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Global Network Intern

Safe Kids Worldwide is accepting applications from current or recent college graduates or current graduate students interested in global public health. 

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from unintentional injuries. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of a preventable injury each year. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partner organizations in more than 30 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since the founding of Safe Kids Worldwide by Children’s National Health System in 1988, there has been a 60 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children ages 0-19 years in the United States.

Description of Responsibilities

The Network Department provides professional guidance and technical support in maintaining and strengthening Safe Kids’ vast network of U.S. coalitions and international partners. The Department also works to expand the reach of Safe Kids by exploring relationships with organizations interested in injury prevention particularly in areas of the world where child injury death rates are highest. Our intern will have one long-term project to be completed in the time of their internship, as well as a variety of other tasks.

The Network Intern will support the Network Department in the following ways:

  • Perform research and analytical tasks on a variety of issues affecting the Safe Kids Network.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, attend meetings, and take and/or compile call and meeting minutes.
  • Assist the Network Department in planning the biannual Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (“PrevCon”) taking place at the Marriott Marquis Washington July 17 – 20, 2019, as well as two pre-meetings, one for our international members and one for our U.S. state leaders, held in conjunction with PrevCon.
  • Assist with the management of a database consisting of more than 400 domestic and over 30 international partner organizations.
  • Assist in the development of tables, graphs, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Conduct internet research, track and report out on data
  • Work on a long-term project covering an identified topic about the Network that results in the production of a document (guide, toolkit, etc.) intended to help the Safe Kids Network.
  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience conducting internet research
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of partners and stakeholders, both in the U.S. and abroad
  • Ability to juggle a multitude of tasks with varying deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in public health, social sciences, international development or other related field preferred
  • Current or recent college graduates or current graduate students will be considered
  • Knowledge of a second language a plus
  • Experience living/working abroad a plus

This is a part or full-time position (20-40 hours/week), depending on availability. Terms are at least three months in duration; six months or longer preferred to assist with and attend PrevCon July 17 – 20, 2019. This is an unpaid internship; however a transportation stipend will be provided.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to internships@safekids.org.  Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the email subject line. No phone calls please. All applicants will be notified of their application via email within two to three weeks.

Spring Term (February-May)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of January

Start Date: 1st Week of February

Summer Term (June-August)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of May

Start Date: 1st Week of June

Fall Term (September-November)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of August

Start Date: 1st Week of September