Project Concern International Vacancy: Food, Nutrition, and Livelihood Security Intern - United States

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PCI has a substantial program portfolio in food security, livelihoods and nutrition, including large multi-sectoral projects in Liberia, Malawi, and Guatemala, and Food for Education programs in Tanzania, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. For the 2016 semester we are recruiting a passionate and self-motivated intern to assist with our expanding food security portfolio, primarily through support for research and proposal preparation and our internal Care Group Coordinating Committee.

The Food and Nutrition Security Intern’s primary role will be to assist and support PCI’s Food, Nutrition, and Livelihoods Security (FNLS) Unit on research and writing for proposal development, documentation of current programming, and as needed external communications. The intern must be detail-oriented and a self-starter. Specific tasks are given below.
  • Conduct research and create analysis documents to support food security program proposal development. Research will span several technical areas including but not limited to agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and gender;
  • Support the research and drafting of case studies and lessons learned from current FNLS programs;
  • Research and landscape mapping on key programmatic focus areas such as cash transfers, and market-driven livelihood programming;
  • Provide administrative and as needed technical support to Care Group Coordination Committee, including coordination of meetings and sub-working groups;
  • Collaborate with the FNLS team on the development of a nutrition training guide for a small pilot training with women’s groups in Liberia;
  • Additional tasks and special projects can be tailored to best suit the intern’s interest as well as address immediate needs within PCI.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Applicants must be a current student working towards a master’s degree and have an interest in international development work or public policy with some related experience. All interns must be able to receive academic credit or able to provide an official letter from the school stating that the internship contributes to intern’s education.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Graduate student in international studies, public health, public policy, or related academic field.
  • Must receive academic credit or be able to provide an official letter from the school stating that the internship contributes to intern’s education.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Interest in NGOs, and international food security, livelihoods, nutrition, and development.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing (Microsoft Word) and spreadsheets (Excel).
  • Fluency in English.
SCHEDULE:
We are looking for dedicated individuals willing to commit to a 3 month minimum internship of 15-20 hours per week during business hours. This internship is an unpaid position located at PCI - Washington, DC.

Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Position Type Intern

Closing Date: 20 Jan 2016

How to apply:
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