Fall Public Policy and Advocacy Intern

Save the Children
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jul 01

Position description

The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for an accomplished student to serve as a Public Policy & Advocacy Intern. This individual will support PPA’s mission to advocate for the most marginalized and vulnerable.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties) 

  • Contribute to information gathering, research, and analysis in relation to global policy processes, advocacy and fundraising opportunities.
  • Assist in conducting research on priorities and demonstrated interests of key decision-makers, such as Members of Congress, USAID focal points, and US government officials.
  • Write background briefs, talking points, fact sheets, policy briefs, and communications materials, including social media content, in furtherance of PPA objectives.
  • Assist in preparations and execution of strategic events, including internal and external facing workshops and meetings, related to Save the Children’s public policy and advocacy objectives
  • Attend both internal and external meetings and events and assist in note-taking and follow up of action points
  • Provide support on fundraising projects and proposals for the department
  • Provide administrative support as needed to the Public Policy & Advocacy department (scanning, mailing, copying, etc.)


  • Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate student or have graduated within 6 months of start date
  • We are looking for someone who has demonstrated interest, experience, and/or academic training in one or more of the following areas:
    • Global gender policy
    • International development sector, such as health or education
    • Humanitarian policy
    • Government Relations
    • Public policy
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and current trends in US foreign policy, and international development
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize and report on large amounts of information quickly and accurately
  • Experience in organizing and executing events, including logistics and promotion
  • Must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and switch gears easily, and able to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and self-motivation; able to work both independently and part of a team
  • Experience in internal and external communications, including targeted social media in a professional setting preferred
  • Positive, can-do attitude and mature inter-personal skills
  • 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


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

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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