Save the Children
Fall Gender Equality Intern (Agriculture)
In 2017 the Save the Children movement adopted a Gender Equality Policy positing that a focus on gender equality is fundamental for achieving our vision for all children. The policy applies across our entire organization, to our work in both humanitarian and development contexts, globally and domestically, and across all levels, teams and departments.
In 2019 Save the Children US (SCUS) has launched an agency-wide Gender Equality Strategy for 2019-2021 that takes a cohesive and coordinated approach to advancing gender equality within and through Save the Children. This includes incorporating a gender equality lens in all our work (within organization and programs) both as a human right and an end in itself, as well as a means to overcome poverty and injustice.
What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The Fall 2019 Gender Equality Intern will work with the Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Specialist, and the members of the SCUS' Gender Equality Hub. The Gender Equality Hub, a cross-divisional, cross-functional group, oversees the development and implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy to ensure that SCUS takes the necessary steps to be an organization which lives and breathes its gender equality principles.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
What's In It for You (Keep)
Classification: Paid Intern
Part-time: 16 - 24 hours per week
Dates: September 24 to December 6, 2019
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.