Fall 2021 InterAction Humanitarian Policy and Practice Intern

InterAction is the largest U.S.-based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations. They work with low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination. They are seeking an intern for their Humanitarian Policy and Practice team. Interns who work full-time will receive a stipend of $1000 (and pro-rated for those who work part-time) along with class credits if applicable.

Applications received before August 13, 2021, are preferred, but the applications will remain open until the position is filled.


The specific work of an intern will be based upon an individual’s learning and professional goals, as tied to the initiatives of InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy & Practice (HPP) Team.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Providing administrative and logistical support for meetings, including writing summaries of the proceedings, and other activities of the HPP team;
  • Completing research and policy analysis, outreach to members, and other projects as needed by humanitarian team’s workstreams;
  • Participating in various fora, including outside meetings with InterAction members, at think tanks, or the Hill;
  • Debriefing to the team at the internship’s conclusion on learning and/or a work task completed;
  • Updating Air Table (an online platform for data management), and other internal databases;
  • Supporting with analysis of data and provide a written analysis of key findings.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or working towards one) on international relations, international development, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, or another related field;
  • Able to commit to at least 4 days a week of work (32 hours per week), with a preference for those who can work full time (40 hours per week);
  • Solid writing, editing, and research skills with strong attention to detail and ability to write quickly and effectively;
  • Familiarity with basic data analysis and methods;
  • Ability to take in a substantial amount of information, potentially on topics the intern is unfamiliar with, and synthesize that information into a digestible format:
  • Self-starter and self-motivated;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), Adobe, additional computer skills in Salesforce, graphic design, or related computer programs a plus
  • Commitment to teamwork, good interpersonal skills, can-do positive attitude, and professional etiquette.
  • Interest, familiarity, and/or coursework in humanitarian assistance is strongly preferred
For more information and to apply, click here.

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