Executive/Administrative Intern

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: USA - Washington, DC


About RI: 

Relief  International  is  a  leading  nonprofit  organization  working  in  roughly  20  countries  to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance  dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach —which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary

The Intern would assist the Executive/Administrative Assistant with tasks related to the Executive Office and general office administrative tasks.

Relief International is looking for an intern to start as soon as possible. The intern would be unpaid, but RI offers a travel stipend and academic credit, if applicable.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

This role is ideal for someone who wishes to gain experience in NGO management and see the “business” side of things.

Assist the Executive/Administrative Assistant in tasks such as:

  • Board Outreach
  • Gathering meeting materials
  • Procurement/Logistics
  • Scheduling
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Recording meeting minutes
  • Ordering supplies
  • Office organization
  • Finance and Accounting related matters
  • Keeping track of RI’s legal status in various locations

Qualifications & requirements: 

  • 15-20 hours a week preferred. Schedule is flexible.
  • Ability and willingness to handle office support work
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and carefully review work for accuracy; strong attention to detail is required.  
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions

Salary: Unpaid internship; monthly transportation stipend and academic credit available

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness

  • Transparency and Accountability

  • Agility and Innovation

  • Collaboration

  • Sustainability




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