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Jobs | Internships

The MADRE office is located in New York City, and unless otherwise indicated, staff/interns are required to live within a commuting distance of Manhattan.

Positions Available

Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy

Senior Director of Grantmaking

Senior Director of People and Culture

Afghanistan Consultant

Afghanistan Research and Documentation Officer Consultant

Transitional Justice Legal Consultant(s) / Consultor(a)(s) de Justicia Transicional

Executive Administrator

International Justice Officer

Coordinador/a del curso online (consultor/a)

Desarrollador/a del curso online (consultor/a)

Individual Giving Associate

Director of Grants Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Communications and Marketing Associate 

Program and Development Coordinator


Internships

MADRE internships are a great way to learn new skills, gain work experience and support MADRE's work with women and families worldwide.

Internships take place at the MADRE office in Manhattan. MADRE offers three internship sessions throughout the year: Summer (June-August), Fall (September-December), and Spring (January-May).

MADRE does not have the capacity to sponsor visa applications for interns from outside the US. If you are an international applicant, please indicate in your application that you have authorization to legally work in the US.

Please send your application to ONLY one email address. If you wish to apply to multiple internships send your application to your first choice and include your other choices in your cover letter.

Deadlines (unless otherwise indicated): March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

Internship positions include:

Program and Development Intern

Under the supervision of MADRE’s Program and Development Coordinator, the Program and Development Intern will provide support for MADRE’s institutional fundraising program, helping to develop and grow MADRE’s pipeline of current and prospective institutional donors, including foundation, corporate, multilateral organizations, and government donors. The Program and Development Intern will work collaboratively across Development and Program teams to assist in achieving overall organizational revenue goals, as well as support other projects as assigned. This position is remote.

Interns will learn key development skills, including:

  • Assisting the Program and Development Coordinator, and other team members as needed, to cultivate, solicit, and steward institutional funders through written communications, regular updates, and phone calls;
  • Working across Programs, Communications, and Development teams to help write compelling letters of inquiry, concept notes, grant proposals, and high-impact program reports and updates to institutional funders and prospects;
  • Researching, identifying, and evaluating institutional funding prospects (e.g. routinely using Foundation Directory Online, as well as other databases and publications where funding opportunities and Requests for Proposals are posted) and supporting outreach to prospects in coordination with the Program and Development Coordinator.
  • Conducting research in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas to help write quality proposals, reports, and talking points, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings, among others; and
  • Monitoring news and trends in philanthropy with a view towards MADRE’s work and network of funders.​

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s, girls’ and LGBTIQ human rights;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, editing, and communications skills;
  • Ability to understand and synthesize quantitative and qualitative program information;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results; and
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required; proficiency in Salesforce or other similar donor databases highly desirable.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (scholarly or professional) to devintern@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Partnerships and Grantmaking Intern

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Building global network of connections; develop personal and professional skills through hands-on experience in the area of international women’s human rights.
  • Gaining knowledge of grant reporting and grantmaking.
  • Research and data collection on issues related to MADRE’s thematic initiatives: violence against women and girls; climate change; peacebuilding, migration, and other crisis. 
  • Assisting with drafting reports, background notes, talking points, summaries and other programmatic; including translation of documents; 
  • Contributing to the documentation of internal practices in grants management;
  • Supporting learning opportunities for grantmaking staff, as necessary;
  • Assisting with administrative and logistics support

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish is required
  • Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Email your resume and a cover letter to ProgramInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Partnerships and Grantmaking, MENA Intern

This position is remote. MADRE does not have the capacity to sponsor visa applications for interns from outside the US. If you are an international applicant based in the US, please indicate in your application that you have authorization to legally work in the US. Applicants based in Lebanon are encouraged to apply.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Building a global network of connections; develop personal and professional skills through hands-on experience in the area of international women’s human rights;
  • Gaining knowledge of grant reporting and grantmaking;
  • Research and data collection on issues related to MADRE’s thematic initiatives: violence against women and girls; climate change; peacebuilding, migration, and other crises;
  • Monitoring recent developments in human rights issues in countries of the MENA region;
  • Translation and transcription from Arabic to English and vice versa.
  • Assistance with reviewing grant reports and proposals, drafting talking points, compiling updates and summaries, and similar tasks;
  • Utilizing databases such as LogAlto and Salesforce to track progress and updates from partners;
  • Assisting with updating partner profile and creating material for MADRE communications in collaboration with Communications staff;
  • Contributing to the documentation of internal practices in grants management; Supporting learning opportunities for staff, as necessary;
  • Assistance with organizing periodical virtual events through logistical and administrative support;
  • Other tasks as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Arabic is required Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Ability to work across different time zones;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Email your resume and a cover letter to aobeid@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern

Under the supervision of MADRE’s experienced human rights attorneys, the Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern will help MADRE’s team implement legal advocacy initiatives for advancing women’s human rights and creating positive social change in contexts of war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Conducting legal research and producing memoranda and human rights reports and briefings in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings among others;  
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on developments and trends in key international policy and decision-making spaces such as the UN Security Council with a view towards MADRE’s legal advocacy work
  • Drafting memoranda, reports, and advocacy letters to UN and regional human rights bodies;
  • Following and participating in UN processes, including the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the High-level Political Forum, UN Security Council Open Debates and others as necessary;
  • Representing MADRE at meetings and events as necessary;
  • Providing limited administrative and logistics support to the Advocacy team as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Attending a law school in pursuit of a JD, or recently graduated from an accredited law school;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish and Arabic is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HRLAInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Human Rights Advocacy Intern

