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Intern, International Grants (Paid)

Sep 23, 2020

Position: International Grants Internship 
Employer: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Department: International Grants 
Hours: Up to 29 hours per week (15 hours weekly projected average)
Potential Start Date: November 1, 2020
Duration: February 28, 2021
Compensation: Hourly wage
Location: Washington, D.C.

Duration of Assignment:   Beginning: 11/1/20   Ending: 2/28/2021
Note:  Intern can work up to 29 hours weekly. Work cannot exceed more than 980 hours a year. 

Job Description

The Grants Unit Intern will serve as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented international grants team.  The Intern is responsible for working with the International Grants Unit staff on programmatic, financial, and administrative assignments for our large portfolio of grants to non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups, and governmental agencies around the world.  This position (up to 29 hours per week) 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 Program and Financial Officers reviewing international grant project documents
  • Review and document status of narrative and financial grant reports
  • Produce analyses of narrative and financial reports from grantees
  • Other support for Grants Unit or Grantee events as requested by the Associate Director of International Grants and Contracts, or Vice President, Global Operations

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.
  • Intermediate use of Microsoft Office; Excel; Fluxx database skills a plus, and
  • Graduate degree preferred; public health, public policy, international development or related degree with international focus preferred.


  • Must be located in the greater DMV area.
  • Must have a personal laptop or desktop.

How to Apply

To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (1-3 pages).  Also, please include your availability and potential start date in your cover letter. Please apply to: Reference the position code: Internship IGP: 09 in the subject line of your email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. 
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from second-hand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.