Kristine Wilson, the Talent Acquisition + Intern Program Officer at Mercy Corps, attended New York University from 2003-2005 where she received her M.A. in Video Art and Photography. After graduating she went on to work at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan as an Advisor and Coordinator of the Digital Photography program in Italy. Her photography about the Mythology of Women in the 21st Century was on national tour through university galleries around America in 2015-2016. At the end of 2015 she moved to the West Coast after 12 years in NYC where she joined forces with the legendary Talent Acquisition team at Mercy Corps Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Since then she has been serving as an oracle for diamond in the rough college students hoping to enter life-changing humanitarian aid internships around the world.
At the heart of its mission, the Mercy Corps’ Internship Program offers university students tangible experience and education in the context of an innovative international humanitarian relief and development agency. Interns work directly with experienced team members at Mercy Corps Headquarters (Portland, Washington DC, Edinburgh and London) as well as with country teams in 24 field locations to support Mercy Corps’ mission to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
Throughout the year, Mercy Corps’ country teams host a mosaic of intelligent and creative people who travel from across the globe to support Mercy Corps’ mission and to learn first hand about their approach to international development.
Interested in learning more about opportunities with Mercy Corps? Check out their current internship openings on NYU CareerNet: Countering Violent Extremism, Humanitarian Program Development, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture / Social Behavior Change Communication, Growth, Health and Governance Communications and Learning, Food Security, Policy & Advocacy, and Youth, Gender & Girls and Health, Nutrition and WASH.