Position Title: End FGM/C Intern 

Applications due January 20, 2017

Help address Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) with an award winning organization recognized by The White House, met President Obama and featured in The Huffington Post.

RAHMA Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC that addresses HIV/AIDS in faith communities through education, advocacy and empowerment.

Why the focus on FGM/C?

According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women’s Health and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a half million women and girls in the US are at risk or survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

How is RAHMA Addressing FGM/C?

RAHMA has partnered with The George Washington University (GWU), through a grant from HHS to address FGM/C in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, where over 51,000 women and girls are at risk. There is an intersection between HIV/AIDS and FGM/C, which allows RAHMA to stay inline with its mission.

The Intern

RAHMA is  seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as the End FGM Intern for the 2017 Spring Semester. The End FGM intern will work at least 8 - 10 hours a week (with opportunities to work more and class credit can be arranged for students) and report to the Executive Director.

Internship Period

January 30th  - April 28 (12 weeks)


  • Mondays: 12 pm - 3 pm

  •  Wednesdays: 12 pm - 3 pm

  • Fridays: 12 pm - 4 pm


  • Mondays: 12 pm - 5 pm OR Wednesdays: 12 pm - 5 pm 
  • Fridays: 11 am - 4 pm

Class credit can also be arranged upon request for students of colleges and universities. 



Travel Reimbursement

This position will require some travel within DC, MD and Northern VA. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. 




  • Outreach to at risk communities in the DC Metropolitan Area

  • Assist with interviewing women and girls who are at risk or survivors in the DC Metropolitan Area

  • Assist with compiling data

  • Attend meetings and liaison with our partner GWU

  • Engage with partners and community health organizations

  • Supervise volunteers related to the project

  • Other duties as needed

Skills/Experience Needed:

  • Familiarity with sub-Saharan African, Middle Eastern and/or South Asian cultures

  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed

  • Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor

  • Proficient in Urdu, French, Somali, Wolof, Arabic, or Amharic.

  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Skills Preferred but not required:

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Familiar with Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media platforms

How to Apply

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to intern at RAHMA?

  2. What experience do you hope to gain from this internship?

  3. How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of those affected by FGM/C?

Send responses, cover letter and resume with confidence to Khadijah@haverahma.org. No phone calls please.

RAHMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RAHMA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants living with HIV and/or from communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and/or FGM/C are strongly encouraged to apply.