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IIRR is one of the world’s largest international NGOs that focuses exclusively on improving the lives of the rural poor. It maintains offices in Africa, Asia, and North America. The organizations’ programs address the Health, Education, and Environmental conditions of the rural poor, and prioritizes the delivery of sustainable and scalable solutions that empower people to move out of poverty.

IIRR is looking for intelligent, strategic, and resourceful thinkers to help the organization strengthen and expand its efforts to support the activities of our Country Offices. Operations Interns will work under the direction of the Global Operations Manager.

This is an unpaid internship but available for class credits. We have two internship models:

  • full-time – requires 5 days (40 hours) a week commitment of 3 months
  • part-time – requires 3 to 4 days (24 hours) a week commitment of 6 months

Responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Review, analyze and update database records across fundraising, communications, and operations
  • Manage and assist in coordinating other interns
  • Provide proofreading and copy-editing support for the Communications team
  • Assist in drafting organizational policies with the aid of wider HQ team
  • Provide organizational, planning and detailed support on upcoming events
  • Serve as the focal point of contact for external consultants
  • Provide executive assistance to the Office of the President
  • Assist in the preparation of New Strategic Plan document
  • Provide technical assistance in the use of SharePoint, Office 365, and Workplace across country offices
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly engagements with management teams
  • Assist in reviewing financial forecast and conducting risk assessments for the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Impeccable writing skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • Curiosity, creativity, and fearlessness in contributing new and bold ideas
  • A willingness to fail fast and forward while respecting and valuing input from a global and diverse team
  • Ability and willingness to work in a startup culture that may require fluidity in roles from week to week

How to Apply:
Send resume/CV and cover letter (indicating preference for part-time or full-time placement), and contact information for three references to: | Include “Operations (Intern)” in the Subject Line

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

No calls, please. If you have not received a response from us in two weeks, you should assume that your application was not successful on this occasion.

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