Washington, DC
5d ago

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.

  • These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food;
  • from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.

    Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II.

    It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good.

    If you share our core beliefs : poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

    CARE USA is looking for Government Relations Intern who will work with policy advocates and issues (food and nutrition security, gender empowerment, humanitarian, Sexual Reprodutive Health and Rights (SRHR) and budget).

    S / he will be exposed to full range of work inside and outside the office (Hill lobbying, NGO coalitions, think tanks and seminars).

    Responsibilities :

  • S / he will provide policy assistance for Government Relations Senior Director and Senior Policy Advocates who lobby on foreign policy related to the federal budget, SRHR, humanitarian crises, gender empowerment, and food and nutrition security
  • Work will involve attending briefings and meetings and drafting notes / memos for the teams, drafting letters and emails, making travel arrangements, preparing materials for meetings, scheduling meetings and other events.
  • Attending meetings with lobbyists or other CARE experts with US government officials in federal agencies implementing foreign affairs;
  • attending meetings on Capitol Hill with lobbying advocates.

  • Participating in meetings and communications with non-profit organizations
  • Helping the team with its fast-paced work that shifts frequently based on current events.
  • Other administrative tasks
  • Qualifications :

  • College or Graduate school preferred
  • Written and verbal English communication skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient : Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Critical thinking, writing and analysis
  • Familiarity and experience with international development, humanitarian politics and needs
  • Proposed Timing : September 1 - December 30, 2019; 25 - 40 hours per week

    There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-

    seekers. Some examples of these fees are placement fees or immigration processing fees. CARE does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an up-

    front fee of any kind. Occasionally, CARE does employ recruiting or placement agencies to help us identify candidates for specific employment within CARE.

    If you’re contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no charge to you. If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud from someone purporting to be CARE, please contact us at .

    We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran .

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