Policy Intern

ONE Campaign
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Sep 10

Position description

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Interns at ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive an opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.


Interns of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive an opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

The Policy Intern will provide the Global Policy team with high quality research and writing in support of team priorities. In exchange, the intern will be provided the opportunity to:

  • Hone research, data analysis, and writing skills,
  • Gain an understanding of the links between policy and advocacy, and how to translate complex ideas into easily digestible content for public consumption,
  • Gain skills and experience for operating in a fast-paced advocacy organization,
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of several policy issue areas at the center of international development, including global health, education, transparency & accountability, and development finance.
  • The successful candidate will bring understanding, knowledge, and academic experience in research, public policy issues around poverty, and international and public relations.

This is a paid, part-time opportunity reporting directly to the Policy Officer based in our Washington D.C. office.


  • Read qualitative and quantitative studies, synthesizing the research for various audiences
  • Draft policy briefs
  • Produce data analyses using tools such as Excel and potentially Tableau, SQL and STATA
  • Write articles for the ONE blog on policy issues
  • Request and coordinate the collection of data from teams
  • Contribute to team meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • A graduate or current student pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree in public or global policy, international relations, global health, political science, economics, or a related field.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Strong interest in poverty and infectious disease alleviation, advocacy, policy, and legislative work.
  • Ability to work in the United States is required.


  • Highly organized, detail oriented and motivated
  • Strong writer with research experience
  • Some understanding of the dynamics of international development
  • Collaborative approach and good communication skills
  • Critical thinking, analytical, strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Self-directed and results focused
  • Flexible and inventive approach
  • Proactive problem solver


Proficiency in English required. Proficiency in other languages such as German or French a plus.


No travel required.


Remote work environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of the job.

Application instructions

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