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International Center -- Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF)

This late breaking MHConnect opportunity is made available through the MHC-International Internship Program. Interested students should refer to these application guidelines. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Staff Intern

The International Center-Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (IC-VVAF),  is a Washington, D.C.-based international humanitarian organization that addresses the consequences of war and conflict. The VVAF office in Hanoi was established in 1994 and has been active in humanitarian assistance programs in 18 provinces in Vietnam. In 1997, VVAF co-founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, for which it received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) began working under The International Center. Since 2006, VVAF has focused on four main project areas. These areas of interest include: Mental Health, School Redevelopment Programs, Landmine/UXO removal and Dioxin Resolution Initiative in Vietnam (DRIVE).

The intern’s main responsibility will be to teach English to government officials who work in the Vietnam Mine Action Center. In addition, the intern may be involved in the area of donor outreach and will have the opportunity to learn about and support aspects of VVAF’s program work (e.g., in mental health, DRIVE, UXO policy, etc.).  Please see the IC-VVAF Backgrounder.pdf for detailed descriptions of that programming.

This is an ideal opportunity for a student interested in learning about NGO work, an interest in Southeast Asia, and an interest in teaching English as a second language.


Please refer to the guidelines for applying to Late-Breaking and Extended Opportunities.