Summer 2019 World Vision Internships (Monrovia, CA)

12903-00G34002
Monrovia
22-Mar-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

PLEASE NOTE:

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 and positions.

*Not all positions listed are guaranteed to be filled.

SUMMER 2019 WORLD VISION INTERNSHIPS (Monrovia, CA)

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 organisations in the world.

DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY

Dates: May 13, 2019 – August 9, 2019

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

Hours: Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (24-40 hours/week)

Location: Internships will be based in Los Angeles (Monrovia, CA)

Eligibility:

  • 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 programme (within 2 years)

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

Child Protection & Participation Capability and Knowledge Management Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: International Development, Community Development, Education, Teaching, Child Development, Social Work

The Child Protection & Participation Global Sector team works to strengthen the quality of programming that aims to end violence against children, position World Vision as an expert in Child Protection and Participation, and support Child Protection field staff to have the ability and competencies to implement quality programming.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Develop learning resources for two Child Protection & Participation (CP&P) competencies; learning resources consist of a set of focused individual and/or group learning exercises featuring suggested reading material, reflection questions, group discussion guides, and goal setting worksheets for learnings to use to create their own Child Protection (CP) learning pathway.

  • Assist CP&P KM & Capability Manager with monthly internal communications to the wider CP&P Network (1000+ members):

  • Curate, organize, and draft monthly newsletter featuring recent CP resources, learning opportunities, and CP field updates

  • Produce a 1- page report on CP&P Webinar attendance analytics and trends

  • Analyze and write up summaries of evidence for the Child Protection & Advocacy project model to help grant writers understand and incorporate appropriate information for grant proposals.

  • Support the process of identifying and analyzing good practice in Child Protection programming with faith leaders and Child Protection programming in fragile contexts.

Digital Health Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Eligible Candidates: Current college students, recent college graduate, graduate student/completed.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Facilities Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Communications, Organizational Management.

The Digital Health Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) intern will have the opportunity to initiate an annual data collection exercise to update an established global profile of Mobile Health (mHealth) deployments. The intern will foster learning and competency development among World Vision programme staff through general knowledge management work with emphasis on digital health (mHealth). In addition, the intern will support the thought leadership profile of World Vision’s mHealth work.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Update Global mHealth Summary (professionally designed 2-page overview) and factsheets describing all country-level mHealth deployments:

  • Prepare and deploy data collection tool to gather basic information about all mHealth deployments. Initiate data validation with country teams as needed. Compile data summaries per established formats.

  • Working with a World Vision publications manager, coordinate publication projects to ensure that design and content is reviewed by subject matter experts appropriately. Coordinate review and sign off processes for all publication products.

  • Complete preparation of country factsheets using a pre-designed template.

  • Conduct knowledge management activities including:

  • Monitor newly released resources useful for World Vision Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programming linked to Health and Nutrition or other sector work. This may include toolkits or programming/M&E guidance, learning/training opportunities, conferences or other fora. Promote the use of appropriate resources by compiling and sending 2-3 newsletters directed to an established list of individuals interested in ICT4D.

  • Support preparation, organisation and execution of mHealth Interest Group Meetings.

Facilities Management Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Facilities Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Communications, Organizational Management.

The Corporate Services and Facilities (CSF) team supports initiatives for "building better communities for children" around the world. Corporate Services is comprised of the two following important components: Operational support services and facility management services. We provide support for offices located in Los Angeles, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, London Executive, London Central, New York, Geneva, Seattle and DC. The intern will gain real world experience in collaborating with our team and our staff to address facilities related issues. This includes hands-on customer service, project management and reviewing internal business processes. This position requires someone to have great interpersonal communication skills, flexibility, energetic, team working, analytical, problem-solving skills and passionate for serving the Lord and others.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Hands on experience of seeing the frontline aspects relating to building operations and maintenance.

  • Support the facilities team in reviewing internal facility management processes and provide customer service in a participative environment to those we serve.

  • Actively participate in development and thrive as a dynamic, proactive, and continuous learner within all areas of Facility Management.

Global Governance Intern

Eligible Candidates: Current college student, recent college graduate.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: International Development, Public Policy, Business Administration, Communications, Graphic Design, Spanish.

