Policy Intern

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



1255 23rd st NW
United States



Plan International USA is a non-profit, child-focused community development organization without religious, political, or governmental affiliation. Founded in 1937, Plan presently works in over 50 developing countries. Resources for our community development programming are generated through individual child sponsorships and project grant funding from bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors – including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Gates Foundation.


Under the general supervision of Plan’s Senior Advisor for Policy and Program Outreach, the Intern will support Plan’s efforts to promote gender equality and improve US foreign assistance. The intern will help coordinate and promote, Plan events, meetings and programs on these topics, including meetings of Plan’s global leadership. The intern supports relations between Plan and influential external partners such as USAID, Interaction, MFAN, SID/Washington, US Global Leadership Coalition and others. Assignments may include data gathering and analysis, coordinating and tracking outreach activities, and developing materials and other resources.


Support for Plan’s Public Events

  • Support Plan’s work with partners such as those mentioned above to develop public policy and advocacy events
  • Ensure and assist with follow up of meetings and events attended by Gender and Policy staff by debriefing with the selected staff regarding meetings and speaking engagements;
  • Ensure all information such as contacts made and key conversations are recorded in the database and are directed to the relevant staff for necessary follow up;
  • Assisting in the preparation for special events such as panel discussions, conferences and workshops;
  • Draft communications regarding program activities for internal and external audiences;

Support for Research, Briefs and Policy Papers

  • Research and write content for talking points, meetings, conferences and events
  • Develop Tweets, Blogs and Facebook posts related to Plan’s Gender and Policy positions
  • Attend meetings and events with staff or on your own when requested;
  • Draft brief documents, including background documents, issue briefs, memos, resources, and other written materials;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinking and ability to rapidly synthesize complex data from diverse sources;
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication;
  • Awareness and sensitivity to issues like USAID Forward, Foreign Aid Re-Organization, SDGs, gender, youth advocacy, community development, and/or other related topics;
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing/editing;
  • Demonstrated record of professional manner of communication;
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and support effective programs, seminars and workshops relating to international development;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Excellent organizational skills, creativity, flexibility and self-motivation;
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite and web-based research;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, particularly related to data management, website maintenance and social media related to posting articles, event notification;
  • Gender and/or policy experience preferred.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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