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Portfolio Growth and Performance Intern

The Department of Award Management Intern assists the team in managing a variety of international projects funded by both public and private donors. This position provides support on the management of awards and plays an important role in assisting with the development of departmental initiatives. In addition, through participation in a variety of short and long-term projects and participation in various meetings, the intern will develop an understanding of how public and private funding is managed throughout the award lifecycle from Opportunity through to Close Out.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Award Management (45%) 
  • Support communications on assigned awards with Country Offices and internal stakeholders.   
  • Assist Award Management Department in monitoring award implementation. 
  • Assist in start-up efforts as applicable (meeting coordination, note taking, etc.).
  • Assist in the completion of the award closeout process with administrative tasks including document review and record retention.
  • Support the Award Management Department with tasks and follow-up related to risk management on awards.
Support New Business Development (10%)
  • Support the department's new business priorities and pipeline.
  • Support the concept note or proposal development process by sharing templates, updating calendars and gathering supporting documentation.
  • Support the internal approval process for concept notes and proposals within SC’s Award Management System for low-risk awards.
Budget and Financial Management (20%)
  • Assist in tracking and monitoring project budget versus actual expenditures.
  • Support transaction reviews and processing of expense reports and invoices.
  • Support Advisor and Lead Analyst with communication and ensure timely, accurate reporting to donors.
Knowledge Management (10%)
  • Support the unit to maintain knowledge management systems, ensuring award files are kept up to date in a consistent manner for backstopping and/or handover situations.
  • Participate in developing best practices, sharing resources on our SharePoint platforms, and ongoing trainings in conjunction with program staff.
Learning and Professional Development (15%):
  • Weekly touch-base with supervisor to discuss internship goals, project timelines, progress and roadblocks.
  • Determine other informational interviews, projects, etc. that would be conducive to continuing intern development.
  • Create objectives for internship and measure progress against them.
  • Attend various learning opportunities offered through the SCUS Intern, Fellows and volunteers program, as well as directly with theteam.
  • Regularly attend program calls and monthly update meetings

Required Qualifications
  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school program in a relevant field (International Policy/Development/an international focus or Non-profit development; Social Science focus) or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date.
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, databases).
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment and workload.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the internship period.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Cross cultural experience
  • Interest in International Development or NGOs
  • Experience in data management and visualization.
  • Experience researching relevant topics and compiling and reporting findings.
  • Experience working in SharePoint or similar applications.

What’s In It for You
  • Structured learning and development program 
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world

Classification: Paid Intern ($16.10/hour)
Part-time: Up to 24 hours per week
Dates: September 18th – December 8th, 2023  

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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