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International Rescue Committee Violence Prevention and Response Communications & Program Intern in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req4266

Job Title: Violence Prevention and Response Communications & Program Intern

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

The Violence Prevention and Response Communications & Program Intern will work closely with the VPRU Program Officer on four large-scale international projects focused on addressing building the capacity of national organizations addressing gender-based violence in emergencies; amplifying the voices of women and girls in prevention and response to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings; supporting adolescents and their families in emergencies; and developing a family violence program model to prevent and respond to violence against women and children. This is an excellent opportunity to expose yourself to a wide range of technical programs led by one of the leading INGOs in the humanitarian field and acquire first-hand experience in communications and program management.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and preparation for international workshops and trainings

  • Assist with the day-to-day administration of four international programs

  • Assist with the development of internal and external communications products e.g. newsletters, social media and website content, blog posts, etc.

  • Complete other relevant tasks as needed

  • Support the grants and operations team as needed

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand operations and communications functions within an INGO.

  • Gain targeted NGO communication and advocacy skills.

  • Acquire logistics and event-planning skills.

  • Enhance research skills on violence prevention and response.

  • Learn how to manage websites and social media


  • Ability to work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Highly organized with the ability to be flexible, multi-task and detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment

  • Clear, fluent, and concise oral and writtencommunications skills

  • Event planning and social media experience is a plus

  • Professional attitude and ability to work with remote-based colleagues

  • Flexible and calm work attitude: the ability to respond effectively to changing environments yet remain productive and focused

  • Demonstrated computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Candidates should be in their last year of undergraduate studies in a relevant field. Graduate students are welcome to apply.


  • This internship is unpaid

  • Schedule can be flexible, but a commitment of at least 16-20 hours per week is expected

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English

Working Environment : Standard office work environment