Internship - Government Partnerships Intern
World Food Programme, United Kingdom
Closing Date for Applications:
- The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill a Government Partnerships intern position in our London Office.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Government Partnership Officer, the candidate will be assisting the Public Partnerships and Resourcing Division's (PPR) London Office with the following key duties:
- Provide support/overflow assistance in managing relationships with the United Kingdom resource partners managed from the London Office.
- Assist with research and information-gathering in response to United Kingdom Donor queries.
- Assist in preparing documents, including correspondence and funding materials, for the Government Partnerships Officer (GPO) and the Head of the WFP London Office.
- Assist in the organization of meetings, events and field trips with United Kingdom resource partners.
- Assist in providing information specific to the United Kingdom in preparation for Executive Board and other meetings.
- Follow closely political developments in the United Kingdom, assess their impact on WFP, and alert GPO and the team leader accordingly.
- Assist in monitoring and conducting analysis of significant development cooperation policy themes within United Kingdom to link to their strategic partnership with WFP (e.g. nutrition, climate change and school feeding etc.),
- Participate in all aspects of team activities, including weekly and strategic meetings.
- Perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics or another relevant field;
- Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study;
- Have attended courses in the last 12 months;
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Fluency in English