International Relations and Development Internship

She Grows It
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 25

Position description

The International Relations and Development Internship seeks to build up the next generation of environmental leaders for global agriculture business practice and policy arena by harnessing the potential of students, practitioners, and developers in addressing key issues in food security, environmental health, and economic growth in and around Dakar, Senegal. 

Job Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Support urban agriculture operations and farm administration in Dakar, Senegal

  • Researching and compiling data on plant based medicines and other natural products

  • Coordination of program management for operations, staff, fundraising and outreach

  • Establish business protocols, processes and frameworks for SGI internal operations

  • Provide support for outreach food access, urban farming, and sustainability programs using traditional and digital methods

  • Developing written materials, briefings, emails, calendar invitations, and other communications

  • Organizing online documents and files using SGI systems

  • Representing SGI at routine and special meetings

  • Collecting data on organizations, corporations, foundations, and other entities doing work in plant-based medicine and consolidate information into actionable items such as reports and presentations

  • Building key lists upcoming grants and funding opportunities, and develop timelines and research direction

  • Drafting blogs, letters, tweets, and other content for promotion and marketing


Fellow must be dedicated to improving social determinants of health, food security, and environmental health for communities globally.  S/he must be committed to working in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team. Successful candidates are self-driven and highly motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and special interest in connecting private sector motivation with the public good. Applicants must be:

  • Able to commit 10 consecutive weeks for virtual internship

  • Currently enrolled in accredited university; will provide internship credit, if applicable

  • A highly motivated self-starter

  • Experience with international audiences and stakeholders

  • Creative and innovative

  • Able to direct marketing and educational campaigns

  • Knowledgeable of food injustice and food security issues

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel

  • Able to execute effective peer-reviewed searches; some familiarity with Google Scholar

Benefits and Compensation:  

  • Internships are unpaid. However, we work to prepare our interns for the next step in their career through real-industry experience, mentorship, industry exposure and networking, opportunities to attend events in Washington and abroad, and letters of recommendation/reference.

Application instructions

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