Program Associate at Internews Network


The Rooted in Trust project works to combat COVID-19 rumors and misinformation in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Philippines, Colombia, Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan. We work to create impact at the local level and inform approaches to rumor management at the global level. The project is supported by a Global Technical Advisory team made up of media, humanitarian, data science and information management experts. In Phase 1 of the project, we collected more than 19 thousand rumors in 14 languages and supported more than 30 local trusted information providers. In this critical phase of the pandemic, we will build on these efforts to listen and respond to the information challenges faced by vulnerable groups in humanitarian contexts, encouraging open dialogue between citizens and scientists and stronger and more collaborative partnerships between information providers (such as local media) and humanitarian and health sources.


The Program Associate is a vital extra set of hands to support the administration and management of the project. We’re looking for someone who is flexible, eager to learn, and open to taking on a variety of tasks – all designed to ensure smooth sailing for project activities. If you are interested in a humanitarian role with tangible outcomes, and the opportunity to work with a fun and creative team spread across the globe – this may be the opportunity for you!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Internews’ headquarters and global offices are closed or partially remote. Internews staff are currently working remotely until at least 1 July 2021. This is a remote-first position.

All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Assist in the design of a comprehensive onboarding process for new team members including sessions to orient them with project methodology, systems, and work platforms;
  • Organize regular peer-to-peer learning opportunities for team members to learn new skills from each other and the wider organization;
  • Oversee the project’s websites and ensure they are functioning and updated;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports/proposals;
  • Prepare correspondence and reports from meetings, conferences, and discussion panels;
  • Carry out research as assigned and in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives; and
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.



  • 1-3 years of project experience, including field experience OR relevant university degree
  • Experience working remotely to support diverse teams
  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • Superior analytical and writing ability for proposal development
  • Proven organization skills, with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize a shifting workload
  • Strong interpersonal communication, teamwork, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


*Note: Candidates who do not possess these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.*

  • Experience working in community media projects, humanitarian information projects, and/or maintaining a project web and social media presence an advantage
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts and/or challenging environments a plus
  • Fluency in Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, or French a distinct advantage.

How to apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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