Intern Opportunities

Why Intern at Save the Children?

  • Structured program with orientation and weekly learning opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Social and professional development opportunities
  • Promotes academic, career, and personal development
  • Mentoring

What Our Interns Say

Sarah Wakeen

"I've been an intern providing support for our International Operations department for seven months. What has really made an impression on me is how intelligent and passionate my colleagues are about what they do; it's incredibly motivating." - Sarah Wakeen

Do you want to make a difference for kids?

Explore internships at Save the Children

Save the Children offers a number of unpaid internship positions in our Fairfield, CT and Washington DC offices as well as in some of our U.S. Field Offices. Internships are offered throughout the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns will have the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member, within a specific department, to expand their knowledge of the humanitarian aid, non-profit industry, while at the same time develop skills and experience in their chosen field or career. Their work is focused on advancing important projects such as: program and policy research, internet and social media projects, communications and campaigns, and fundraising.

We require that interns work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week with a maximum of 38 hours per week. Internships are unpaid and we do not offer housing arrangements.


  1. Candidates must be an actively enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  3. 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.

How to Apply

  1. Interested applicants should check our website regularly for current intern opportunities and apply directly online.
  2. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.

PLEASE NOTE: An individual who is not enrolled as a student may apply to an internship but will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not an intern.

View Internship (PDF)

Internship Periods

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Internship Dates

January to May

June to August

September to December

Opportunities Posted




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