MEAL Intern, North America & Durable Solutions



HIAS seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Intern to assist HIAS’s MEAL Specialist for North America Programs. The intern will support monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning for HIAS’s U.S. Programs, which serves refugees and asylum seekers in the United States, and Durable Solutions programs, which currently serve displaced persons in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Through this internship, the intern will learn about MEAL methodologies and humanitarian programming serving resettled refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced populations.

Note, this position is paid with a stipend of $900.00/month. We ask that applicants be available for 15 hours/week for 12 weeks beginning in June 2024.


  • Assists with the planning and execution of data collection activities including surveys, interviews and focus groups.
  • Supports data cleaning, analysis and visualization.
  • Supports planning and management of training and learning activities for program teams.
  • Contributes to building a knowledge management system for the North America MEAL portfolio.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Current graduate student in a related field, including program evaluation, data science, international relations, migration, public health, or public administration. Current undergraduate students with relevant academic/practical experience may be considered.
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis required.
  • Familiarity with evaluation and/or research methodologies strongly preferred.
  • Strong interest in program monitoring, evaluation, accountability to affected populations and organizational learning.
  • Strong interest in migration issues and/or humanitarian programming.
  • Must be resourceful, thorough and learning-minded with ability to work independently in a hybrid or remote setting.
  • Experience with PowerBi and/or Kobo Toolbox preferred, but not required.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills required.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process for internships:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 4: Offer and background check with Shield Screening or HireRight.

Step 5: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We strongly encourage applicants of diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply even if you do not meet all required qualifications but have other qualifications relevant to the role that would make you a great fit for this role with HIAS!


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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