Programs Intern- Summer

Academic Credits


Hours per week

at least 20 hours per week



Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


The Hunger Project is seeking a bilingual (English and French, Portuguese or Spanish) Program Intern to support the work of the Programs Department in THP’s New York-based Global Office.

The Program Intern will support the Global Programs Department in its programmatic work and with daily administrative tasks. On a regular basis, the intern will perform research assignments, gather and synthesize information from field offices, translate and/or edit internal documents, and provide administrative support as-needed. On a quarterly basis, the intern will also assist in the department’s reporting streams, as well as supporting the Microfinance Program. Other responsibilities may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, with flexibility for student schedules. The summer internship will last from June to September with a possibility for extension.

The Intern should:

  • Feel comfortable speaking and writing in English as well as either French, Portuguese or Spanish;
  • Exhibit effective research (both qualitative and quantitative) and writing skills.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in development issues, particularly poverty, hunger, microfinance and gender;
  • Be able to work independently on projects as well as collaborate effectively as part of a team;
  • Have excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in working with a diverse group of colleagues;
  • Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite—particularly Excel and Word;

Other desired qualities:

  • Demonstrated interest in Africa, Latin America and/or South Asia, either through travel, employment or studies;
  • Undergraduate or graduate studies in a relevant field, such as international affairs, international development, economic development, public health, or another related subject area.


The Hunger Project welcomes a new cohort of interns each semester, including during the summers, when many interns work full-time. Interns are placed in a pod designed to stimulate networking and professional relationship-building, as well as cross-pollination of projects. Working from an ideal location by Herald Square, interns gain invaluable exposure to the inner workings of an established international nonprofit organization, from weekly staff meetings to initiative launches. Many interns spearhead their own project, culminating in an all-staff presentation that provides exceptional practice in public speaking. 

How To Apply

Internships are unpaid and can satisfy university credit (if applicable). Applicants should submit a current résumé with a cover letter to Carlota Ferrari at with the subject line “Programs Department Intern – Your Name”.