Global Governance's role is to support national boards and advisory councils to ensure they govern effectiveness, in alignment with World Vision's missions, vision and values. We support, equip and advise boards to adopt best practices while ensuring adherence to our Core Documents and Partnership policies. The Governance Department is actively working with National Offices and their boards to support their oversight structures and decision making. Spanish language skills are desirable as many of the resources are created for the Latin American National Offices.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Utilize writing and creativity to develop a variety of resources such as short e-learning courses, case studies and other templates and tools that will be used by board members world-wide for training and development. Intern will analyze existing resources to develop materials.

  • Ability to create graphics and presentation visuals and learn new software programmes is beneficial.

  • Review and analysis of existing governance resources to contribute to a comprehensive online resource library and an archival version that will be available to boards and National Office staff worldwide.

  • Correspondence with National Office board contacts to research and collect board information, including member composition, meetings documents and evidence of performance.

  • Development of useful presentations and other resources for department.

Global Real Estate Intern

Eligible Candidates: Current/recent college graduate, graduate student/completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Finance, Real Estate, Business Administration and Management, Communications, Project Management.

The Global Real Estate (GRE) division set the Partnership Real Estate Policy and Guidelines for best practices in real estate management for World Vision. GRE provides real estate consultation and oversees real estate projects like lease management, construction and disposal of buildings. GRE captures 2500+ sites worldwide through our Real Estate Asset Management (REAM) database. By collecting real estate data and its operating costs of all our holdings, we can strategize for better asset management and capital planning. Our initiative is "building better communities for children" around the world. We are looking for an intern who possesses proficient knowledge in working with relational data

base applications, excellent interpersonal communication skills, professional attitude, good judgement, and is a team player.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Work in the Real Estate Asset Management database and support its users.

  • Collaborate and communicate daily with offices in different countries.

  • Collect, abstract, and cross reference Real Estate property data.

  • Provide support and services to the team in the procurement database.

  • Research ideas, concepts, and processes that may contribute in more efficient standards.

  • Attending and participating in department’s devotions and weekly chapels.

Global Supply Chain Management Operations Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Business Finance, Business Accounting.

World Vision's Global Supply Chain and Shared Services Team (GSCM) is dedicated to ensuring that World Vision’s programmes and responses around the world get the goods and services they need when needed, where needed and at the right price. The supply chain team manages thousands of suppliers, hundreds of purchasers and a complex logistics network.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Implement new Contract Management System for Global Procurement within Coupa (cloud-based procurement and supply chain software).

  • Design numbering system for tracking and reviewing purposes.

  • Create purchase orders in collaboration with suppliers.

  • Liaison with National and Regional Offices to receive contracts.

  • Develop monitoring system for contracts and renewals.

Information Technology Customer Support Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student/completed.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Customer Service Management, Information technology, Computer Sciences or other related field.

World Vision’s Information Technology Customer Support Team responds to requests for IT support, logging problems, generating trouble tickets, attempting to diagnose and resolve problems, and if necessary, escalating the problem to the appropriate level of expertise. They are responsible for documenting solutions to problems and developing end-user guidelines. On an ongoing basis, they work to improve customer support processes and practices. In addition, they evaluate and recommend client software and hardware and write proposals for purchasing new or upgraded products.

The IT Customer Support Intern must have an understanding of the hardware and software and have the ability to gather information on issues and have diagnostic capabilities to enable them to describe or resolve problems. The intern will ensure that client needs are addressed and resolved in accordance with service level agreements.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Validate and reconcile the IT asset database.

  • Validate and reconcile the IT Loaner laptop database.

  • Reconcile systems missing the installation of the endpoint management and security software.

  • Analyze ticket distribution to identify opportunities for Service Catalog items.

  • Identify and document service Catalog items

  • Validate the process and create user documentation for WiFi network printer.

Knowledge Management and Communications Intern, Faith & Development

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student/completed.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Knowledge Management, Information Management, Communications, Theology, International Development, International Relations, Political Science.

At World Vision, our Christian faith guides our response to the most vulnerable children in our ministry and organizational practices. World Vision’s Global Faith & Development (F&D) team supports this as we work to live out our Christian faith and calling across the Partnership. We do this by supporting the:

  • Equipping of our leaders and staff to live out our faith, by providing training, mentoring and guidance

  • Developing and scaling guidance and evidence-based models for integrating faith in ministry practice and tackling the roots of poverty, vulnerability and injustice.

  • Ensuring that all entities consistently and clearly communicate our Christian identity and mission, with messaging adapted for their different audiences.

  • Expanding and deepening our partnerships with churches and faith leaders, acting as connectors, and mobilising Christians and the Church together with other faith leaders.

