Policy & Advocacy Intern

Search for Common Ground
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Feb 01

Position description

We are Searchers.  

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.  

It’s our purpose- our call to action. 

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where: 
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm 

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

SFCG is seeking interns on a rolling basis (with immediate openings) to learn about Accounting and Finance in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. The current position is 24 hours per week September 25 – December 20. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization. Interns will be able to gain wide exposure to international accounting and finance as they occur day to day in the department.  We are looking for an intern who will be interested in internal controls, internal audit, policy communications, policy revisions, financial forms, accounts payable and payroll documentation, and using technology creatively for disseminating financial management tools among our staff and field offices.

Your contribution

The Global Affairs and Partnerships (GAP) program at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is seeking an intern to provide research, administrative, and logistical support to the team’s policy and advocacy activities. GAP helps advance SFCG's mission by raising awareness about peacebuilding and conflict issues to policymakers.

The intern will report to the Global Affairs and Partnerships Manager. 

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:

  • Conduct desktop research related to US government policies, legislation, and priorities;
  • Conduct desktop research on UN resolutions and priorities;
  • Attend Congressional hearings and share notes within the organization;
  • Assist with the development of policy recommendations and documents;
  • Identify and research opportunities around key SFCG themes;
  • Represent SFCG at relevant meetings in Washington, D.C.;
  • Maintain and update knowledge management tools;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are…

You meet the following qualifications:

  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).

The ideal candidate will further exhibit:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in US government or UN policy and/or advocacy;
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Interest and/or experience in foreign policy, fundraising, and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of French, writing/reading/speaking
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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