IOCC 2016 Internship Opportunity

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 2016

IOCC internships typically require a 10 to 12 week full-time commitment during the months of May – September. In 2016 there will be three opportunities for IOCC interns; two in the US and one in Greece, as follows:

  • Development Intern at our Baltimore (Towson), MD International Headquarters;
  • US Program intern at our Minneapolis field office with some travel to home build sites in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Columbia, SC;
  • Program intern for Greece based in Athens, GREECE.

All interns will receive stipends. The Minneapolis and Baltimore interns will be responsible for their own housing. The intern in Greece will also receive housing.

A detailed plan for each intern will be developed based on the educational objectives of the intern and the needs of each field office prior to placement but below are general descriptions:

Development Intern, Baltimore Headquarters – Degree candidate or graduate in any field who will assist IOCC Outreach staff in managing current volunteers, cultivating new volunteers, and researching new engagement opportunities for IOCC constituents. Intern will also assist in database management, including inputting constituent information, updating volunteer status information, and exporting data in Raiser's Edge database software.

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, Oklahoma City and Columbia, SC this summer, as well as assisting with the national Serv-X-treme! Youth Leadership Conference in Minneapolis and the IOCC Frontline Conference in Chicago. The intern will also work to identify and assist to write grants to expand the IOCC US Program.

Program/Communications Intern, Athens, GREECE – Degree candidate or graduate in communications, journalism, or related field, fluent in written and spoken Greek, who will write weekly beneficiary stories on IOCC's work in Greece. The intern will also assist IOCC's local partner, Apostoli, in implementing projects, from editing reports and proposals, collecting beneficiary data, to packing and distributing food parcels.

Timeline

The application deadline will be February 29, 2016. 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 25, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate, recent college graduates, or advance degree students or graduates who are residents in America, 18 years of age or older.

Application Process

1. Please download and complete the internship application form.

2. Submit your completed internship application packet, including:

  • Completed Internship Application Form
  • Official College Transcript(s)
  • A writing sample (five pages or less on any subject)
  • Two letters of recommendation

To IOCC, by no later than FEBRUARY 29, 2016 in one of the following ways:

  • E-mail: relief@iocc.org (with "IOCC Internship" in the subject line)
  • Fax: 410-243-9824
  • Mail: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
    Attn: Internship Program
    110 West Road, Suite 360
    Baltimore, MD 21204

 
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