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Business Development / Programs Intern

Internships – Washington , District of Columbia
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Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview:

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped over 495,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Internship Description:

The Summer 2019 Business Development/Programs Intern will assist the Global Programs Unit by supporting the country offices and local partners, preparing grant reports, etc. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Senior Business Development Officer and the Program Officers. The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of May 28th, 2019 and possible End Date: August 16th, 2019; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.


The list below indicates the types of Global Programs projects on which the intern might work -

  • Background research for business development;
  • Support compiling program success stories, drafting donor reports and writing blog articles;
  • Assist in administration for country office programs, including liaising with country office staff;
  • Participate in external events and circulate take-aways;
  • Background research for new and updated areas of program development;
  • Compiling information about potential NGO and funding partners for Country offices;
  • Develop proposal documents for business development team use, such as capability statements, background information, and context analysis;
  • Support business development team in file and relationship management;
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications;
  • Participate in relevant related internal and external meetings and conduct follow-up.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development affairs, human rights, political science, or or a related field);
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.

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