The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Oxfam America, PSD Corporate Research Intern

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This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  


Organization Name: Oxfam America

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Boston

Sector: Non-Profit

Start Date: Fall

Wage or benefits: N/A 

Time Commitment: 35 hours per week

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: English, History, Political Science, International Relations or related fields.

Application Deadline: Rolling

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Brief Description of the organization:

Oxfam America (OA) established the Private Sector Department (PSD) in order to channel the creativity, resources, and influence of the private sector to pro-poor ends.  As a rare global development organization with private sector capacity, OA is a leader in corporate campaigning, innovative collaborations, and pro-poor private sector development. The department also supports private sector engagement on the following OA campaigns and advocacy priorities:  inequality, accountable development finance, rights in crisis, economic justice, and aid effectiveness.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

PSD provides internship opportunities to give students the unique opportunity to gain real world experience by working at our Global Headquarters in Boston, in the areas of development, human rights, corporate responsibility and international law. Interns will research, screen, and analyze potential corporate, foundation, and government donors and partners, as well as assist coordination of the Oxfam America Ethical Screening Team, including coordinating with the Institutional Support Department (ISD), Public Engagement and PSD Directors. Interns will also provide ad hoc research on corporations as needed for the Private Sector Department. Applicants must be pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, have excellent research skills, proficiency with MS Office suite, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and under pressure, and eager to take on challenges and work as part of a team. Applicants with prior experience working in a non-profit and knowledge of the field of international development, humanitarian and human rights are preferred. Interns must be receiving school credit or a stipend.

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