Intern - full time position - 40 hours per week

International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
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  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

                   Function and job description

      ICRC Washington



FUNCTION:                                          Policy Intern

DEPARTMENT:                                     Policy Team

Place of employment:                 Washington


DIRECT SUPERIOR:                              Deputy Head of Policy




Policy Intern


OBJECTIVE:  The policy intern at the Washington Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is expected to: provide administrative support to the policy team; attend/report on public events and meetings as requested; and as time allows, perform research and writing on humanitarian and US foreign policy issues of relevance to the ICRC. This is a one year internship in the fast paced Washington office of an international humanitarian organization.


The ICRC: The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.


POLICY TEAM: The Policy Department aims to raise awareness of the ICRC’s relevance, amplify humanitarian policies, share knowledge and create opportunities for collaboration in support of the ICRC’s humanitarian goals. Further, this department provides policy advice to the delegation and reinforces the organization´s humanitarian diplomacy in Washington on key themes and contexts.






Main Responsibilities


  1. Administrative Support: The main task of the policy intern will be administrative support including: coordinating team meetings; logistical support for policy roundtables / events; filing documents on the team´s database; supporting travel and other support as requested;
  2. Attending & Reporting on Events/ Meetings: The policy intern will also be asked to represent the policy team at internal and external meetings, cover events and congressional hearings, and draft concise reports on policy debates of relevance to the ICRC in Washington; and
  3. Research Policy Analysis: The policy intern may be asked to perform desk research and analysis on US foreign and national security policy developments and/or draft speaking points.


    Management and Reporting Line. The Policy Intern reports to the Deputy Head of Policy. She/he is expected to collaborate with colleagues on the policy team, and throughout the delegation in order to carry out these and other reasonably related duties.


Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science or a Related Field
  2. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to coordinate schedules/ events efficiently 
  3. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills
  4. Background in humanitarian/ development policy a plus

Application instructions

Please send motivation letter and CV

Please note that this position is open only to US citizen or Green Card holders

Stipend: USD 2'600 monthly - no benefits

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