Summer 2019 World Vision Internships (Washington D.C)

Washington D.C.
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


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.


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.


Dates: May 13 – August 9

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: Below are listings below for 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 programme (within 2 years)

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

Evidence Building Support Intern

Eligible Candidates: Recent graduate and graduate student.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Sociology, Psychology, Health, Development Studies (all majors must have focus on research).

The Evidence Building and Research team is responsible for the coordination and supervision of key functions across the global portfolio of the organisation, including management and curation of global standard metrics, monitoring processes and systems and evidence building and research. Joining our team will enhance your overall understanding of how global organisations monitor the progress and impact of their programmes.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Support with the review of global metrics and monitoring standards, including system protocols.

  • Support the alignment of sector/ministry metrics with WV global strategy.

  • Support with the review of project model design documents and new project model proposals.

  • Support with the review of research proposals and results

Lives Saved Research Analyst Intern

Eligible Candidates: Graduate student or completed graduate programme.

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Masters of Public Health, Epidemiology, Health and Impact Evaluation, Familiarity with Lives Saved Tool or similar mathematical modeling software.

This project is in collaboration between WVI Health and Nutrition Sector and the Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) & Research team in the Strategy and Evidence department. The Health and Nutrition Sector works to improve and sustain the quality of health and nutrition programming in order to achieve our organisational goal of ensuring the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable and our sector goal to protect children from infection and disease. The H&N Sector functions include identifying, analyzing and refining global best practice and innovation, in preparation for replication. We monitor global best practice and strategy and translate into prioritized internal planning, stay abreast of scientific research and document high impact innovations with quality evidence emerging from WVI and other INGOs' and partners' work. When it comes to evaluation and research the H&N Sector works closely with the Strategy and Evidence/DME team which is responsible for the planning, technical design and oversight of evaluation and research activities for all sectors in order to generate evidence of impact of WV programmes.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • The principal purpose of this internship is to generate evidence of impact of World Vision health programmes (malaria, tuberculosis and HIV preventions and control), using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

  • LiST is one of the innovative tools that allows WVI to track programmatic progress at impact level which we are unable to do through our regular evaluations. Results produced by the tool include an estimation of the number of lives saved and deaths averted by WVI programme interventions.

  • Conduct LiST analysis in three specific project sites using data generated by the projects.

  • Coordinate and follow up on data requests with WVI National Offices.

  • Organize and prepare data for uploading into the LiST and analyze the results.

  • Deliver a brief report (+/- 10 pp) that analyses the results.