Summer 2018 World Vision Interns

World Vision International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Feb 13

Position description

You are able to indicate interest in up to 3 total internship positions (regardless of location)—please list in order of preference at the top of your resume or cover letter. Therefore, only submit one application even if you are interested in multiple locations. 

*Not all positions listed are guaranteed to be filled. 

SUMMER 2018 WORLD VISION INTERNSHIPS (Washington D.C.)

 

World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where you are able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission. 

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development and advocacy organizations in the world.

DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY

Dates: May 14, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Stipend: All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $250

Hours: Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (24-40 hours/week)

Location: Internships will be based in Los Angeles (Washington D.C.)

Eligibility:

  • All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week

  • Eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen/resident or F1-student visa)

  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate/graduate program (within 2 years)

  • Adhere to the Christian Statement of Faith required by all World Vision International employees

SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIPS (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Child Health and Nutrition Impact Study (CHNIS) Research Intern (2 positions)

*This position can be located in either Federal Way, Washington or Washington D.C.

Position #1 CHNIS Research Intern – Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Focus 

Position #2 CHNIS Research Intern – Maternal and Child Nutrition Focus

Eligible Candidates: 

  • Current college student, graduate student or completed graduate program

  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Public Health, Global Health, Mobile Health, Maternal and Newborn Child Health and Nutrition, Social Science

The CHNIS Research Intern will serve as a research assistant to accelerate the preparation of several scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals based on the results of the Child Health and Nutrition Impact Study (see https://www.wvi.org/health/child-health-and-nutrition-impact-study).

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct thematically focused literature reviews. Prepare annotated bibliography and consolidate archive of pdf versions for sharing with co-author teams. Collaborate to draft background section of publication as required.

  • Collaborate to conduct descriptive analyses and prepare data visualizations as appropriate for each publication project (strong Excel skills required; experience preparing graphical summaries of data desired). 

  • Assist with coordinating scientific co-author meetings and note taking as required.

  • Support lead authors to coordinate co-author input and review of draft manuscripts.

  • Draft abstract, results or other sections of manuscripts as appropriate given depth of engagement on manuscript preparation process.

  • Optional: participate in an intensive writing retreat to support the manuscript preparation process as feasible given scheduling, budgetary and logistical constraints.

Global Audit Intern: 

Eligible Candidates: 

  • Graduate student or completed graduate program 

  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Accounting, Finance, Business, International Affairs, Law

WVI Global Internal Audit provides quality assurance, risk management, advisory and investigation services, aimed to contribute to the realization of WVI’s strategic goals. The intern must have strong analytical and computer skills. 

This is a perfect position for an intern who enjoys analyzing information, developing a plan of action, and documenting results. The intern will have an impact on how investigative information is tracked and reported.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to analyze allegations of illegal activity to include but not limited to fraud, waste, and abuse.

  • Developing/revamping the case tracking and case dashboard systems.

  • Revamping the quarterly reporting format. 

Monitoring & Evaluation Intern:

Eligible Candidates: 

  • Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate program

  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: International Development, Development Management, Public Health, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Continue with developing recommendations for improving the user interface in Horizon, World Vision’s data management system, and by extension, enhancing the quality of information put into the system.

  • Support in developing the FY18 Global Output Report through developing summary tables and visualizations, working on the report layout and cross-checking report data.

Nutrition Links Research, Maternal Child Health and Child Nutrition Intern:

Eligible Candidates: 

  • Graduate student or completed graduate program 

  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Masters of Public Health, Nutrition, Global Health, Agriculture Health, Social Science 

Literature Review, Data Analysis and Documentation of Successes and Learning from Research on Effect of an Integrated Multi-sectoral Programming on Health and Nutrition 

In recent years there has been a proliferation of interest in integration across multiple sectors to maximize nutrition outcomes, with special emphasis on leveraging agricultural programming for improved nutrition. Regional and international meetings involving various stakeholders have been held to discuss how to better deliver on this agenda, with recommendations published in guidance documents by UN groups, Donors, NGOs and National Governments. However, very little research exists on the effect of such integrated and multi-sectoral approaches to improve nutrition. Rural districts of Ghana are impoverished and have inadequate access to health, education, agricultural, and financial services. McGill University in collaboration with University of Ghana and World Vision are implementing “Nutrition Links”, a 5-year multisectoral and multi-stakeholder research project aimed to improve the quality of district services and to ameliorate the health and nutritional well-being of children in vulnerable populations. The project is being implemented in the Eastern Region in Ghana. https://www.wvi.org/nutrition/integrating-improved-nutrition-ghana

Activities include: 

  • institutional strengthening and skill building within and across sectors in nutrition/health, agriculture, education, and finance; 

  • community-based education that address local nutrition, health, agriculture, and finance needs; 

  • integrated intervention to improve women’s income-generating activities and child nutrition; 

  • integrated intervention to improve adolescent girls’ financial literacy and life decisions; and 

  • cross-sector planning for sustainability. 

The Nutrition Links intern will serve as a research assistant to accelerate the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct literature review on capacity building for health institutional staff and volunteers, as part of health system strengthening

  • Prepare annotated bibliography and draft sections of manuscript for sharing with co-authors. Collaborate to draft background section of publication as required.

  • Collaborate to conduct descriptive analyses to determine effect of training from pre-post tests and monitoring reports conducted for institutional staff; including application of knowledge and skills transferred based on qualitative evaluation (Knowledge of excel required other data analysis software also desirable)

  • Document implementation successes and learnings, in the form of facts sheets and briefs to facilitate sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Optional: participate in a writing retreat to support the manuscript preparation process as feasible given scheduling and logistical constraints.

Application instructions

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