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Fall 2017 World Vision Interns (Washington D.C)

Job Description


You are able to indicate interest in up to 3 total internship positions (regardless of location)—please list in order of preference at the top of your resume or cover letter. Therefore, only submit one application even if you are interested in multiple locations.

*Not all positions listed are guaranteed to be filled.


World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where you are able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development and advocacy organizations in the world.



September 18 - December 15, 2017


All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $250


Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (20-40 hours/week)


Internships will be based in Washington D.C.


  • All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week

  • Eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen/resident or F1-student visa)

  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate/graduate program (within 2 years)

  • Adhere to the Christian Statement of Faith required by all World Vision International employees

FALL 2017 INTERNSHIPS (Washington D.C.)

Child Health and Nutrition Impact Study Intern:

Eligible Candidates: current graduate student or completed graduate program.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Public Health, Maternal/Child Health, Social Science, International Development, Public Administration/Policy.

Support a set of established communications and engagement objectives linked to sharing the results of World Vision’s major ongoing implementation research endeavor – the Child Health and Nutrition Impact Study (CHNIS) – a multi-year and multi-country research collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over this timeframe, the intern will work with existing team members on the following projects:

  • Provide project management support to and help prepare and execute a combined face-to-face and virtual series of consultations focused on using the results of the study.

  • The goal of this activity is to refine the three established health and nutrition interventions being investigated by the study (consultations to be held in Toronto, CA in Sept/Oct timeframe).

  • Collaborate with World Vision researchers to use study results and develop components of scientific manuscripts for publication as time permits.

  • Collaborate in a team to draft a set of communications resources based on the final results of the study.

  • Assist with coordination of teams working on different aspects of the Communications and Engagement Plan for CHNIS (e.g. preparation for in-country dissemination events in Sept/Oct).

Monitoring & Evaluation Intern, Health and Nutrition:

Eligible Candidates: current graduate student or completed graduate program.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Public Health, Maternal/Child Health, Social Science, International Development, Public Administration/Policy.

Support with implementation of LiST* modeling exercises (see and documentation for various WV entities. Specific objectives and tasks would include:

  • Collaborate to assess viability of running LiST with candidate NOs based on certain criteria (availability of indicators, availability and quality of data, stage of implementation).

  • Develop technical guidance and methods for running and interpreting LiST results using data from several programs/National Offices (development of projections using data from several programs, data processing, analysis and aggregation).

  • Conduct LiST analyses -- retrospective analysis for estimating impact and/or prospective analysis for estimating likely impact of various interventions (number of analyses to be determined).

  • Draft LiST analysis report including methods and a detailed technical log

  • Draft scientific abstract(s) and manuscript(s) for potential submission for peer review presentation or publication.

*LiST is a computer-based mathematical modeling tool that simulates a population and how the health of that population is affected by a number of factors over time. By automating calculation of a set of complex mathematical equations that mimic our understanding of true biological relationships, the software’s modules allow analysts to test potential consequences of varying health, nutrition, and WASH intervention and scale- up scenarios on maternal and child survival.

Maternal/Child Health & Nutrition Intern:

Eligible Candidates: current graduate student or completed graduate program.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Public Health, Maternal/Child Health, Social Science, International Development, Public Administration/Policy.

Grandmother-Inclusive Approach: Maternal malnutrition and suboptimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices contribute significantly to the high prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting, underweight and wasting). In collectivist societies (most parts of rural Africa and Asia), elder women provide support to younger women during pregnancy, labour, delivery and in feeding and care of children. Since 2013 World Vision, in collaboration with Emory University and The Grandmother Project has implemented the “Mamaniva Project” in Southern Sierra Leone. The research utilizes a quasi-experimental design to determine the effect of a grandmother-inclusive approach on maternal nutrition and IYCF practices.

Intern will:

  • Conduct further data analysis under the direction of Principal and Co-PIs in Emory and World vision to develop publication in a peer reviewed journal.

  • Support dissemination efforts to promote uptake and scale up of the approach in relevant contexts.

  • Deliverables include a paper submitted to relevant external journal for publication; communication strategy refined and its implementation supported.

Grants Acquisition & Management Intern:

Eligible Candidates: current undergraduates, graduate student or completed graduate program.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: International Relations/Development, Political Science, Social Science, Business Administration.

WVI Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM) provides leadership, support, and direction for the rest of the World Vision partnership’s grant related activity. Our goal is to grow and leverage grants to increase World Vision’s grant portfolio, thereby helping more of the most vulnerable children.

Responsibilities for this internship include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the review and update of the proposal development training program, Proposal Pro.

  • Complete certification of Proposal Pro and gain an understanding of bi-lateral and multi-lateral proposal development.

  • Assist in the creation of GAM community communication pieces (newsletters, announcements, etc).

  • Assist in the administration of the GAM internal website on Microsoft SharePoint.

  • Update & publish several GAM guidance documents.

Global Campaigns Intern, Advocacy & External Engagement:

Eligible Candidates: Current college student or recent college graduate, graduate student.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Communications/Media, Government/Politics, International Development, Public Administration, Marketing, Video/Audio Editing.

World Vision’s campaign, It takes a world to end violence against children, aims to catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. Its name reflects the fact no one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone. Check out: for more information.

Intern will contribute in the following ways:

  • Support the development of the capacities of the campaigners and other members of the campaign network a. Map, review, analyze and summarize relevant publications, pieces of research and articles related to the campaign core focus and approaches

  • Develop briefings and learning documents for the campaign network.

  • Update existing documents Support the development and strengthening of our knowledge management systems and processes (online internal website, repository tools and related processes).

  • Support the development of learning opportunities for members of the campaign networks a. Support the organization of webinars focusing on developing the capacities of key members of the campaign network.

  • Pilot the development of podcast and other audio/video material.