The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Mercy Corps

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Policy and Advocacy Intern - paid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Disaster Relief 

Start Date: May 2020

Wage or benefits: 1500 stipend/month 

Time Commitment30 hours/week

Desired Class Year: Open to all

Desired Major or Interest: Interested in humanitarian, development, and conflict prevention issues

Application Deadline: x

Organization website: https://www.mercycorps.org

Brief Description of the organization:

Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected countries, often where communities are recovering from disaster, conflict, or economic collapse. With programs in more than 40 countries, and an annual budget of more than $400 million, Mercy Corps is one of the largest relief and development NGOs in the US.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Intern responsibilities: conduct policy and practice research in support of Mercy Corps advocacy initiatives, assist in drafting advocacy documents such as reports, briefing notes, talking points or factsheets on relevant policy issues, attend meetings and hearings of interest to Mercy Corps and report back on key issues, review external and internal reports and publications and summarize relevant findings, and assist in communicating policy and advocacy updates to the broader Mercy Corps community through Mercy Corps’ intranet system, weekly newsletter, and website

How to apply:

Students interested in this internship should submit a resume and a cover letter. In your letter, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences related relevant to the projects outlined. You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to policy and advocacy, humanitarian aid, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests. A short additional writing sample (under five pages) is preferable, but not required.

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