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Intern, Adult Learning Governance

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7450

Job Title: Intern, Adult Learning Governance

Sector: Governance

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

The IRC Governance Technical Unit focuses on ensuring that people have the power to influence the decisions that affect their lives. We work to strengthen the voices of community and to help the IRC, governments, and other organizations be more responsive to their needs. Governance programming cuts across several IRC sectors, and utilizes approaches like Peacebuilding, Local Partnerships, Inclusive City Planning, Participatory Decision-Making, Social Accountability and Service Delivery System Strengthening to achieve its aims.


With support from the Governance Technical Unit (GTU) staff, the Adult Learning Governance Intern will help to compile and formalized the Governance Unit’s training materials into training modules that are designed to meet the needs of adult learners across contexts. Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

Governance Technical Resource Development

  • Working with Technical Advisors to develop training materials for adult learning styles that are applicable across contexts

  • Formalize the IRC’s Learn to Lead curriculum in collaboration with the Governance and other Technical Units

  • Help to develop sequenced age-appropriate and gender-appropriate curricula for training sessions/workshops’

  • Develop facilitator guidance and participant materials for sessions/workshops using active, participatory and collaborative activities

  • Assist with the updating of other key governance tools and approaches

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the designated period, the intern will:

  • Increased knowledge of programming at the IRC and the work of a technical unit;
  • Experience designing curriculum and training materials to be used in a variety of contexts;
  • Have further refined communications skills, including the ability to distill key information, edit content for multiple audiences, and contextualize communication principles within humanitarian/development work;
  • Hone skills in knowledge management, content development, and teamwork.


  • Pursuing a Master’s Degree or PhD in Adult Education, Adult Learning, Community Development, Conflict Resolution, Business Management, International Relations, Public Policy, Communications, or related field;

  • Prior work experience in curriculum development or international development,

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian and international development sectors necessary, field-based experience ideal (added advantage);

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and InDesign, preferable;

  • Strong oral and written communications skills (English is necessary, French is desirable);


    Key Details

  • This internship is unpaid, with a transportation stipend.

  • The position will be managed out of the IRC’s NY headquarters.

  • Schedule is flexible, but a commitment of at least 10-20 hours per week is expected.

  • The intern will report directly to one of the Governance Advisor based in New York with secondary reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor, Governance.

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