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Spring 2018 World Vision Interns (Washington D.C)

Washington D.C.


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.


Dates: January 29 – April 27, 2018

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

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

  • Location: Washington DC


  • 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


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 and External Engagement

  • Eligible Candidates: Graduate student/completed graduate program.

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

  • 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 info.

Intern will be supporting the Global Campaigns Team in the following ways:

  • Support the preparation and execution of global moments for WVI's campaign: It takes a world to end violence against children (i.e. Universal Children’s Day in November).

  • Support the planning process and development of central resources to Support Offices (includes working with stakeholders, partners and agencies).

  • Collating the plans and information coming from the participating offices.

  • Supporting a select number of offices with their planning and application.

  • Support the logistics for any high level NY-based event – i.e. our engagement at this year's UN General Assembly.

  • Support the team’s engagement with World Vision’s fundraising offices (Support Offices).

  • Coordinate the logistics for two related working groups for the campaign.

  • Tracking key activities for these offices, liaising with key teams for updates (will include running a product review).

  • Mapping the relationship between these offices and field offices.

  • Adapt and curate core content for offices to use.

Monitoring & Evaluation Intern

  • Eligible Candidates: Undergraduate or Graduate student/completed graduate program.

  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: International Development/Affairs, Public Health, Public Policy, Economics, Quantitative/Qualitative Analysis, Program Evaluation.

Major Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development of a global monitoring system in the following ways:

  • Provide review and input on current system functionality.

  • Propose data validation rules to ensure that system generates high quality data.

  • Support business process input into system design and/or changes.

Assist in utilization of global monitoring data in the following ways:

  • Conduct analysis of business process and programmatic data based on stakeholder requests.

  • Provide input into system reports and data displays (i.e. dashboards, visualizations) to facilitate data utilization by stakeholders across the organization.

  • Support in the development of the Global Child Well-being Report as needed.

These duties may include:

  • Developing or modifying data visualizations at charts.

  • Report review and editing.

  • Facilitating communication with section leads.

  • Supporting with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.