INEE Standards & Practice Intern - Summer 2020

International Rescue Committee
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 21

Position description

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more than 16,000 practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments and universities who work together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies: Preparedness, Response, Recovery are the network’s foundation tool. They provide concrete guidance based on education rights and good practices to improve access to safe, relevant and quality education.

This internship presents a unique learning opportunity to work closely with the INEE Secretariat, liaise directly with INEE members around the world, and be part of projects that contribute to education quality in crisis settings.


Under the direction of the INEE Standards and Practice coordinator, te INEE Standards and practice intern will assist with various projects that will further the promotion, utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards, including:

  • Project Development: Supporting INEE Secretariat, consultant team, Working Group and network members to launch a 2-3 process of revising the INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Resource management and development: Develop advocacy briefs, tools and summaries on the INEE Minimum Standards training, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation processes. Review and edit documents as needed.
  • Website development and content management: Develop and update content on the INEE Minimum Standards webpages on the INEE website and INEE toolkit. Support maintenance of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership app, and other tech platforms that will enable the revision of the INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Fundraising and proposal writing: Assist with research and preparation for future INEE grants and projects. Assist with quarterly and annual reports updates on current grants.
  • E vents and workshops: Assist with preparation of INEE materials, including drafting inputs into tools, editing framing papers, coordinating logistical requests, and disseminating materials to INEE members worldwide; Assist with selecting and preparing materials for various presentations, orientations, and training workshops on the INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Outreach and Communications: Assist with outreach and coordination efforts with members of the INEE Working Group on Standards & Practice and INEE members in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, Latin America, Europe, and North America. Draft updates on the INEE Minimum Standards for the wider INEE membership, highlighting new tools, initiatives, and opportunities for engagement. Analyze feedback and findings and develop materials to share this information. Track the production, translation, dissemination and use of the INEE Minimum Standards and related materials, liaising with INEE members to identify and fill gaps as needed.


  • Learn to use and promote the INEE Minimum Standards
  • Learn to manage a Content Management System for the INEE website
  • Learn to manage projects and interact with INEE members


  • Ongoing graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, social work, international relations, refugee issues)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft correspondence, briefs, reports, and syntheses.
  • Strong communication skills: excellent command of English-language, both spoken and written. Spanish, French, or Arabic language reading and writing skills also helpful.
    Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow directions and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment.
  • Excellent Computer skills: MS Word and Excel. Website content management experience helpful.
  • Experience in data analysis (STATA, ESPSS, Excel) helpful.

The intern must be available to work part time (2 or 3 days/week) during the semester. Interns will be based in IRC’s NY office at 122 East 42nd Street and in agreement with the Coordinator may work remotely when needed. Interns may take school credit for the internship with prior agreement from the supervisor. This is a New York City-based internship

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