Policy Analyst Food Security and Malnutrition Intern

World Vision USA

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 21, 2024

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Remote within the US - Policy Analyst Food Security and Malnutrition Intern

 Summer 2024

World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where they can learn, grow, and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential, and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development, and advocacy organisations in the world.

BEFORE APPLYING, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Able to commit to at least 24 hours per week for the entire internship period: 20 May – 16 August. 
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Be physically located in one of the following states where WVI is registered as an employer: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within 2 years).
  • Adhere to World Vision International’s Christian Statement of Faith.
  • Willingness to use own electronic devices for internship purposes, and disposition to let WVI install endpoint security software on those devices.


  • Stipend: All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $800
  • Hours: Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (24-40 hours/week)
  • Internship Location: Remote within the US (see eligible states above).
  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Global Health, Public Policy, Agriculture, Food Security, Economics, Nutrition, or related fields.


The Policy Team in the global Advocacy and External Engagement Team leads World Vision's global policy work and provides thought leadership for policy and advocacy influencing. Our objective is to change policies at the global level so that they are more just and conducive to the services needed for children. Our team helps create international legal frameworks that can help national offices influence national policies and ensure that they ensure justice for children and generate better education, health, and protection services for children.

Our current global ENOUGH campaign works with all our supporters and partners and leverages our expertise by making children visible in global and national statistics around hunger and nutrition, to drive real change in the places where children are receiving food support—emergency

food assistance programmes, school meals, and community health services—and lead global efforts to get more and better aid invested in ending child hunger and malnutrition.

We believe there is ENOUGH in this world for every child, no matter where they live, or the crises they face, to have the nourishing food they need to thrive and for families to be more resilient. God provided us with an abundant planet that has ENOUGH to feed every child well.

The Opportunity 

As a Policy Analyst Food Security and Malnutrition Intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply policy analysis skills and distill policy asks tailored to different specific audiences.
  • Gain experience with policy analysis frameworks and policy briefs.
  • Learn how to assess needs for capacity development and develop materials for adult learning and capacity building.
  • Gain knowledge of the problem and solutions related to addressing malnutrition of children.
  • Work in the largest emergency hunger response we have ever undertaken, helping 22 million people in 28 countries.
  • Access weekly professional development programming delivered by WV People and Culture.
  • Be surrounded by people who motivate and inspire you.
  • Make a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Support policy analysis of national and international policies relevant to ENOUGH Global Campaign implementation.
  • Map and develop new resources to help Field Offices (FO) develop and implement national ENOUGH Campaigns.
  • Draft policy documents and briefings.
  • Review commitments governments have made in the area of school meals, nutrition, and food security for children under five.
  • Support regular meetings of the World Vision Global Advocacy Working Group on ENOUGH.

Essential qualities for this role:

  • You have knowledge in the areas of food security and malnutrition.
  • You have experience with written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey complex information appropriately to audiences with different cultural backgrounds.
  • You have solid analytical skills and the ability to digest large volumes of information into concise papers and documents.
  • You can handle obstacles, build confidence, and achieve success in work-related projects.
  • You are willing to learn new skills and you are committed to your professional growth and development.
  • You are passionate about using your God-given talents to positively impact the world.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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