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  • 2016 Graduate Internship at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 4 March, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Mercy Corps is dedicated to helping the poor and oppressed in developing countries. The not-for-profit organization offers emergency relief and economic support, as well as assistance in building sustainable communities. It also develops curriculum guides to introduce students to various topics ranging from Kurdish history and Afghan henna art to the worldwide clean water campaign. Since its founding, Mercy Corps programs have provided about $1.5 billion in assistance to people in 106 nations. Originally the organization was named Save the Refugees Fund when it was founded by Dan O'Neill in response to the plight of Cambodian refugees in 1979.

    Graduate Interns


    Job Description

    Internship Title: Nigeria - Reports and Editing Intern
    Intern Worksite Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Dates of Internship: 01 April 2016 to 30 September 2016
    Length of Internship: 6 months
    Funding Available:
    Global Internship:

    Mercy Corps responsibilities

    For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:

    • $1500 stipend/month
    • ISOS Coverage
    • Visa reimbursement
    • Travel
    • Accommodations

    Intern responsibilities

    Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:

    • Medical Insurance
    • Any additional costs associated with internship

    Project Description:

    • The Humanitarian portfolio covers the emergency response to the needs of conflict affected populations in north east Nigeria and we operate across three states with funding sources (including but not limited to O.F.D.A., F.F.P., E.C.H.O. and the E.U.,) with multi-sector interventions in food security, livelihoods, protection, W.A.S.H. among others. You be expected to engage in the development and editing of reports and learning documents.
    • Our porfolio covers work across the middle belt of Nigeria and is looking to expand into the Northeast. Historically our portfolio has focused on cross-communal conflicts emerging from lack of institutional arraignments to manage the limited resources across the region. Our conflict programs are funded by the British Government, USAID, Department of State and foundations.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the elements of a quality donor report and be able to produce and edit reports that meet these requirements
    • Gain competence in managing data collection systems for humanitarian and conflict programs
    • Improve research skills
    • Gain a deeper understanding of conflict and humanitarian programming in Nigeria, and of international nonprofit work
    • Improve ability to communicate cross-culturally


    • Support the editing and production of internal and external reports for the management teams
    • Work with program staff to complete an analysis of data quality and management systems and improve the management of these systems.
    • Complete research projects, as requested.
    • Support proposal writing, as requested.

    You should possess the following qualification:

    • Graduate Degree in Communications, International Development, Political Science, International Affairs, Economics or related degrees.

    Living Conditions:
    Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in this internship you should submit a resume and a statement of interest. In your statement, please discuss any experiences related relevant to the projects outlined. You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to policy and advocacy, humanitarian aid, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests. Your application will be reviewed by the hiring team within 3 weeks of submission and those shortlisted will be contacted directly for interviews. All applicants will receive notification once a decision has been made.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To apply, visit Mercy Corps Career Page

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