Thursday, January 21, 2016

ICF International Paid Summer Internship

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, identifying and supporting pathways out of poverty and career ladders, or breaking ground on any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.
We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
Job Description:
ICF International is hiring a summer intern to support our Family Self-Sufficiency Line of Business. FSS is a Line of Business within the Health Education and Social Programs’ Community and Social Programs Division. The Family Self-Sufficiency Line of Business works with public, private, and community based organizations to help vulnerable families and individuals achieve economic and social stability by building knowledge, improving skills and applying evidence-based practices. Our professional, collegial, and intellectually supportive environment empowers staff to pursue work in the issues and causes that matter most to them. 
The FSS Line of Business seeks a Summer Technical Assistance/Training Intern.  This position will support a team of project managers and staff working on a wide array of LOB priorities.  The opportunity is available to current undergraduate underclassmen (current freshmen and sophomores) with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  The internship is 10-12 weeks (June-August 2015) for 30-40 hours each week, under the supervision of our Fairfax, VA office. 


Key Responsibilities:

The Summer Technical Assistance/Training Intern will immediately begin advancing LOB priorities through support to various projects and teams.  Areas of responsibility include:
  • Support project managers and task leads in virtual technical assistance (Webinars, online learning)
  • Draft newsletter, Web site, and other content
  • Participate in data entry and analysis
  • Provide logistics and meeting management support (materials, registration, A/V support, participant engagement and support, other duties as assigned)
  • Transcribe and summarize training and technical assistance events, client meetings, and other engagements (includes flip charting, meeting evaluations and session notes)
  • Provide help desk support to various LOB-managed Clearinghouses.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program in the social sciences as a current freshman or sophomore.
  • Proficient with preparing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint products.
  • Interest in vulnerable populations, poverty, education.
  • Ability to travel to DC area meetings, as requested.   
  • Experience in social media tools and development
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in graphics, infographics, and/or data communication tools (charts, flowcharts, logic models)
  • Experience in logistics support, meeting management, event coordination (paid or unpaid)
  • Experience with diverse client/customer communications
Professional Skills
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including experience with developing presentations.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

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