SUMMER 2022 InterAction Global Development & Public Policy Intern

InterAction’s Global Development, Policy, and Learning (GDPL) Team is seeking highly motivated students or recent graduates to intern with their Washington, D.C. office to support our development and policy work for the summer. The GDPL team works mostly with work on Food Security and Agriculture; Water, Health and Sanitation; Budget and Appropriations, Humanitarian Policy and Practice Advocacy, Climate and Fragility, Children and Youth, and Democracy, Rights, and Governance. The interns must be located in the Maryland/DC area for the full duration of the internship, as the current mode of operation is hybrid but InterAction may move to fully in-person. This opportunity is a full-time position with an hourly wage of $15.20.

The deadline to apply is May 16, 2022.


  • Attend and summarize hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill, working group meetings, and events hosted by InterAction members
  • Provide administrative support for meetings and briefings at InterAction and on Capitol Hill including scheduling, tracking RSVPs, and developing and distributing advocacy materials
  • Contribute to strategy development and advocacy outreach
  • Research and brief on legislative action that affects the international development community
  • Update Airtable (an online platform for data management), and other internal databases
  • Support project management and coordination on the NGO Aid Map & G7/G20 workstreams
  • Other duties as desired or assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree (or working towards one) in government, public policy, international relations, international development, 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)
  • Ability to write quickly and effectively, and ability to copy edit, sometimes under pressure
  • Basic knowledge of the legislative and election processes
  • 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
  • Interest or curiosity about policy and the non-profit sector
  • Commitment to teamwork, good interpersonal skills, a can-do positive attitude, and professional etiquette

For more information and to apply, click here.

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