ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

International Development Policy Intern

We are currently seeking two International Development Policy Interns to work in our Washington, DC office. This internship position seeks a candidate interested in international development policy and issues related to land rights, global hunger, food sovereignty, and advocacy for a just reconstruction in Haiti.

The fall and full-year internship periods span from September until December 2013 or September 2013 to June 2014 but exact dates are flexible.  We are looking for at least 20 hours per week, with a preference for full-time. The position is unpaid.

Description:

This internship position seeks a candidate interested in international development policy and issues related to land rights, global hunger, food sovereignty, and advocacy for a just reconstruction in Haiti. The position is open to students with interest and experience in the field of international development.  Fluency in other languages, particularly Haitian Creole and/or French, is highly desirable.

The positions will support ActionAid USA’s ongoing policy and campaign work on international development policy, with a focus on agricultural development policy, biofuels, and Haiti policy. It will also include outreach to students on campaigning related to our youth network Activista and promotion of our Global Platform trainings. Activities will include research, writing and production of materials, event planning, attending meetings, and some administration.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

ActionAid is a team-based environment that values a diversified workplace.  Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  AA USA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, citizenship, color, creed, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, or family responsibilities.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and short (not more than 5 page) writing sample to internship.usa@actionaid.org. No calls please.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.