Grants Unit Intern, International Advocacy Resource Center

Department: International Programs
Hours: Part-time or Full-time
Potential Start Date: June 1, 2015
Duration: 3mo-1yr
Compensation: Hourly wage
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been designated as one of five coordinating partners for Michael R. Bloomberg’s Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in low and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. As part of this initiative, the Campaign has established a global advocacy resource center to provide accurate public information about tobacco use and effective tobacco control interventions and to assist advocates with resources and technical assistance to achieve policy change. The Campaign closely collaborates with the Bloomberg Initiative partners: the World Health Organization, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and CDC Foundation.

The Grants Unit Intern will serve as temporary member of the fast-paced, results-oriented international grants unit.    The Intern is responsible for working with the International Grants Unit staff on programmatic, financial and administrative assistance for our large portfolio of grants to non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups and governmental agencies around the world.  This position requires great attention to detail, excellent communication and writing skills, patience and an interest in public health issues and advocacy strategies.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide assistance to Grants Unit Program Officers and Financial Officers reviewing international grant project documents
  • Review and document status of  narrative and financial grant reports
  • Produce compilations of grant activities, grantee success stories and lessons learned
  • Produce analyses of narrative and financial reports from grantees
  • Other support for Grants Unit or Grantee events as requested by the Director or Associate Director of the International Grants Unit

Skills Required: 

  • Experience working in an international grant-making organization, international NGO or working on public interest advocacy campaigns.
  • Familiarity with financial reviews and grant compliance
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language(s) strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; Excel; grantee database skills a plus.
  • Graduate degree preferred; public health, public policy, international development or related degree with international focus preferred.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages). Please include your availability and potential start date in your cover letter.

Email all application materials to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please include this code: Grants 09-5600

No phone calls, please.


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