OVERVIEW ChildFund’s Research and Learning Team is looking for research and learning interns who are excited about the applied health and social science research process and interested in the intersection of child protection, child development, and public health. ChildFund is a child-focused International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) which, since 1938, has worked with local implementing partners (LIPs), governments, and other partner organizations to help create the safe environments children need to thrive. Interns will gain practical research experience at a humanitarian child development non-governmental organization (NGO) while contributing to ChildFund’s research and learning objectives for specific projects and overall organizational learning agenda. Specific projects include research and evaluation support for ChildFund’s programming for children, families and communities in 20 country offices and other global initiatives focused on school-based violence prevention and responsive and protective parenting, respectively. The interns’ research support for these projects will also contribute ChildFund’s ongoing development of learning products such as learning briefs, case studies, conference presentations, and journal publications.
The internship duration is for four months with the opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Research and Learning Team. The internship has a flexible weekly time commitment (15 hours or more).
HOW TO APPLY To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample as one PDF document specifying “Research and Learning Internship” as the title.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and up to two internships are available.
ABOUT CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL ChildFund International (ChildFund) [www.childfund.org] is a child-focused International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) which, since 1938, has worked with local implementing partners (LIPs), governments, and other partner organizations to help create the safe environments children need to thrive. ChildFund’s twofold purpose is to (a) help deprived, excluded, and vulnerable children around the world. This is done by improving their lives and helping them become adults who bring positive change to their communities; and (b) promote societies that value, protect, and advance the worth and rights of children. ChildFund has direct programming in communities in twenty countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, including the United States. ChildFund works across three key life stages to tailor interventions to meet children’s evolving needs as they develop from infancy through young adulthood. ChildFund’s Research and Learning team implements a research program to support thought leadership, visibility, and overall learning around the organization’s child development and child protection work. Research initiatives include both internal and external evidence synthesis, formative research, and primary and research studies.