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Global Network Intern

The Global 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.

Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to be part of a part-time or full-time internship during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. This is an unpaid internship and academic credit can be earned as determined by the regulations of your university's academic office. A transportation stipend will be provided.



The intern will have the opportunity to support the work of the Global Network Team in the following ways:

  • Perform research and analytical tasks on a variety of issues affecting the Global Network.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, attend meetings, and take and/or compile call and meeting minutes.
  • Assist with management of a database consisting of more than 400 domestic and over 30 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 Global Network that results in the production of a document (guide, toolkit, etc.) intended to help the Safe Kids network.
  • Assist the Global Network Department in planning the biannual Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention taking place in July 2019. Also help plan pre-meetings for global and state partners held in conjunction with the convention.
  • 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

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 in more than 30 countries and 400 coalitions in the United States to prevent injuries from traffic crashes, drownings, falls, fires, poisonings and more. Working together, we can do much more for children everywhere. Join our effort at

How To Apply

To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter and a resume to, and specify “Global Network Internship” in the email subject line. Due to the high volume of applications Safe Kids receives, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be notified of their application status via email. No phone calls, please.

Tentative submission timelines include:

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