Intern - Policy and Advocacy

CARE International UK, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Job Summary

Job Description

Why work for us?

CARE International is committed to increasing the effectiveness of our programming by multiplying impact in part by influencing others to scale up successful programming. Our global programming reach enables us to develop a solid evidence base for policy advocacy, and our headquarters positions in Europe and the US in particular, give us the opportunity to carry advocacy messages to policymakers. Within the broader CARE 2020 strategy CARE International UK (CARE UK)’s Advocacy and Policy team continues leading on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Governance, and coordinates CARE’s advocacy and policy on Humanitarian action, leading on Gender in Emergencies (GiE). CARE UK’s advocacy strategy aligns broadly with these thematic areas. As CARE develops its 2030 strategy, CARE UK will increase our work on humanitarian and GiE advocacy on major crises including in Syria and Yemen, and a global campaign focused on GiE and climate change.

About you

Ideally, you will be a post graduate student in a relevant discipline, with knowledge of conflict, fragility, and humanitarian response. You will have a strong grasp of gender issues and feminist advocacy and policy, research experience and some advocacy experience or aptitude, good stakeholder and relationship management skills including cultural and emotional intelligence (CQ and EQ). You will possess excellent writing skills and an ability to communicate in plain, jargon-free English.

You do not have to meet all of the criteria of this job to apply for the role, but we may not be able to reply to each application. We especially encourage applications from: students or early Career professionals with lived experience of being from a conflict-affected or fragile states, individuals from culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse including black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) persons with disabilities (PWD) and persons with socio-economically and other diverse backgrounds.

About the role

You will support the team to achieve against its GiE and humanitarian advocacy strategy, including helping deliver events, supporting diplomatic and public-facing advocacy, helping with advocacy elements of a global campaign for CARE, producing policy briefings, sharing research and reports and media and communications work.

The internship will provide you with the opportunity to gain a good insight into working in an INGO that is part of a diverse global confederation and give you leading-edge information on humanitarian response and fragile states. You will also gain an understanding of broader GiE advocacy and policy issues including in major crisis contexts.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.


We have a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

A DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.

Please note that in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all job offers at CARE International UK are conditional on eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 18 November 2019

Interview date: Monday 25 November 2019

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).

If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch.