The deadline for the 2013 Internship Program applications is February 28, 2013.
Since 1998, IOCC has offered an internship program to undergraduates and recent college graduates interested in careers in international relief and development. The IOCC Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to the operations of an Orthodox Christian international humanitarian aid and development organization.
IOCC Internship Program in 2013
IOCC internships typically require a 10 to 12 week full-time commitment during the months of May – September. In 2013 we are currently offering 2-3 opportunities for US-based interns, but there is a possibility for an overseas internship that would be posted by the end of February. Current US Internship possibilities are:
- Finance intern at our Baltimore headquarters;
- Communications intern at our Baltimore headquarters;
- US Program intern at our Minneapolis field office with travel to home build sites in New Orleans, Houston, Minot, ND, and NY/NJ area.
US-based interns in 2013 will receive a stipend, BUT will need to find their own housing in the Baltimore area or Minneapolis area.
While a detailed plan for each intern will be developed based on the educational objectives of the intern and the departmental needs of their assignment, general requirements and duties for the respective interns are highlighted below.
Finance Intern, Baltimore Headquarters – Degree candidate or graduate in business or accounting (or related field) who will gain a better understanding of proper documentation of accounting transactions in a not-for-profit organization, participate in project documentation in agreement with MOU’s, Donor reporting requirements, etc. and assist in the design of finance training for field staff.
Communication Intern, Baltimore Headquarters – Degree candidate or graduate in communications or related field, with an emphasis on visual communication (photography/videography), who will assist in refining the IOCC visual reference library which chronicles through pictures and video/DVD the 20 year history of IOCC’s worldwide humanitarian work.
US Program Intern, Minneapolis Field Office – Degree candidate or graduate in any of the social science disciplines who will assist in successfully managing IOCC Orthodox Action Teams doing home builds in New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis, NY/NJ, and Minot this summer, as well as assisting to identify and write grants to expand the IOCC US Program.
Selected interns will receive a general orientation at IOCC’s Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland before commencing their assignment. A dedicated IOCC field staff person will be responsible for overseeing the intern’s work and be his/her supervisor and mentor throughout the internship. Upon the conclusion of the internship, a comprehensive evaluation of the intern will be completed by the intern’s supervisor, along with an evaluation from the intern regarding his/her experience.
Check back between now and Feb. 28 for information about a possible overseas internship
The application deadline will be February 28, 2013. After the application deadline, applications will be reviewed by IOCC. Emphasis will be given to those with relevant experience and skills, and expressed interest in humanitarian work. In March, interviews will be conducted with a narrowed pool of selected applicants. A final decision will be made by March 15 and intern applicants will be notified.
Undergraduate, recent college graduates, or advance degree students or graduates who are residents in America, 18 years of age or older.
1. Please download and complete the internship application form.
2. Submit your completed internship application packet, including:
- Completed Internship Application Form
- Current resume
- A writing sample (five pages or less on any subject)
- One letter of recommendation
To IOCC by no later than February 28, 2013, in one of the following ways:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (with "IOCC Internship" in the subject line)
Mail: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Attn: Internship Program
110 West Road, Suite 360
Baltimore, MD 21204
3. Have a certified transcript sent from your school to IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities, Attn: Internship Program, 110 West Road, Suite 360, Baltimore, MD 21204) by the deadline of February 28, 2013.