FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for a recent graduate with bachelor’s degree or a student enrolled in master’s degree program, preferably focused on International Affairs, interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. Under close supervision, an Intern will perform entry level professional duties which will provide the opportunity for professional training in various functional areas throughout the organization. Internship assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.
FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPB) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CSPB works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:
- Engage with local government to increase its responsiveness to citizen needs;
- Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs, and provide needed services to citizens;
- Advocate for social justice, democratic reforms, human rights, and effective policies;
- Leverage and/or produce media content, such as for online, radio, and television, to promote social dialogue and tolerance; and
- Promote peaceful solutions to conflict and support peace negotiations.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.
Anticipated Duration: May 2021 – August 2021
Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:
- Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization
- Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful research, technical, and/or program management professionals
- Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges
- Skills to design and launch online surveys and data collection efforts
- Experience with grant-making and knowledge of donor’s grant-making requirements
- Practice experience working with Francophone partners.
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
Under guidance of the Project Manager for the Civil Society Organization and Sustainability Index (CSOSI), the intern will perform entry level professional duties ranging from collecting, researching, and systematizing information, organizing meetings, and managing the event calendars, supporting the CSOSI staff to effectively and in a timely manner comply with internal sub-awarding paperwork requirements, and/or otherwise assisting the team on an as-needed basis.
The intern may also support the MADANI Civil Society Support Initiative with reviewing and filing documents and processing procurements.
The intern may contribute to various team or project activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:
- Provide project teams with logistical and operational support to implement project activities and organize events.
- Support the CSOSI team with data collection for project indicators and key processes.
- Assist with preparing grants and procurement packages and payment of services to implement project activities.
- Help accurately and regularly track documentation and reports.
- Assist in working with partner organizations to collect required paperwork for issuing a sub-award.
- Support organizing and participate in team meetings and country calls (e.g., assisting with meeting preparation, meeting minutes, a post-meeting report)
- Support business development efforts, including conducting background research on donors, programs, and strategies and developing summaries that highlight the department’s capabilities
- Contribute to project-related presentations, blogs, reports and/or manuscripts
- Contribute to preparing and formatting written materials, such as one-pagers and briefs, on relevant topics about FHI 360 projects and initiatives.
- Assist with project-related administrative tasks, as needed
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs or related field of study is required. Students currently enrolled in a master’s program in international development, international affairs, or related course of study are encouraged to apply.
- At least 1-year professional working experience in international development. Experience in civil society strengthening; CSO capacity development; citizen engagement; social movements and advocacy, preferred.
- Professional interest in international development programming related to civil society and citizen engagement.
- Strong computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based research and data collection.
- Understanding of global development issues and experience in multi-cultural settings.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and colleagues.
- Proven writing and analytical skills; and
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
- Proficiency in French is highly desirable.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Home office environment. This internship will be 100% remote.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer
- Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail