About Us



Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Together with Save the Children members worldwide, we help children in 120 countries, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more.

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves -- a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and care when disaster strikes. We save children's lives.

Save the Children is committed to conducting our programs and operations in a manner that keeps children safe and protects them from harm. We insist on 100% accountability for safeguarding the children we are privileged enough to serve. All Save the Children representatives—including employees, board members, partners and volunteers—are expected to conduct themselves according to this commitment. We have clear procedures to prevent, report and respond to any risks to children.

No matter the challenge, we always put children first in everything we do. Ensuring their safety and well-being is a promise we make to them and our supporters alike.


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Working With Us



Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Learn about career opportunities at Save the Children.

Save the Children can offer you the chance to have a career alongside focused, inspiring people and play an important part in ensuring we keep our promises to children. Our work is both ambitious and challenging, delivering real results for vulnerable children and their families.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with a staff of more than 14,000 people working in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Having a job with an NGO in the non profit sector isn't charity - it's investing in children's futures and empowering families to support themselves.

Our U.S.-based workforce of approximately 1000 people is split into three main areas:

U.S. Headquarters Positions

Headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut with a major office in Washington D.C., our staff is a diverse group of people working in a variety of specialties including program and policy work, marketing and communications, resource development, finance, human resources, and information services.

U.S. Field-Based Positions

Save the Children runs and coordinates programs for children and families in 29 states across the country. Our field-based positions work with local and national partners to implement programs in Early Childhood and Education, Literacy, Nutrition and Exercise.

International Field-Based Positions

Our U.S. headquarters also recruits a limited number of qualified individuals to support field-based programs in a variety of International locations. In addition Save the Children International and 30 national Save the Children organizations around the world also recruit for positions overseas.


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Benefits and Learning



Save the Children offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits program to help meet our employees' needs for health care, retirement and a positive work-life balance. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, family leave days and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions

Leadership and Development Opportunities

Save the Children believes in the power of education, not only for children, but for our employees as well. The LEARN at Save program offers many learning and development opportunities to improve skills, advance careers, and help our employees develop to their full potential. These opportunities include:

  • Structured new employee orientation
  • Formalized performance management review process
  • Manager Essential Series: A monthly seminar on managerial and organizational effectiveness offered to all employees
  • Monthly all-staff meetings on a broad range of topics, hosted by Carolyn Miles, Save the Children's CEO
  • A robust program of 'brown-bag' seminars hosted by International country directors and other experts in development and humanitarian aid
  • Structured Management Development Program for mid and senior level managers
  • Formalized management coaching program for mid- and senior-level managers
  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities and with the American Management Association
  • Language learning opportunities: more than 35 languages are offered through a fun and interactive e-learning platform


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Internships



Save the Children offers a number of unpaid internship positions in our Fairfield, CT and Washington DC offices as well as in some of our U.S. Field Offices. Internships are offered throughout the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns will have the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member, within a specific department, to expand their knowledge of the humanitarian aid, non-profit industry, while at the same time develop skills and experience in their chosen field or career. Their work is focused on advancing important projects such as: program and policy research, internet and social media projects, communications and campaigns, and fundraising.

We require that interns work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week with a maximum of 38 hours per week. Internships are unpaid and we do not offer housing arrangements.


Eligibility

  1. Candidates must be an actively enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  3. Candidates must be able to receive credit from their college or institution. A minimum requirement is a letter from a professor supporting the candidate. This is only needed when an internship is offered.

How to Apply

  1. Interested applicants should check our website regularly for current intern opportunities and apply directly online.
  2. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.

PLEASE NOTE: An individual who is not enrolled as a student may apply to an internship but will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not an intern.


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Volunteer



Save the Children volunteers are an important part of our organization. Working as one team, we create positive change for children.

Save the Children welcomes and encourages committed individuals to apply as volunteers for positions in our Fairfield, CT and Washington DC offices. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term to long-term assignments. They are offered in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, finance, fundraising, marketing and communications, public policy, and social media, as well as research and administrative work.

If you do not see a volunteer opening that matches your skills and interests, please feel free to submit an application for possible future openings, indicating your areas of interest and availability. Most volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 12-15 hours per week.


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