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 now has over 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries across the globe.
We envision a world where no one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; in which all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life; and in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support form Concern. To achieve this mission, we engage in long-term development work and respond to emergency situations.
Concern Worldwide U.S. is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide and supports the Concern network by recruiting staff, supporting program development, providing technical assistance to the filed programs, creating public awareness of humanitarian issues and financially supporting programs.
Interning at Concern
Concern Worldwide U.S. is currently recruiting students for a 2019 Internship. This is an excellent opportunity for students 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.
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 day-to-day assignments, 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 internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit through their college or university. The internship will have a flexible start and end date dependent on candidate’s school schedule.
About the Internship
The Concern US Development Intern is responsible for supporting the Individual Giving team, including events and public engagement, through research, planning, community outreach, and other key community fundraising events. The Development Intern will work directly with Concern’s Public Engagement Officer to increase public awareness of Concern and the humanitarian issues we address, while supporting community fundraising efforts across our donor activist network. Internship activities will be based on specific candidate skills, experience, and interests.