Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.
For over a century, Save the Children has placed the rights of children at the forefront of our agenda. As an organization founded by feminist action, we believe that placing gender equality and social justice at the heart of our work has a resounding impact on the lives of children and families, creating positive and sustainable change in communities across the globe.
At Save the Children, we adopted a Gender Equality Policy in 2017 to serve as our framework for advancing gender equality across the organization. The gender equality policy explicitly recognizes the importance of accounting for gender expansive identities in all facets of our work as a child rights organization. In 2019, Save the Children, U.S. (SCUS) launched its first-ever gender equality strategy which recognizes that transformative change can only be achieved if we take a whole, institution, inside-out approach to this work – advancing gender equality not only across programming and advocacy, but also in how we operate. As we advance our new 2022-2024 strategy, we are crystalizing out focus on reaching children most impacted by inequality and discrimination.
Further, In 2019, an organization-wide SOGIE Policy was endorsed to underscore the need to support the rights of all children – to live freely from fear and discrimination, to realize their rights and to thrive. The SOGIESC Intern will support Save the Children’s work to ensure all children, irrespective of their SOGIESC, realize their full and equal rights.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The Spring 2024 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Intern will work as part of the Save the Children, U.S. Gender Equality & Social Justice team. The Fellow will work alongside the Senior Director for Gender Equality & Social Justice and will collaborate closely with the Senior Advisor for SOGIESC and the global SOGIESC Task Team to advance 2024 priorities.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
Projects may include:
The SOGIESC Intern is selected based on the following values and core competencies:
What’s In It for You
Classification: Paid Intern
Part-time: Up to 24 hours per week
Expected Program Dates: January 22, 2024 – April 15, 2024
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.
Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.? As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.