Intern, Membership and Public Engagement Team

January 23, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
Entry Level
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


Intern, Membership and Public Engagement Team
January 23, 2019

About InterAction:
InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

Position Description:
InterAction’s Membership and Public Engagement Team is seeking applications for unpaid Spring and Summer 2019 internship position(s) in Washington, DC. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following initiatives and activities:

Event Management
• Registration and other support for Forum 2019

Marketing & Communications
• Developing and publishing creative content for InterAction social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter
• Writing for InterAction website and blog
• Outreach and promotion of InterAction Forum 2019

Membership Management:
• Data collection and analysis as needed
• 2019 membership dues process

Learning Objectives:
• Gain experience working in a professional, collaborative team environment
• Develop research, analytical, communication, writing, and task/time management skills

Additional Opportunities:
• Attend InterAction working group meetings; access to meetings of members and InterAction staff on a variety of issues within the humanitarian assistance field
• Access to senior-level staff members at InterAction for informational interviews
• Network with InterAction staff and individuals from more than 180 member organizations

Ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, a positive attitude, ability to manage multiple tasks, and flexibility to meet changing deadlines and priorities. Interest in nonprofit management, international development and humanitarian assistance strongly preferred. Experience with Salesforce a plus.
Position will work 32 hours per week at InterAction’s office, located in northwest Washington, DC.
This is an unpaid internship with a monthly travel stipend of $50.

Expected Start Date:
Spring internship runs January 28, 2019 through May 2, 2019; Summer internship runs June 4, 2019 through August 8, 2019

Reports to:
Manager, Meetings and Community Engagement
Other Duties:
Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned.

To Apply:
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with subject line Intern, Membership and Public Engagement Team. All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Due to the expected number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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