Internship: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (July – December)
International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)
Accounts to: LME Program Officer
Based in: New York, New York
The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) recognizes that women’s and girls’ human rights, health and equality are essential to social, environmental, and economic justice for all.
We envision a world in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights to:
- access the information, resources, and services they need to enhance and protect their health and achieve their full potential;
- make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, child-bearing, and marriage and all other matters related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; and
- participate in and assume leadership of civil society movements to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
IWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and funding.
IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.
PRIMARY PURPOSE & FUNCTION
The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (LME) Team seeks a paid part-time intern in their New York office. The internship will focus on administrative, logistical, and research support for the LME team. This internship is best suited for individuals with a background in social science research and/or global health interested in learning about monitoring and evaluation and global advocacy to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The LME team works collaboratively with all teams within the organization as well as with our grantee partners, providing opportunities to learn about both program evaluation and collaborative documentation projects. As part of the LME team, the intern will have ample opportunities for skills development and will attend planning and coordination meetings as well as in-house trainings and brown bag presentations.
- Work closely with the LME Program Officer and Program Associate to assist with ongoing learning and documentation projects related to IWHC’s advocacy and program activities;
- Conduct desk research for literature reviews policy briefs, and fact sheets for advocacy use.
- Support event and meeting planning, including travel and event logistics and administration of travel grants;
- Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to support LME project coordination;
- Support LME Program Officer and Associate with administrative duties, such as coordinating all-staff internal LME meetings, processing expense reports and other financial requests, trip planning, and other tasks for optimal team functioning in service of IWHC and partners;
- Other duties as required.
- Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public health, human rights, anthropology, public administration or a related field is a plus, but not required. IWHC encourages applicants with nontraditional educational or professional experience to apply.
- Demonstrated interest in LME, research methods, and global health.
- A minimum of one previous internship or similar experience is required.
RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- The ideal candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative spirit.
- Strong critical thinking and analytical skills are required, experience conducting desk research, primary research, and/or evaluation strongly preferred.
- Fluent written and spoken English required; Working knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese is a plus.
- Comfort taking initiative and managing multiple projects against deadlines.
- Strong interest or previous experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights, movement building, and global advocacy is desired.
COMPENSATION: This is a paid part-time internship with hourly pay at $15.00 per hour. The internship will have flexible hours within the 9:30-5:30 weekday office hours for 15-20 hours per week. The ideal candidate would be able to commit for at least six months (July – December).
TO APPLY: Please apply immediately by sending a cover letter, resume, and two names or letters of reference to [email protected]. The subject line should read: “IWHC LME Intern Application.” No calls or separate email inquiries.
Only complete applications will be reviewed and due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.
IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, HIV status or disability. This policy applies to all IWHC activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. We are committed to seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the working environment.