Summer Education in Emergencies Intern

Save the Children
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

The Summer Education in Emergencies (EiE) intern will support the EiE research and programming portfolio through communications, knowledge management and independent research. Duties include familiarization with the field of EiE, identification of internal and external communication opportunities, coordination on knowledge management, desk research, and support of ongoing EiE material development.

As an intern or skilled volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with other Save the Children interns, volunteers and employees and participate in learning sessions about various topics spanning the breadth of Save the Children's work. Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding about how the international development community intersects with the private sector. You will also gain transferable skills that are applicable to a variety of roles, particularly in the non-profit industry, marketing, sales, and client services.


Under the supervision of the Senior Specialist in Learning Research, the Intern will provide support to ensure the quality of Save the Children’s education in emergencies research, knowledge management, and communications.


  • Assist in the identification of blog publishing opportunities and drafting and preparation of EiE Blog posts.
  • Develop social media campaigns relevant to EiE thematic areas and activities, and promote the content with partners
  • Assist in organizing webinars and other collaborative events
  • Support publishing knowledge stories/best practices on education in emergencies

 Knowledge Management

  • Assist in the management of EiE related online content in coordination with Save the Children Knowledge Management community of practice.
  • Support the mapping on EiE capacity across the Save the Children movement
  • Research and program support
  • Provide research, writing and editing support on issues related to education in emergencies
  • Support design of learning content/materials for education in emergencies programming
  • Draft literature reviews and briefs on EiE related topics
  • Develop bank of EiE cape statements by 1) thematic topic (CSE, TiCC, SEL) 2) location and 3)demographic (IDP/refugee/host/returnee) that are ready for use in proposals
  • Develop a general EiE approach statement for use in proposals for RD and within DECP 
  • Provide knowledge management and communications support on an as-needed basis

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with and learn to promote EiE tools and materials.
  • Learn to manage communications on a project in a large NGO
  • Enhance writing skills through the development of content for diverse audiences.
  • Learn valuable knowledge management skills


  • Ongoing bachelors or graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, information management, communications, social work, international relations);
  • Strong communication skills: excellent command of English, both spoken and written; knowledge of Spanish, French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic is advantageous;
  • Knowledge of the field of education in emergencies
  • Experience working on complex projects with deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible and work well independently, under pressure, and in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various tasks;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft briefs, reports, and syntheses;
  • Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction as well as self-motivate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • To be classified as an intern: an individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program and able to receive some level of credit from his/her college or institution. (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship offer is accepted.)
  • An individual who is not enrolled as a student or able to receive credit from their institution may apply to an internship, however will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not as an intern.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.

What’s In It for You

  • Structured learning and development program 
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world

Application instructions

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