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Crisis Response Internship in FHI 360 in United States

Crisis Response Internship in FHI 360 in United States

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FHI 360 calls application for Crisis Response Internship in Washington DC, United States.

The successful candidate will be exposed to topics in humanitarian assistance – including Essential Health programming in emergencies, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming (WASH) in emergencies, Protection and Gender considerations, and Essential Nutrition programming in humanitarian contexts. The internship will be carried out under the supervision of highly experienced senior staff member(s) of the team and will provide sufficient coaching and exposure to the subject matter.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Identify relevant toolkit content and support Health and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisors in developing and revisiting most appropriate sections for FHI360 use.
  • Elaborate and support the build-out of the online architecture by clustering relevant technical data (WASH and Health) and filtering the content according to the agreed parameters and content indicators.
  • Work closely with the Digital Team to materialize the content upload, ensure all data is properly reflecting internal and external resources including the hyperlinks and relevant attachments.
  • Assist in online toolkit demo version roll-out and presentation.
  • Support the Crisis Response Department in maintaining the Crisis Watchlist and relevant analytical information on donor trends, funding, etc.
  • Provide rigorous search and content on key data and variables as defined by the team (e.g. funding thresholds, donor trends, donor strategies, etc).
  • Support the Associate Technical Director in producing a robust document – “Watchlist” that will guide internal decision-making on investment, project start-ups, etc.

Learning Elements

From this Crisis Response Internship, interns will gain practical experience to supplement academic studies by:

  • Working with a global organization that has experience in development and humanitarian programs.
  • Working within a humanitarian team and learning about the practicalities of operating in this field.
  • How to present information visually for decision making in crisis situations and what are the global indicators that most of the organizations consider for that matter.
  • Support the HQ level of building out online resources for field practitioners (identify key sectoral guidance, standards, tools, etc).


  • Associate’s Degree or it’s International Equivalent in a Related Field
  • The graduate-level student with a focus on humanitarian assistance programming, Conflict, and Peace-building, or International Development, preferred.
  • Experience in conducting basic analytical search and review of policy and programmatic documents
  • Ability to synthesize complex papers and proven experience of developing succinct summaries of the tools, methodologies, evaluations, etc.
  • Interest in emergency and humanitarian assistance and hands-on experience of diving into more detailed subject areas preferably related to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene or Public Health/ Essential Health Services.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have been exposed to a non-profit emergency and humanitarian assistance work and possesses an understanding of how humanitarian architecture operates globally.

FHI 360

FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a non-profitable humanitarian organization with headquarter in North Carolina. Since its establishment in 1971, it has been serving more than 70 countries to upgrade health standards. Basically, this organization works to prevent several infectious and chronic diseases. However, it has been fighting to prevent HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, etc since its first day of operation.


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