Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern Worldwide has nearly 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries across the globe. Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.
Concern Worldwide US is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York and Chicago. Our mandate is to support the work of Concern Worldwide by financially supporting programs, representing Concern with national/international co-funders and organizations, facilitating the recruitment of personnel and raising the organization’s profile. Concern Worldwide US also engages in development education programs with the general public and with high schools in the US.
Concern Worldwide U.S. seeks committed and highly motivated students as part of its 2019 fall internship program. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to work alongside Concern’s staff and experience the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective organization, while gaining exposure to Concern Worldwide’s vision and mission.
The internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit through their college or university.
Goal of Internship
As a Concern Worldwide U.S. intern, you will have the opportunity to learn and gain exposure to the breadth of Concern’s portfolio of work which includes emergency response, climate response and resilience, and health & nutrition. Through your day to day assignment, as well as experiential learning opportunities such as brown bag presentations and informational meetings with members of Concern’s senior management team, your internship will provide you with an opportunity to work on engaging, high impact projects for a large international NGO.
The Intern will have the opportunity to learn more about education programming in developing and emergency contexts. The intern will be required to work from the New York office twice a week.
• Conduct research on disability in education in emergency contexts.
• Identify organizations engaging in disability work in the countries where Concern works.
• Support in the development and implementation of webinars with staff globally.
• Attend on-line trainings and workshops lead by other organizations in order
to strengthen the work that Concern does.
• An undergraduate (rising seniors or juniors preferred) or graduate student pursuing a major in Education with a focus in Humanitarian Issues.
• A self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Flexibility to meeting changing deadlines and priorities and ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Commitment to the core values and vision of Concern Worldwide.
• Interest, familiarity, and/or coursework in humanitarian assistance and international development is strongly preferred.
• Candidates must be currently authorized to study in the US.