The Human Rights Advocacy Intern will help MADRE’s team implement advocacy initiatives for advancing women’s human rights and creating positive social change in contexts of war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Conducting research and producing memoranda and human rights reports and briefings in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings among others;  
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on developments and trends in key international policy and decision-making spaces such as the UN Security Council with a view towards MADRE’s advocacy work;
  • Drafting memoranda, reports, and advocacy letters to UN and regional human rights bodies;
  • Following and participating in UN processes, including the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the High-level Political Forum, UN Security Council Open Debates and others as necessary;
  • Representing MADRE at meetings and events as necessary;
  • Providing limited administrative and logistics support to the Advocacy team as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish, French and Arabic is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HRLAInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Policy and Campaigns Intern

The Policy and Campaigns Intern will help MADRE’s team implement policy initiatives and campaigns to bring a feminist lens to US foreign policy.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Conducting research and producing content relating to MADRE’s priority policy areas including climate justice and the Green New Deal; women, peace and security; and violence facing migrant women and girls, among others;
  • Tracking, analyzing and reporting on developments, news, and trends on MADRE’s priority policy areas with a view towards MADRE’s policy work in the Congressional space;
  • Assisting in drafting policy briefs, talking points, fact sheets, memos, analysis and testimonies;
  • Updating and contributing to policy-related databases;
  • Assisting with event planning and outreach; and Providing limited administrative and logistics support as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights, gender equality, and US foreign policy; Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time; and
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: jumpstart@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Learning & Evaluation (L&E), Iraq Intern

The Iraq Intern will provide technical and programmatic support to the L&E team, and report directly to the Program Coordinator, Iraq and Information Solutions.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Coordinating grants to and managing programs of community-based groups in Iraq;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of MADRE’s Iraq programs to identify and document successes, challenges and lessons learned;
  • Drafting reports, summaries, analyses and other programmatic writing on MADRE’s work in Iraq for staff and stakeholders;
  • Coordinating international trip planning to Iraq, risk management and logistics for staff, partners, and other stakeholders; and
  • Arabic-English translation and other administrative and logistics support, as required.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills;
  • Fluency (speaking, reading, writing) in Arabic is required;
  • Well organized, ability to multitask efficiently, and strong time management skills;
  • Ability to be flexible and to work independently, yet in close coordination with peers and supervisor;
  • and Ability to work in a multicultural team environment.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: Landeinternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Learning & Evaluation (L&E), Data Intern

The Data Intern will provide technical data support to the L&E team, and report directly to the Program Coordinator, Learning and Evaluation. The position will be based in New York City.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Rolling out MADRE’s L&E database to house and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from our work with our grassroots partners;
  • Reviewing reports and other data sources to identify output, outcome and impact indicators for success and to demonstrate progress in delivery and impact against project, program and organizational strategic objectives;
  • Identifying, gather and extracting quantitative and qualitative data from sources including partners reports and documents of other stakeholders;
  • Organizing data for import into the L&E database; Identifying anomalies or inconsistencies in data;
  • Creating project and partner profiles, dashboards and other data visualizations;
  • and Other administrative and data support, as required.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Reading proficiency in Spanish is highly preferred;
  • Detail-oriented and strong analytical mindset;
  • Ability to be flexible and to work independently;
  • and Ability to work in a multicultural team environment.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: Landeinternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Program and Development Intern

Under the supervision of MADRE’s Program and Development Coordinator, the Program and Development Intern will provide support for MADRE’s institutional fundraising program, helping to develop and grow MADRE’s pipeline of current and prospective institutional donors, including foundation, corporate, multilateral organizations, and government donors. The Program and Development Intern will work collaboratively across Development and Program teams to assist in achieving overall organizational revenue goals, as well as support other projects as assigned. This position is remote.

Interns will learn key development skills, including:

  • Assisting the Program and Development Coordinator, and other team members as needed, to cultivate, solicit, and steward institutional funders through written communications, regular updates, and phone calls;
  • Working across Programs, Communications, and Development teams to help write compelling letters of inquiry, concept notes, grant proposals, and high-impact program reports and updates to institutional funders and prospects;
  • Researching, identifying, and evaluating institutional funding prospects (e.g. routinely using Foundation Directory Online, as well as other databases and publications where funding opportunities and Requests for Proposals are posted) and supporting outreach to prospects in coordination with the Program and Development Coordinator.
  • Conducting research in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas to help write quality proposals, reports, and talking points, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings, among others; and
  • Monitoring news and trends in philanthropy with a view towards MADRE’s work and network of funders.​

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s, girls’ and LGBTIQ human rights;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, editing, and communications skills;
  • Ability to understand and synthesize quantitative and qualitative program information;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results; and
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required; proficiency in Salesforce or other similar donor databases highly desirable.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (scholarly or professional) to devintern@madre.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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