Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Job Posting with INEE

INEE Advocacy Intern
New York or home-based
31 July 2018


INEE is recruiting an intern to assist with advocacy. This internship presents a unique learning opportunity to work closely with the INEE Secretariat, liaise directly with INEE members around the world, and be part of projects that contribute to the provision of quality education in crisis settings. This is an unpaid position. The Intern can be based in the INEE New York office or home-based.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

The Intern will start as soon as possible and should be available to work 10-15 hours per week for a minimum period of 4 to 5 months. If possible, the Intern may work, part-time, at the New York office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Applicants based outside of the New York area will be considered for a home-based internship. The Intern may take school credit for the internship with prior agreement from the supervisor. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.


The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more than 14,000 practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments and universities who work together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The network improves communication and coordination among its members by cultivating and facilitating collaborative relationships and creating opportunities and space for sharing knowledge, developing resources, informing policy, building capacity and undertaking joint advocacy. Find out more at


Under the direction of the Advocacy Coordinator and in close collaboration with the INEE Director and Secretariat, the Intern will provide support to ensure the quality of INEE’s advocacy and outreach. Duties may include:

Advocacy Working Group (AWG) support

  • Assist the Coordinator in supporting the AWG members
  • Assist the Coordinator and Secretariat in the preparation of the bi-annual AWG meeting
  • Assist the Coordinator in the regular AWG calls (agenda, research, preparation, notes, follow-up)

Advocacy support

  • Update and maintain the (internal, but in time external) calendar of key advocacy opportunities and events, working closely with AWG members
  • Explore new and innovative ways to use web and social media in INEE’s advocacy
  • Work closely with INEE’s communication team to ensure best use of INEE and member’s communication platforms for advocacy and outreach
  • Assist in the conception and compilation of a INEE Advocacy tool kit

Advocacy messaging

  • Assist in drafting advocacy blog posts and other written material for INEE and partner websites
  • Assist in regularly updating of INEE’s advocacy messages
  • Assist Coordinator and AWG in planning and implementing advocacy campaigns
  • Prepare advocacy packs and messages for identified events and audiences

​Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with and learn to advocate using INEE tools and materials.
  • Learn to communicate in a targeted manner for advocacy purposes, and thereby enhance writing skills through the development of content for diverse audiences.
  • Become familiar with advocacy for a large network of many different international partners
  • Become familiar with the field of education in emergencies
  • Learn valuable project management skills and interact with INEE members across the globe

  • Ongoing graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, international law, social work, international relations);
  • Strong communication skills: excellent command of English, both spoken and written; knowledge of Spanish, French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic a bonus;
  • Experience with advocacy and writing for targeted audiences preferred;
  • Knowledge of the field of education in emergencies and familiarity with INEE;
  • Experience managing complex projects and deadlines involving different partners
  • Ability to be flexible and work well independently, under pressure, and in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various tasks;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft briefs, reports, and syntheses;
  • Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment as well as self-motivate.


Please submit one MS Word or PDF file with a resume, cover letter, list of 3 references and their contact info through the IRC Recruitment website  -

Selected candidates will be invited for a written test and interview.