The Global F&D intern will support key knowledge management and communications initiatives to help improve productivity and capture of key knowledge for F&D practitioners. Essential skills the intern must possess are the following:

  • an understanding or interest of web-page development as well as knowledge management, communications, and training, a passion for the role of faith and faith actors in development, website management (Sharepoint experience plus), excellent writing and research, attention to detail and strong analysis skills, strong written and interpersonal communication, and project management capabilities with experience completing projects from start-to-finish.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Website and information management (Sharepoint) including development of library taxonomy, review of existing content for archival/tagging, and development of key website pages.

  • Development of orientation related to key areas of Faith & Development work.

  • Supporting the revision of the Faith & Development Community of Practitioners membership listserv to make sure relevant Faith & Development related programming staff are engaged.

  • Copywriting for sector work pages, newsletter, and various campaigns.

  • Review of Google analytics to understand internal and external website user analytics.

  • Socialization of the refreshed Mission Immersion Programme content (online and face to face resources).

Learning & Development Intern, Information & Technology

Eligible Candidates: Current college student, recent college graduate.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Learning, Communications, Psychology, English, Creative Writing, Marketing.

*This internship position will have two openings.

The World Vision IT Learning and Development Team is responsible for equipping IT managers with skills to lead change and develop their teams; providing learning opportunities for all IT staff which create a culture of competence, domain expertise, and thought leadership; and providing learning opportunities for non-IT staff that give them the essential IT skills and knowledge to do their work effectively.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Develop eLearning modules based on previously-created content.

  • Assist in the instructional design and development of new learning courses and content.

  • Provide learning and development administration by creating promotional materials and other resources and by helping with virtual instructor-led learning courses.

Marketing and Communications Systems Intern

Eligible Candidates: Current undergraduate, recent graduate, graduate student.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Media, Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Computer Science/Technology (Database Optimization, Search Engine, and Metadata Tagging).

*This position can be located in either Monrovia, California or Federal Way, Washington.

World Vision's Team Content is responsible for the storage of over 300,000 valuable digital assets. These assets are the photos, videos and stories that fuel marketing, advocacy and communications across the global World Vision Partnership.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Project research and analysis of content use and patterns.

  • Apply industry best-practices to our library metadata and tagging practices.

  • Assist with improving the Digital Asset Management system to better meet user needs.

  • Develop training materials for new technologies/systems.

Storytelling and Content Intern

Eligible Candidates: Current undergraduate, recent graduate, graduate student.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Media, Editorial Work, Photography, Videography.

*This position can be located in either Monrovia, California or Federal Way, Washington.

World Vision's Content and Storytelling team is responsible for a digital library with thousands of stories with more than 300,000 images and videos. Presently, our team is undertaking an editorial review of these assets to refine the quality of the library and to highlight the best content.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Search through the library and highlight content for use by our staff in future campaigns.

  • Curate content refining the quality of content offered in our systems

  • Apply appropriate tags that match the subject of the content

Technology for Development Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Digital Health, Socio-Economic Development, Global Public Health.

The Technology for Development Intern will undertake research on and contribute to existing WV knowledge base on ICT4D - Information & Communication Technologies for Development to catalyze achievement of education, health, agriculture, economic development goals globally.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Research via internet, WV intranet and WV staff sources the types of mobile and digital technology solutions being used for education, health, agriculture, economic development, etc. in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East/Eastern Europe toward a project catalogue.

  • Create strategic summaries of the current state and opportunities for growth in scaling digital health, nutrition, agriculture, education, economic development within specific national contexts.

  • Undertake and document technology for development (ICT4D) landscape analyses and assessments of key countries where World Vision operates.

  • Expand and refine content for ICT4D toolkits and guidance documents.

  • Integrate new and/or refined outputs detailed above into WV ICT4D Interest Group Intranet Site.

  • Support ICT4D Interest Group Events & Meetings.

University Recruiting & Internship Programmes Intern

*This intern is required to a week earlier on May 6, 2019.

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Communications, HR Management. Leadership and Development, Psychology, Business Administration.

Do you have experience leading and coordinating teams and programmes? Interested in learning about leadership development and talent acquisition/recruiting in the Human Resources team? You will work as a key member of our team as we develop and coordinate weekly internship programming including our World Vision Speaker Series, Professional Development Seminars and more!

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Support the overall coordination of the Summer 2019 Internship Programme.

  • Support recruitment efforts for the Fall 2019 Internship Programme.

  • Communicate relevant information to all interns in the US-based offices with regard to cohort session details, schedules and weekly activities.

  • Research and develop engaging seminars relevant to the development of emerging professionals.

Video Editing/Film Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Communications, Film/Videography, Journalism, Media, Graphic Design.

*This position can be located in either Monrovia, California or Federal Way, Washington

World Vision constantly gathers high definition, top-quality video footage featuring our work in the field. The intern will be responsible for reviewing footage from prior trips and editing together thematic b-roll collections and will upload these files to our global library (i.e.: “smiling children from Uganda,” or “Cambodia health clinic”). By editing the raw footage into short, excellent b-roll clips, the footage will be easier to use and will be more accessible in the global library. The intern will allow our teams to make better use of existing footage, avoid duplicate trips to the field, and will assist our advocacy and fundraising efforts.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Review archived footage from previous projects and extract key clips that can be used in other projects.

  • Streamline the archive by creating thematic b-roll clips that will be used in future projects.

  • Export final projects into web-resolution files.

  • Uploading files created to the Global Digital Asset Management library for use by staff worldwide.

VisionFund Financial Reporting Intern

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

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, International Business, Business Marketing.

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world's largest Christian microfinance network. VisionFund’s microfinance network works alongside World Vision, to enable communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish through Microfinance institutions. VFI’s Finance team works closely with over 28 Microfinance Institutions throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe to provide financial services that enable impoverished households to increase their incomes. VFI trains clients to grow successful businesses using their income to support their children

and families.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Research external financial reporting dashboards which are visually appealing and increase user interface and efficiency.

  • Assist in the data warehouse transition to a new accounting system which will contain all micro-finance data.

  • Assist with the creation and implementation of a new loan database system.

VisionFund Operations Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Behavioural Science, Behavioural Economics, Development Economics, International Aid and Community Development, Business Finance and Commerce, Human Centred Design, Research (quantitative / qualitative).

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world's largest Christian microfinance network. VisionFund’s microfinance network works alongside World Vision, to enable communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish through Microfinance institutions. VFI’s Finance team works closely with over 28 Microfinance Institutions throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe to provide financial services that enable impoverished households to increase their incomes. VFI trains clients to grow successful businesses using their income to support their children and families.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the research, analysis and design of business advisory and support services for micro, small and medium enterprises financed by VisionFund.

  • Utilise latest thinking in behavioural science/economics and human centred design to help undertake research into best practice approaches.

  • Use these insights to develop a suite of tools and content for testing with SME clients in developing countries.

  • Assist VisionFund to re-think its approach to MSME support beyond simply micro-finance products by embracing behavioural science/heuristics approaches and A/B testing methodologies.

  • Undertake desk research (including phone/email interviews) and analysis to answer the following research questions pertaining to both sectors:

  • What are the most promising business advisory support approaches and methodologies currently being utilised in the MSME segment in developing countries - particularly focused on women-owned MSMEs? What makes them successful? What quality of evidence is there to demonstrate their positive impact?

  • With an understanding of VisionFund's MSME lending practices as background, what principles/approaches could VF adopt to better address hard skills, mindset and behavioural gaps/constraints which prevent MSME's from adopting growth oriented behaviours?

  • How would VF design and develop a new approach to MSME support that uses behavioural science to understand take up, engagement and use of existing financial products and services?

  • What technology, systems and capabilities are required to successfully deliver on these business models?

VisionFund Portfolio Analyst Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Finance, Operations Management, Economics, Accounting, International Business.

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world's largest Christian microfinance network. VisionFund’s microfinance network works alongside World Vision, to enable communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish through Microfinance institutions. VFI’s Finance team works closely with over 28 Microfinance Institutions throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe to provide financial services that enable impoverished households to increase their incomes. VFI trains clients to grow successful businesses using their income to support their children and families. The purpose of the role is to assist in the design and implementation of a new loan database. This position will have exposure to loan portfolio, derivatives, and accounting while gaining a clear understanding of Microfinance work in developing countries.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of a new loan database./

  • Use MS Excel for loan accruals and derivative analysis.

  • Work with Microfinance institutions to verify updated information.

  • Utilize MS Access to create queries, tables, Forms and reports.

  • Collaborate with accounting and finance team to assess database requirements and implement them into the system.

  • Upload credit analysis, loan contract details, and hedges to the database to produce reporting on VisionFund’s portfolio.