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INTERNSHIP: Global Development Policy, Wmen Thrive Worldwide

The Global Development Policy program seeks an enthusiastic intern for the Fall of 2012.


Specific duties of the Global Development Policy Intern include:

  • Researching and drafting advocacy materials on gender, women's poverty, and women's empowerment in international development programming
  • Organizing and attending coalition meetings for various initiatives
  • Tracking current legislation
  • Attend meetings on a variety of issues related to women and U.S. assistance throughout Washington DC
  • Database management of coalition partners
  • Helping with small administrative tasks, as needed

All of Women Thrive Worldwide's internships require:

  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong interest in international development economics and/or political organizing for international women's issues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated work style with high level of attention to detail
  • Interest and/or course work in international economics, development, and and/or women's issues
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and database management
  • Experience with Congress is a plus


Time Commitment:  Minimum 20 hours per week starting early September through mid-December. Full-time interns are welcome.


Women Thrive Worldwide has had much success with many interns. You will learn a lot and get a great reference. We invest a lot in our interns and you will have a high degree of responsibility and very high level of involvement in the organization. Women Thrive Worldwide regrets that we will be unable to offer compensation for this position. However, Women Thrive Worldwide will reimburse reasonable daily transportation costs.


DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, Close of Business, June 29th

To apply, please send:

  • Cover letter (including availability and tentative start and end dates)
  • Resume
  • 2-3 page writing sample
  • Contact information for 3 professional/academic references (including name of reference, organization, nature of relationship, email and phone number)


TO: Lara Pukatch, Manager, Global Development Policy, at lpukatch@womenthrive.org

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