Internships

Overview

The Hunger Project, a global NGO committed to the sustainable end of world hunger, seeks unpaid graduate student interns to advocate for policies that support scaling-up strategies for gender-focused, community-led development as key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. THP seeks skilled support in research, analysis, networking and writing through its Washington, DC Office.

Major initiatives of the DC office include backstopping the leadership of our country directors (all of whom are nationals within their countries), providing leadership in NGO advocacy working groups and supporting national, regional and global communities of practice in Community Led Development (click here for more).

We are currently seeking internship applications for Spring and for Summer 2017.

Background

THP has pioneered effective people-centered development methodologies, yet finds there is a severe mismatch between what we find works and the prevailing official top-down, “silo” approaches to development. We seek changes in governmental policies and practices to close that gap in five key areas: (1) greater voice for civil society in policy-making, (2) more accountable implementation of gender policies, (3) stronger decentralization and support for the role of grassroots-level governance, (4) support for comprehensive/holistic/multi-sector development, and (5) patience – longer-term investments by development partners. Our advocacy goals can be found at advocacy.thp.org/about/goals.

THP interns gain experience in writing, policy analysis, organizing meetings and events, and representing the organization at meetings.

Requirements and Application Process

Applicants should have a strong personal commitment to grassroots development and gender equality, strong research, analysis and writing skills in English, and a drive to reach out to practitioners around the world. Proficiency in French, Spanish and social media is a plus.

Apply by email to advocacy@thp.org with a cover letter, resume and a brief (2-3 page), compelling writing sample.

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