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The Executive Office at Safe Kids Worldwide oversees the organization and its impactful child injury prevention research, programs, awareness, and advocacy programs implemented across a network of 400+ coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries.

Safe Kids is currently accepting applications for an intern in the Executive Office from current or recent undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in supporting nonprofit business operations, including marketing and communications.  The Executive internship is a hands-on experience with the opportunity to work alongside a passionate team in a fast-paced, nonprofit setting. The intern will work closely alongside the Executive Team supporting projects including strategic planning, conference planning, social media, creative content development and other initiatives that support the mission of Safe Kids.


Due to COVID-19, we anticipate that the entirety of internships will be remote for the upcoming term and we will continue to monitor the situation for future terms. Remote interns will still be expected to adhere to a weekly schedule and to participate in routinely scheduled meetings and calls via digital channels (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom).

Time Commitment

Preference will be given to candidates who are available for a part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week) internship. This is an unpaid internship with potential to earn academic credit as determined by the regulations of your university's academic office.


While specific internship projects may vary, interns will generally have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the role of an Executive Office within a nonprofit organization
  • Be innovative and share new and creative ideas while working alongside the organization’s President and other Executive team members
  • Contribute to critical projects and initiatives, both independent and cross functionally
  • Strengthen core business skills including attention to detail, multi-tasking, time and project management and communication
  • Partner with Marketing and Communications to further Safe Kids mission and broaden the reach of the network


  • Current or recent undergraduate or graduate students with experience and/or studies in public health and/or health communications, marketing and/or communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a high aptitude for developing content for social media platforms
  • Self-driven and innovative
  • Mission-driven and action-oriented, have a strong service ethic and respect differences in culture and perspective
  • Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality given the sensitive nature of working with members of the Executive Team and interacting with the organization’s partners and families
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to participate in scheduled team check-ins and meetings virtually (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate with a team

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one killer of children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an unintentional injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of members of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns poisonings and more.

How To Apply

To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter and a resume via the Executive Internship Application form.

Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be notified of their application status. No phone calls, please.

Applications are typically reviewed on a rolling basis for the following semesters:

  • Spring Term (Feb-May)
    • Application due date: 3rd week of January
    • Tentative start date: 1st week of February
  • Summer Term (Jun-Aug)
    • Application due date: 3rd week of May
    • Tentative start date: 1st week of June
  • Fall Term (Sep-Dec)
    • Application due date: 3rd week of August
    • Tentative start date: 1st week of September