Background : Over the past 88 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.
The IRC Geneva office has a team of 17 staff working on sector-specific issues, including health, protection, governance, plus core functions such as policy and advocacy and grants management.
Internship Overview : The IRC Geneva intern will work closely with the Head of office and other Geneva colleagues. S / he will engage with colleagues from across the organization to raise the profile of IRC Geneva, both internally and with external stakeholders.
The intern will also help with general office coordination and support requests from IRC country programs.
Main Tasks :
follow up on related logistical requirements, invitations and promotion of the event(s).
Key Working Relationships :
Position reports to : Head of Office / Director of Policy and Advocacy
Position directly supervises : Not applicable
Internal contacts : IRC Geneva Office colleagues; Technical Units; International Programs Department; Communications and Policy & Advocacy departments.
External contacts : ICVA working groups, Geneva-based humanitarian coalitions, peer INGOs.
Internship Requirements :
Work experience :
Demonstrated skills and competencies :
Working Environment : Standard office work environment. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the intern will work remotely about half of the time and attend external meetings when feasible.
We encourage applications from under-represented minorities.