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Global Women in Management (GWIM) Intern

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Date: 24-May-2018

Location: US

Company: Plan International


Plan International USA (Plan) is part of a global organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners to:


  • Empower children, young people, and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels through our reach, experience, and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.


We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality, and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued, and respected in their own community and beyond. We support these rights from birth to adulthood, working to ensure that girls and boys know their rights and have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.


In 2016, Plan was active in 71 countries, and our programs reached more than 32 million children, directly impacting almost 70 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Program activities ranged from training health care workers and constructing health care facilities, to setting up water systems and building latrines, to working with children and families to improve early childhood care and development practices and outcomes.  For more information visit,

As a leading global child rights organization, Plan International USA recognizes that achieving a brighter and healthier future for all children and their communities, requires investments in women as leaders, roles models and decision makers. To this end, Plan established the WomenLead Institute (WLI). Through the acquisition of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in 2012, Plan attained 40 years of expertise in strengthening women’s leadership, management and technical competencies. Building on this strong foundation, WLI’s core mission is to enhance women’s confidence, capacity and agency to fuel greater representation and impact of women in leadership positions across all sectors and institutions, with a focus on developing countries.


WLI conducts workshops throughout the year that address the needs of grassroots NGO women leaders. One such workshop is the Global Women in Management (GWIM) program, which strengthens women’s program management and leadership abilities to create positive and sustainable changes at all levels of society—personal, organizational, community and national. The intern’s primary work is to assist Plan staff to implement this 4-week workshop in Washington, DC.



The candidate should be working toward or hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in international studies, political science, international development or education, African or Asian or Latin American studies, sociology, public health, management, or other area of relevant study. Strong writing skills, attention to detail and flexibility are important.  The candidate should have proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and other Microsoft applications.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Prior to workshop, draft participant profiles (background statements about participants and their institutions) using information extracted from workshop applications and participants’ CVs.
  • Assist Plan staff in workshop preparation several days before workshop begins.Attend and document all training sessions.  Laptop will be provided.
  • Draft final workshop report.
  • Provide assistance to workshop facilitators with materials and equipment before, during and after training sessions.
  • Assist in preparing and hosting of receptions and other special events during a workshop (including some evening events).
  • Maintain the training room by organizing and preparing flip charts for facilitators, writing the following day’s schedule, arranging chairs/tables, etc.
  • Set up and maintain files for each workshop session that includes all session design, handouts, intern’s notes, evaluation forms and analyses.
  • Coordinate distribution, collection and analysis of session evaluations with participant evaluation teams; analyze session and overall workshop evaluations.
  • Accompany participants on Saturday tours, outside institutional visits, field trips and residential week in Annapolis, MD. (accommodation, meals and transportation will be covered by Plan.)
  • Other responsibilities relating to training programs as assigned by WomenLead Institute team.


Experience you will gain:

  • Self-development through exposure to women’s leadership and capacity-building program;
  • Exposure to participatory training methodology;
  • Linkages with leading institutions and participants to share experiences and develop suitable solutions to strengthen gender equity in development.
  • This is a paid internship

Plan International USA has two offices, located in Washington, DC and Warwick, Rhode Island. It is part of the global federation, Plan International, which is comprised of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and 51 country offices. Plan International USA is registered 501(c) (3) and has an independent Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA also participate in global federation governance through membership on the federation’s Members’ Assembly and International Board. 


The Plan USA Program Team works in direct partnership with the Regional and Country Office staff contributing expertise in business development, program design and implementation. The Program Team helps to manage, monitor and evaluate all US-funded programs, as well as reporting back to donors on the progress of program initiatives.


We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions:  Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.


We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.


Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.


Plan International is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other classification protected by law.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.