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Fall Emergency Health and Nutrition Intern or Fellow

Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Internship

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster or conflict, and throughout the transition from emergency response to recovery and sustainable development, Save the Children’s presence in 120 countries facilitates the rapid delivery of evidence-based and innovative health and nutrition interventions that address the major causes of illness and death among the world’s most vulnerable populations. The Emergency Health and Nutrition (EHN) team at Save the Children US works closely with colleagues in the development sector of Health & Nutrition as well as with colleagues in Humanitarian Response, both within the US team and with other Members in multiple countries allowing the intern to gain exposure to many different facets of the organization. The intern or fellow will work under the supervision of the EHN Program Coordinator and will primarily focus on activities related to research, knowledge management, program coordination, and logistical/administrative support. 

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Assist the Emergency Health and Nutrition (EHN) team with projects that come up, which could range from writing research and communications reports, editing/assisting with the development of training documents, or supporting international meetings.
  • Work on the team’s evolving portfolio at the global, regional and country levels including reviewing grant proposals and reports, supporting follow-up communications with our field-based staff, performing desk reviews, etc.
  • Attend webinars and brown bags to learn more about Save the Children's ongoing emergency work and identify opportunities for linkages with EHN team projects.
  • Improve knowledge management within the team and across the organization including maintaining our technical toolkits, developing briefers and factsheets, and assisting with webinars and presentations to promote EHN work internally and externally.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with tracking the team’s travel and any other administrative tasks as needed.
Educational Background: 
Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate, graduate or post graduate student or have graduated within 6 months of start date.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Must be studying for a degree in Public Health or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in Public Health and Humanitarian Assistance.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, solid interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, ability to work within a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Experience with basic data analysis is desirable.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • 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
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 10 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 10 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit