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Research Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-08

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The President’s Office is recruiting for a research intern to support the President & CEO and the Director for Policy and Planning. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to:

•Research on humanitarian policy, refugee resettlement, and international crises and conflict.

•Professional writing, such as fact sheets, briefing memos, and official correspondence.

•Provision of general logistical/organisational support as required.

Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced headquarters environment, incorporating responsibilities that touch on all aspects of the IRC’s agenda. Working in the President’s Office, they will have the opportunity to learn about refugee and humanitarian aid policy and the management of a large INGO.

Ideal applicants will have an interest in international aid, humanitarian policy, and refugee resettlement. Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis is preferred and proficiency with Microsoft Office is mandatory. A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across multiple mediums, and a demonstrated ability to think critically. They must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills.

This is a full-time position for Fall 2020 and requires a commitment of 12 weeks. This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be received depending on the program and institution.

Major Responsibilities:

•Core Research Support

oAssist Advisor for Policy and Planning and Director of Policy and Planning in core research, analysis and writing activities

oDraft memos on a range of research topics

oSummarize topics for briefings

oAttend relevant policy events of interest

•Core Department Support

oAttend departmental meetings and take meeting notes

oPrepare materials for meetings

Learning Objectives:

oIntern will learn to conduct research and analysis in a fast-paced INGO environment

oIntern will learn to communicate effectively with colleagues at multiple levels

oIntern will learn to write high-quality products in a professional setting

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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