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Global Fund for Children Advocacy Internship PARTNER | Career & Civic Engagement Center

Global Fund for Children

Advocacy Internship

Washington, D.C.

Summer 2020

The APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED for one week. The new application deadline is Monday, March 30, at 11:59PM ET

Note: This internship may potentially be in-person or remote, depending on public health guidelines at the start of the internship.

This is a Career and Civic Engagement Center Partner Internship. The selected student will participate in the Beyond Bryn Mawr Summer Internship Program.

Please apply by:
(1) submitting a one-page resume and cover letter through this Handshake listing, and

Global Fund for Children partners to build a world where all youth are safe, strong, and valued. We pursue this mission by investing in innovative, locally led organizations, helping them deepen their impact and build their capacity for social change. To further advance and protect the rights of children and youth, GFC supports its partners to engage in grassroots advocacy initiatives to effect policy change from the local level. Since our founding nearly 25 years ago, GFC has invested nearly $40 million in over 600 grassroots organization around the world. Our work advances the rights of children and youth across four focus areas: education; gender equity; youth empowerment; and freedom from violence and exploitation.

Global Fund for Children seeks an undergraduate student to supplement their degree-seeking coursework in the areas of international development, nonprofit management, and political science. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of GFC’s mission and vision.

As an intern with a passion for strengthening grassroots advocacy for children’s rights, you will support the strengthening of GFC’s growing advocacy capacity development and influencing strategies. Your research will have a special focus on youth and adolescent girls as well as GFC’s focus areas of education, gender equality, freedom from violence and exploitation, and youth empowerment.
Intern will provide support to the Program Officer for Advocacy and Movement Building. GFC will provide the intern with learning opportunities to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such philanthropy, grantmaking and grassroots organizations around the world, especially in the Americas, international development, children’s issues, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.
Specific activities may include the following:
·        Analyze and map GFC’s local partners’ advocacy strategies and tactics by region by reviewing partner grant reports and websites/social media
·        Coordinate and conduct interviews with select partner organizations to develop advocacy case studies
·        Develop partner advocacy stories in partnership with our Marketing and Communications team to share publicly (Here’s an example!
·        Research, organize, and, as necessary, create resources for local nascent partner organizations to advocate in regional and international policy forums
·        Identify potential support organizations and existing trainings for local partners
·        Support influencing strategies developed by the Program Officer for Advocacy and Movement Building to influence philanthropic sector
·        Attend and participate in relevant professional development meetings and strategy sessions
·        Present learnings and findings to the GFC team during a Lunch & Learn presentation session
·        Assist with other Programs Team related activities as needed
·        Other duties as assigned and creative ideas welcomed


·        Current enrollment in a relevant degree-seeking program, such as International Development, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Entrepreneurship or other related field
·        Familiarity with socio-economic issues in one or more regions of the world
·        Working proficiency of Spanish
·        Strong interpersonal and inter-cultural skills and the ability to interact with individuals from different backgrounds
·        Writing, research and analytic skills
·        Fluency in MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Flexible within business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). A commitment of at least 30 hours per week. GFC can work with students interested in completing an internship for academic credit.

LOCATION: Washington, DC (possibility of a remote, virtual internship may be considered depending on public health guidelines at the start of the internship)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit GFC’s website

For any questions about internship funding program, please contact Jennifer Prudencio from Career & Civic Engagement at