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Information Technology Intern

Internships – Washington , District of Columbia
Department Internships
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview:

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 and specific to each country context. They learn about financial decision-making and how to earn an income, health and nutrition, human and legal rights, and the importance of working together in social networks. The result: stronger and empowered women, healthy families, and more stable communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Internship Description:

The Summer 2019 Information Technology Intern will assist the IT team with trouble shooting computer issues for staff, setting up computers, new accounts, and implementing new technology driven processes. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Director of Global Business Solutions 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 will be provided.

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Conduct background research on IT products and trends that could enhance our mission;
  • Support input and analysis of data;
  • Assist in the implementation of IT initiatives;
  • Design and complete a capstone that solves a WfWI problem using technology;
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, communications, and the global programs unit; and as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Community college, undergraduate, or graduate student majoring or minoring in IT, Computer Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, 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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  • Location
    Washington , District of Columbia
  • Department
    Internships
  • Employment Type
    Intern
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