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Are you looking to work with a small and dynamic team that will help you realize your potential?

Are you interested in helping to empower marginalized communities in conflict-affected countries? Consider applying for an employment or internship position with the Marshall Legacy Institute! 

If you are interested in working, interning, or volunteering at MLI,

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Project Specialist for the Marshall Legacy Institute


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a non-profit organization located in Arlington, VA. MLI's mission is to help war-torn countries recover from conflict by promoting hope, growth, and stability. MLI is seeking a Project Specialist in Iraq (based in either Baghdad, Dhi Qar, Erbil, or Sulaymaniyah) to work with MLI's Program Director in a project to improve early childhood development to children in reformatory centers in Iraq. The ideal candidate will have some experience working on programs, monitoring and evaluation, and recording and visualizing data. This is a contract for work beginning August 1, 2024. 


  • Communicate with project partners in Iraq and oversight of project metrics;

  • Conduct program monitoring and assist the Program Manager in program evaluation; 

  • Develop timelines and resources to achieve project objectives, and ensure program activities to stay on track;

  • Ensure effective systems to track outputs and progress, and draft reports;

  • Proactively build partnerships with project partners; 

  • Publish and communicate program results to emphasize successes for replication. 


  • Bachelor's degree, with at least two years of program management experience and working in a group setting

  • Excellence in organizational management 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail 

  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to project planning 

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and cultures

  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed 


  • English (required)

  • Arabic (required)

  • Kurdish (preferred)


This is a full-time position with the monthly wage determined based on experience. The Project Specialist may work remotely or on a mixed remote/in-person basis depending on his/her location. He/she will be communicating with the MLI project team based in the U.S. and with field staff based in Iraq. Work days can be on Iraq time, Sunday-Thursday. Travel to other project locations is required; preference will be given to candidates with a driver's license and a personal vehicle. 

Interested candidates, please submit your resume and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Phone, video, and/or in-person (when applicable) interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to candidates who submit their applications by May 1.  

Open Positions

Communications and Programs Internship – Fall 2024


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a non-profit organization located in Arlington, VA. While landmines do not plague the United States, for many communities in war-torn countries, mines and explosives pose a constant threat to security and safety. MLI’s mission is to help war-torn countries recover from conflict by promoting hope, growth, and stability. Over the past 26 years, MLI has focused our efforts on mine action and social impact programs to address the myriad needs faced by these conflict-affected communities. MLI’s Mine Action Programs include our Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP), which seeks to improve the quantity and quality of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) worldwide; our Children Against Mines Program, which fosters global citizenship and engages youth in the United States and landmine-affected countries in the landmine issue; and our Survivors’ Assistance Program, which provides life-enhancing medical assistance & vocational training to mine survivors, especially to women and children. MLI’s Social Impact Programs began as a way to assist communities in post-conflict countries to live a more fulfilling life. Our Peacemakers and Problem Solvers and Peace through Sport programs educate and connect youth in matters of leadership development and community engagement. Ethnic reconciliation and women’s empowerment initiatives round out of social impact portfolio, to help promote peace and the engagement of women in society.

Since our founding in 1997, MLI has a long and successful track record of implementing programs in over 13 mine-contaminated countries. For more details about our work around the world, please visit our website:

MLI is seeking a Communications and Programs Intern who will work under the supervision of our Development Department for 20-30 hours per week between 10 am – 5 pm, M-F, with hybrid in-person and remote work from late August 2024 and beyond.  We are a small nonprofit looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department in grant research, social media content creation, annual report updates, donor correspondence, event planning, and more.


This internship is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to gain experience in:

*Communications and development

*Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department

*Unique insight into organizational structure, current events, and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization

*Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting



*Assist with grant research, proposal preparations, newsletter development, press releases, donor reports, annual report updates, and other writing assignments

*Assist with Social Media content creation and management

*Assist with website edits, updates, and ongoing campaign needs

*Create and design the MLI Annual Report

*Develop communication materials for donors, including comprehensive donor reports, track current and relevant events

*Conduct foundation grant research and donor prospect research

*Assist with grant editing and tracking

*Assist programs manager in tracking Mine Detection Dog updates, photo collection, and quarterly report data input

*Provide other general assistance as requested



*Strong writing and oral communication skills

*Strong research skills

*Experience with content creation and/or website management preferred

*Experience with event planning preferred

*Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

*Strong attention to detail

*Reliability and positive attitude

*Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks; ability to work independently and as part of a team

*Creative and innovative mindset with a willingness to pitch ideas and work closely with a small team

*Interest in the nonprofit sector and international humanitarian work



Please send your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to Please indicate your availability to start. Preference will be given to candidates who can start in mid to late August 2024. This internship will provide both remote and in-person work opportunities. Deadline to apply: July 1, 2024.


The MLI office is located in Arlington, Virginia, within blocks of the Courthouse metro. A parking place may be available. This is a paid hourly internship, with wages determined based on experience.

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