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Global Support Intern

American Refugee Committee


Organization Summary:


ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.
Every person who participates in an ARC program or project will have a better chance to take control of their life and achieve self sufficiency.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: International Services
Category: Administration Support Services Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Business Hours 

Primary Duties:

INTERN POSITION TITLE:  Global Support Intern

HQ DEPARTMENT: Global Support
REPORTS TO: Global Support Manager
LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT: 3 months with the possibility to extend to 6 months
START DATE: August 2017
NUMBER OF HOURS/WEEK: 16-20 hours per week (unpaid)
Apply by or before August 18, 2017
The Global Support (GS) team focuses on meeting and exceeding ARC’s vision and mission through innovation, collaboration and disciplined attention to program outcomes. The team rigorously implements ARC’s shared vision of ensuring that every person who participates in an ARC-supported program has a better chance of taking control of his or her life and achieving self-sufficiency.  We accomplish this by working in partnership with refugees and internally displaced people to design and deliver high quality, long lasting programs.
To support the Global Support team, to make progress on long-term projects aimed at improving the unit’s capacity, and to assist with routine grant acquisition and management tasks.
  • Assist with a range of grant management tasks including but not limited to:
  • Proof-reading documents for formatting and content
  • Supporting review of grant supported program reports and other donor obligations
  • Attend weekly meetings with Global Support staff to set individual work priorities
  • Provide administrative support for a range of management tasks (such as filing, data entry, field staff to HQ visits, arranging teleconferenced meetings, taking meeting minutes, etc.)
  • Contribute to a number of long-term projects that will assist in efficiency and capacity, which may include:
  • Draft past performance statements and organize resources on past performance for reference.
  • Update and develop the Program Management Toolbox
  • Contribute to the updating of the Field Operations Manual
  • Format/edit guidance notes on key areas of compliance and operations.
  • As needed, assist Global Support staff in grant acquisition activities
  • Other items as needed and directed



  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) required, graduate degree preferred
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Ability to dedicate 16-20 hours per week, during the business day, ability to keep regular weekly hours preferred
  • Familiarity and/or interest in international development and/or humanitarian assistance
  • Must be able represent ARC in a highly professional manner
  • Detail oriented, ability to stay focused and engaged in repetitive tasks as well as tasks requiring critical thinking and analysis
  • Strong communications skills and ability to follow through short term and long term projects, while communicating progress to the team
  • Ability to utilize email system as a main source of task delegation
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel; ability to navigate complex worksheets and graphs
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to focus in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a small team
  • Prior experience working in developing countries desirable
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work with multi-national staff
  • IT/computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office applications
American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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