Paid Internships / Program Associates

July - December 2024

An internship at SID-US is an invaluable opportunity for young people interested in pursuing a career in international development. As a Program Associate, you will engage with many professionals and organizations working in international development – perhaps even your future employer. 


  • Perform general administrative duties (including answering general inquiries, managing phone and voicemail lines, drafting correspondence, etc.)  
  • Work closely with our staff to do the following: 
  • Assist with program development, planning, and logistics for SID-US events and programs
  • Assist with planning for SID-US’s Annual Events (Career Fair, Annual Conference, Annual Dinner) 
  • Write event summaries to be published on our website 
  • Develop outreach and marketing materials 
  • Support the SID-US staff in providing deliverables for the SID-US' Board of Directors' committees 
  • Assist with various communications initiatives including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and website maintenance  


  • Academic and/or work experience in international development; international relations; communications and/or event planning preferred  
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, pay meticulous attention to detail, and work well on a small team  
  • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently, while also being receptive to direction  
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment and retain an optimistic outlook under pressure  
  • Strong commitment to international development
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills  
  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with social media management, including scheduling and planning platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and HTML a plus  
  • Ability to work with consideration towards course scheduling. SID-US requires a minimum of 25 hours per week. 

The SID-US office follows a hybrid work format, and team members typically work in person at least once a week. Interested candidates outside of the Washington, DC area are still encouraged to apply if willing to relocate for this opportunity. On occasion, SID-US is open to remote interns based on the applicants experience and availability.

This paid internship will run from July to December 2024 and exact start and end dates for the internship are negotiable. Additionally, the SID-US staff is committed to helping dedicated individuals find jobs, build their resumes, and develop skills critical to future success in the professional sphere.