
Booking all flights for sponsored participants, in coordination with the Nobel Women’s Initiative travel agent
Creating visa application packages and supporting the visa applications of participants
Maintaining the conference database
Helping to maintain and update the conference budget
Helping to communicate and coordinate with suppliers
Other logistical support as required
The successful intern may be asked to join the Nobel Women’s Initiative staff team on-site in Belfast, from May 26-31, 2013
Support the general operations and administration of the Organization through:

Administrative support for effective functioning of the Nobel Women’s Initiative office (filing, faxing, mail-outs, etc)
Administrative and logistical support for other Nobel Women’s Initiative projects, meetings and events

REQUIREMENTS:

Activist experience and a strong desire to work for a more peaceful, just world
Experience working in event coordination
Excellent English written and oral communication skills
Strong computer skills, with experience working with databases an asset
The ability to take initiative on projects and work independently
The ability to be creative, flexible and adaptable
French, Spanish or Arabic an asset
The ability to travel internationally and scheduling flexibility in order to attend the Belfast conference in the last week of May, 2013

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with “Logistics Intern” in the subject line, to conference@nobelwomensinitiative.org.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 21, 2013. Interviews will take place the week of February 25, with an anticipated start date of Monday, March 1, 2013.

For further information about the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s, please visit our website at http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone, email or walk-in enquiries.

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Nobel Women’s Initiative was established by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire. (Only 15 women in more than 110 year history have been recognized with the nobel Peace Prize) The six women decided to bring together their extraordinary experience in a united effort for peace with justice and equality in North/Sout America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This organization works for women forging peace, achieving justice, and advancing equality and human rights.

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Something you might experience when volunteering or working as an intern.

“what can this internship do for me to, what can I bring to this internship?”

An interesting article by a student who unexpectedly learned so much while working at a seemingly boring internship.

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Being an intern for a small, under resourced grassroots environmental organization is not always as exciting or thrilling as one might think, or as I thought before arriving in Nicaragua. Initially, the words, “grassroots,” “under resourced,” “small,” and “environmental organization,” all took on a certain charm. They all formed to create a very novel picture in my head and I don’t think I knew what they implied until arriving and sinking my teeth into my work. At times, it can be boring, run of the mill, Monday to Friday, 9-5 office work. Development work is a waiting game. It’s a money game. It’s a creative game – my experience has become “what can I turn this internship into to make it the most rewarding experience?” Another question I have contemplated is “how can I contribute to Anides in a sustainable and long term way?” This is obviously a challenging task…

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