Ongoing Internship Opportunities

Recurring Opportunities Washington, District Of Columbia


Ongoing Internship Opportunities Available  

General Information

Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open-ended

Position Summary

At IREX we strive to provide interns with substantive assignments to enhance their professional development.   We seek interns year-round for limited duration assignments generally ranging from 3-12 months. Interns generally work 20-40 hours per week. Start dates are flexible based on the needs of IREX and interns are paid at the rate of $12/hour.  

Ideal candidates are enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degree programs with a focus on a discipline of professional relevance to IREX.  They are expected to be detail oriented with strong interpersonal skills and to possess the ability to work independently.  Interns must demonstrate excellent communications skills, verbal and written, as appropriate for the responsibilities of the particular role.   At all times, IREX interns must maintain a professional demeanor for working in cross-cultural environments.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume.  Within the cover letter, please include which on the program and/or functional areas listed below are of most of interest to you as well as information regarding your availability.  Applicants are encouraged to indicate multiple specific areas of interest. This will greatly assist IREX in matching candidates with available opportunities.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Potential Programmatic and Functional Internship Areas

Education, including, but not limited to:

·         Teacher Training

·         Higher Education Management

·         Research Management

·         International Education

·         Scholarship management

Media Development, including, but not limited to:

·         Social Media

·         Assessing media systems

·         Community media development

·         Media Management

Civil Society Strengthening, including, but not limited to:

·         Advocacy

·         Organizational Development

Gender, including, but not limited to:

·         LGBT

Youth Development, including, but not limited to:

·         Workforce Development

·         Livelihoods

·         Civic Engagement & Leadership

Conflict Mediation, including, but not limited to:

·         Youth in Conflict

Technology for Development

Corporate Communication & Branding, including, but not limited to

·         Drupal

·         Writing and editing

·         Social media

·         Graphic design (InDesign, Adobe Suite)

·         Photography and video production and editing

Corporate Information Technology  , including, but not limited to

·         Client and Web Application programming

·         SQL and database design

·         System Administration

·         Help Desk / Windows desktop management 

Field Operations, including, but not limited to

·         International Human Resource Management



New Business Development, including, but not limited to

·         Foundation & Corporate Fundraising

·         USG proposal research & preparation

All IREX internship opportunities offer unique insight into non-profit governance and management and into the international development community. 

Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.