Executive/Administrative Intern

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: USA - Washington, DC


Position: Executive Office Intern

Location: Washington, DC


About RI:  

Relief  International  is  a  leading  nonprofit  organization  working  in  roughly  20  countries  to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance  dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach —which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary:  

The executive office is responsible for bringing all departments together to ensure the success of the entire organization as well as reporting directly to the Board of Directors.  Interns will be able to network with non-profit professionals across multiple departments at the highest level to explore different paths of humanitarian and development work and forge relationships with future mentors.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Interns in the executive office will assist the executive assistant with 

  • Corporate records management, such as meeting minutes, board resolutions, and registrations with donor and host governments,
  • Policy creation and compliance with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions,
  • Internal communications, such as creating content for the intranet, drafting and editing emails, and planning update cycles,
  • Administrative support of the CEO and Senior Management team
  • Prepare and attend board of director and senior management meetings

Qualifications & requirements:  

  • 15+ hours a week preferred. Schedule is flexible.
  • Strong written & verbal communication
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook (experience with MS Access a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and carefully review work for accuracy; strong attention to detail is required.  
  • Ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions

Interns may attend board meetings and interact with confidential or sensitive information.  As such, interns must be able to demonstrate appropriate professionalism and discretion.  Ideally, intern applicants will be highly motivated, eager to learn, and interested in international humanitarian and development work.

When applying for this internship, please include a brief cover letter indicating how this internship connects to your long-term personal or professional goals.

Salary: Unpaid internship; monthly transportation stipend and academic credit available

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability


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