Save the Children internship


The role

Save the Children is looking to engage an intern to support its Program Quality and Development unit in implementing its regional Program on Youth and Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa region. The intern will report to the Technical Manager youth and civil society.

About the Program

The Youth and Civil Society is a regional program that aims to strengthen civil society actors to promote young people’s voice and participation at local and regional level in Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. This is a multi-location, multi-sector program with a focus on youth and civil society strengthening. The program is regional in nature, and it is implemented both directly and with local partners.

What this role can offer to the intern

This is paid internship with a health care insurance.

We also offer the opportunity to:

  • Learn the ins and outs of global humanitarian and development work.
  • Gain exposure to a full range of non-profit management issues.
  • Grow your network of professional contacts.
  • Be mentored and coached by senior staff.
  • Live an exciting and rewarding professional experience.
The role holder will play a representational role, and should expect to represent Save the Children in external meetings with the UN, donors and other stakeholders, as needed.

Qualifications and experience

• BA or MA (completed or in progress) in international relations, conflict resolution, gender studies, Middle East studies, Political science, international development, or a related field.
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in English .
• Computer proficiency.
• Interest in youth civic engagement
• Familiarity with the MENA context
• Ability to live in Amman
• Comfort in cross-cultural contexts.

Curious and passionate about making a real difference
• Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and willing to take on tasks small and large.
• Prior international or cross-cultural experience.

Contract length: 5 months.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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