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Program Design & Development Intern
Washington, DC

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Job Description

Organizational Overview:

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Our programs enable them to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 500,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We have served women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend - a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Project Description:

The Fall 2019 Program Design & Development Intern will assist the Global Programs Unit with background research for new initiatives, guidance documents for country programs, drafting learning briefs and attending external meetings. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Senior Director of Global Programs. The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of September 3rd, 2019 and possible End Date: December 13th, 2019; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women's development organization.


The list below indicates the types of Global Programs projects on which the intern might work -

* Background research for new and updated areas of program development;
* Compiling information about potential partners for Country offices;
* Assist in administration of country office programs;
* Support compiling program success stories and report writing;
* Participate in external events and circulate take-aways;
* Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications; and
* Participate in program meetings and conduct follow-up.


* Graduate student in international development or a related field
* Strong research and critical thinking skills;
* Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
* Experience working in an office environment.

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