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MFAN Policy & Communications Intern

Scope of Work: MFAN Policy & Communications Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours: Part-time
Rate: $17/hr

About the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is a diverse coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates, and experts. We work to strengthen the effectiveness and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance in order to build more resilient societies, promote democratic approaches to development, improve the lives and opportunities of the most vulnerable populations, and maximize the sustainable impact of U.S. taxpayer dollars. Working with Congress, the Executive branch, and other stakeholders, MFAN since our creation in 2008 has advanced bipartisan foreign assistance effectiveness reforms, regardless of the changing landscape and political leadership in Congress or the White House. To learn more about MFAN, please visit:
Job Description:
The MFAN Policy & Communications Intern will support the Policy Director with a variety of aspects of the coalition’s work. Much of the work will be virtual, but some in-person activities will also be required. The internship would commence by the beginning of June and could continue through the end of the 2023 calendar year.

  • Draft MFAN communications, including social media posts, website content, and press statements
  • Monitor legislative and policy developments on Capitol Hill and in the Administration
  • Provide general scheduling and logistical support, including assisting with MFAN events in Washington, DC

Education and Experience:
  • Recently completed or in-progress of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Development or related field
  • Interest in international development policy and U.S. policymaking in Washington, DC
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong familiarity with Twitter and LinkedIn
Plan International USA serves as the fiscal sponsor of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

About Plan:
Plan works for girls’ rights. Harmful barriers like child marriage, human trafficking, and gender-based violence are preventing girls and young women from achieving their full potential. Plan, along with government and private partners, fights against harmful gender norms and empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. We have worked in communities for more than 80 years and provide locally-driven programming through 240 offices around the world. Plan International USA is fully committed to safeguarding all children and young people from all forms of violence.

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.