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Human Relief Foundation



Job Title

International Programmes Intern

Reports to

International Programmes Department

Direct Management Responsibility


Job location

2 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1QB

Employment status

Intern (Voluntary)

Pay (Stipend)

Expenses (£15 / 8 hours)

Time frame

3-6 months

Working hours

Monday – Friday (Flexible - min 16 hours/wk.)

Start date: First week of June


Focus:  Reviewing present project reports; assistance in project proposal writing; management of database entry for reporting; policy research; proofreading (editing and writing); project cycle documentation.


  • Assisting the International Programmes Department in developing project proposals for humanitarian and development activities (brainstorming, research, proofreading, editing, writing etc.)

  • Liaising with International Programmes Department and country offices in developing project proposals

  • Maintaining and updating HRF`s donor mapping (database of all institutional donors, trust and foundation prospects and result)

  • Providing support in the maintenance of programme records and documentation throughout the project cycle

  • Identifying lessons learnt and best practices for future proposals and projects

  • General assistance duties during meetings, talks, lectures and workshops (keeping minutes, following up on tasks, travel arrangements, and office duties)

  • Shadowing Programmes Department, engaging in and networking with partners, UN agencies, Field Offices, NGOs and other organisations as well as representatives from the community and state level

  • Understanding and knowledge of international development and humanitarian affairs Knowledge of the Middle East, North or East Africa;

  • Understanding of the political environment in these regions and current humanitarian efforts



  • Educated to degree level (including current undergraduate or postgraduate students)

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • Ability to plan and prioritise

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English (grammar in particular)

  • Proven administrative skills and excellent attention to detail

  • Proven computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

  • Creative and confident self-starter with ambition, vision and drive to achieve targets


  • Postgraduate student with specialisations in political science, peace studies (international development, conflict resolution), business administration and management, environmental sciences and management.

  • Previous experience or knowledge in proposal writing.

  • Ability to speak one of the following languages; French, German, Arabic, or Kiswahili


The deadline for the application is the 22nd of May and if you feel this internship is perfect for you, send an email with your resume to HRF`s desk officer:

Thank you for your interest in Human Relief Foundation.

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