Save the Children

Outline of the organisation

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Together with Save the Children members worldwide, it helps children in 120 countries, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more.

Positions available

Save the Children supports a year-round internship program organised around the academic calendar. It offers a variety of unpaid semester internship positions that provide a unique opportunity for experience and expansion of knowledge in the non-profit world. Interns have the chance to work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member to help guide their development of skills within their chosen field. Their work focuses on the advancement of important strategic projects.

Internship positions are available in the Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington DC, and Kentucky offices. Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week and a maximum of 40 hours a week.


  • Candidates must be an actively enrolled undergraduate or graduate student;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States; and
  • Candidates must be able to receive credit from their college or institution. A minimum requirement is a letter from a professor supporting the candidate (this is only needed when an internship is offered).

Application process

Internship periods:

  • Fall semester: September-December (opportunities posted 1 July)
  • Spring semester: January-May (opportunities posted 1 October)
  • Summer semester: June-August (opportunities posted 1 February)

Internships are advertised on the following website as and when they become available here.