Program Intern-Female Only

at Mercy Corps Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 3, 2020
Category Economics
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


INTERNSHIP TITLE: Program Intern-Female Only


INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Any Mercy Corps head or field office in Ethiopia




INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: (Technical supervisor) Relevant Program Manager and (Administrative supervisor) Director of Program or Director of Humanitarian Response and Durable Solutions



Intern responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:

  • Transport from/to office
  • Medical and any other insurance



Mercy Corps Ethiopia seeks enthusiastic, intelligent and ambitious graduates and post-graduates who are passionate about international development. This position will provide the intern an opportunity to develop their professional skills and expand their knowledge of humanitarian and development programming while supporting the country program towards rigorous learning and integrated programming.


The intern will be provided with technical guidance and coaching and professional skills from a mentor. At the beginning of the internship period, the intern will receive orientation on Mercy Corps’ mission, vision, strategy and programming. S/he will work with her mentor on professional skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals; s/he will also work with the relevant Program Manager (supervisor) on technical skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals.


At the end of the internship period, the combined professional and technical skills development plan will be the milestones against which the internship will be evaluated and will be the basis of a strong recommendation letter for future employment.  The intern will also be interviewed to assess the degree to which the internship period helped her to achieve her professional goals.





By the end of the internship, the intern will have developed the following knowledge and experience:

·         Understanding of the basics of program implementation and support, including specific technical areas

·         Understanding of new program development, including the proposal development process

·         Knowledge of soft skills required to professional success in an increasingly competitive market

·         Increased self-awareness, confidence and assertiveness


Job Requirements


Minimum academic score of 2.75

Completed courses in international development, management, business administration or field related to social sciences with minimum score of 2.75

One letter of recommendation from a professor on the candidate’s academic performance

One letter of recommendation from a non-family member on the candidate’s personal integrity and sense of responsibility.


LIVING CONDITIONS: The internship should be based out of the intern’s home location.


Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


Applying Instructions


Candidates interested in this internship should submit a resume and a statement of interest.  In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences related relevant to the projects outlined.  You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to policy and advocacy, humanitarian aid, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests. Your application will be reviewed by the hiring team within 3 weeks of submission and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews. All applicants will receive notification once a decision has been made.


Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

Mercy Corps Recruiter (Please mention the position specifically that you apply for)

Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33  , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225   

Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974


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