Cool Internships and Fellowships
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Save the Children - Spring Media Research Intern
The Intern, Media Research will help the media and communications team build relationships with U.S. media and bloggers, conducting media research, developing and updating media contact lists for various initiatives and campaigns. He/she will support media efforts around the major end of year campaigns and events, particularly Save the Children's International Day of the Girl event and the Illumination Gala.
As an intern or skilled volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to network with other Save the Children interns, volunteers and employees and participate in learning sessions about various topics spanning the breadth of Save the Children's work. Through this experience, you will gain a greater understanding of the international development community and how it intersects with the private sector. You will also gain transferable skills that are applicable to a variety of roles, particularly in the non-profit industry, marketing, sales, and client services.
For more information click here.
826DC - Multiple Internships
826DC is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to support all aspects of our organization. Gain hands-on experience in youth development, arts education, program design and implementation, development and fundraising, communications and marketing, graphic design, and nonprofit management. Part-time and full-time positions are available for the following positions: Educational Programming and Publishing, Spanish Language Programs & Outreach, Communications, Production Graphic Design, Development Graphic Design, and Social Enterprise. (I have attached all of the internship descriptions below.)
The spring semester internship program will run from January 22, 2018 to May 4, 2018, with a mandatory internship orientation on January 20. We are accepting applications for next semester's internships until January 12, 2018. For more information about our internship program, please visit our website.
Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program
The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) works to improve the teaching and learning of science for K-12 students throughout the United States, and ultimately, throughout the world. It develops innovative new curriculum, conducts Summer Science Academies for Teachers at the Smithsonian museums and labs, and fosters science education leadership among school and community leaders.
For more information please visit the website or e-mail directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy and Civic Engagement Intern
Rock the Vote is seeking a smart, energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic candidate to join our Washington, DC office as a Policy and Civic Engagement Intern for fall 2017. This is a paid position.
As the largest, most diverse generation in our country’s history, young people have more power than ever to decide our future. It’s Rock the Vote’s mission to ensure they exercise that power by participating in the democratic process – and we need your help! We are a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Washington, DC that is committed to voting rights and equal access for each American at the ballot box.
For more information visit their website.
Social Media Intern
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) is a nonprofit, international organization that builds local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide. It brings together experienced volunteer mediators to improve conflict resolution capacity and support alternative approaches to expressing, negotiating and resolving interpersonal, political, economic, social, ethnic, and religious differences.
MBBI is seeking a volunteer to work closely with MBBI's Communications and Operations Manager. This is a great opportunity to use some of your greatest communications strengths, as well as gain experience in international peace-building and nonprofit operations.
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Reach Higher Initiative: Fall Internship 2017
Civic Nation is currently seeking an intern to support the Reach Higher team. Reach Higher is Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. Reach Higher seeks to help every student navigate the college-going process by: (1) celebrating student success; (2) raising awareness about effective college access tools and resources; (3) using a student-centered approach that meets students where they are; and (4) enhancing student support systems by building the capacity of the school counseling profession. In 2015, Reach Higher launched Better Make Room, its student-facing campaign designed to reach students where they are through social media.
If you'd like to join the Better Make Room team, reach out: BETTERMAKEROOM@CIVICNATION.ORG
Welcome to the coolest internship experience. Ever. Besides getting substantive work experience, Generation Progress interns get a stipend, access to special events like film screenings and conferences, and the opportunity to use words like “substantive” on a daily basis.
Past interns have interviewed and/or attended events with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Noam Chomsky, Ryan Gosling, Talib Kweli, President Bill Clinton, Amy Goodman, Samantha Power, Senator Tom Daschle, and our very own John Podesta.
Intern applicants will work with one of the following teams within Generation Progress:
- HIGHER ED, NOT DEBT
For more information visit their website.
Apply to intern with LEAD!
Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. is a student-founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization determined to redefine health education nationwide! Our mission is to provide students, educators and organizations with curriculum and training to promote mental health education and adolescent well-being.
Available positions include:
- Education/Curriculum Development
- Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
- Included: FREE certification in YMHFA (Valued at $170)!
Applications for Fall 2017 are due by September 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Interviews will take place September 11th-15th. Intern Orientation will take place on September 16th.
Want a flexible, virtual, and high-impact internship for the fall semester? Want to work in your pajamas from your dorm room? Want to learn how to incorporate business savvy through collaboration with a startup nonprofit? Apply today!
**Great for service-learning classes and busy college students with a passion for mental health education.
APPLY HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/yrh8Ouu0QxKQUbUG2
Company: Givebutter - a social crowdfunding platform for student orgs and nonprofits (https://givebutter.com)
Position: Givebutter Ambassador
Responsibilities: Persuade students, friends, and groups on campus to fundraise on Givebutter (for philanthropy, trips, events, etc.)
Compensation: Up to $2,000 cash and lots of swag
Timeline: September 2017 - December 2017
Time Commitment: Check-in once per week via an online portal (5-30 mins / week)
How to Apply: Visit https://givebutter.com/spreadthebutter and fill out the short form at the bottom. Interviews are conducted on Snapchat (you'll send us the answers to three short questions, and we will follow up with you shortly after), check out the link to learn more.
Fall 2017 Accessibility Rights Internship
The Accessibility Rights Intern will be providing support to 1 program: the Accessibility Rights Program. This program is at the forefront of addressing public accommodations & retail discrimination. To address these barriers, they both conduct education and outreach, individual
and systemic investigations, and advocate on behalf of their members and others who have experienced discrimination. We are seeking an intern to assist this programs in achieving its goals and continuing our efforts. The internship runs from early September 2017 through early December 2017. This is an unpaid internship but students are encouraged to seek academic credit through their institutions. Students are expected to be available for a minimum of 12 weeks, part time (15 to 20 hours per week).
For more information about the Equal Rights Center please visit www.equalrightscenter.org.
Application Instructions: To submit an application, please send via email: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in our work and (2) your resume.
All materials must be emailed to email@example.com, to the attention of Diego Rivera, Operations Coordinator. Subject line: Accessibility Rights Internship application of (your name).
Living Classrooms Community Development
Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) is a nonprofit that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through
hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” Living Classrooms operates in both
Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Services at the center are focused in five cornerstone areas: Education; Character and Leadership; Health, Wellness, & Fitness; Community Engagement & Service; and Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development. In addition, the Center hosts several community events such as youth workshops and conferences, health and wellness and job fairs, financial literacy workshops, family engagement activities, and basketball tournaments.
Internship Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assisting with planning and implementing educational programming.
• Administrative tasks such as filing, answering phones, and managing
• Daily maintenance of space, lesson plan preparation, and planning
• Assisting educators with in-class activities and classroom management.
• Assisting educators with creating individualized tutoring/academic
support programs for students.
• Creating and facilitating creative hands-on learning projects.
A Wider Circle Internship
A Wider Circle (awidercircle.org) accepts interns from a wide variety of fields including social sciences, health, communications, and business. Throughout the year, we train and provide ongoing support to you as you work in your particular area, which is chosen according to your specific interests and talents. Whether helping local families pick out beds and dressers, providing managerial support, or creating a flyer for a fundraiser, interns are crucial to the work here. Interns can focus either on Direct Services or Research and Writing.
Our main requirement for interns is a passion to serve people and a belief that your work can make a difference in the lives of others. All internships are unpaid.
To apply for an internship, email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability and area of interest in your cover letter.
If you have any questions, call us at 301-608-3504 or email us at email@example.com.
Horton's Kids: Fundraising & Communications Intern
We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented student with strong communication and writing skills to intern during (1) Spring 2017, (2) Summer 2017, or (3) Fall 2017. This position is a great fit for students who are interested in a nonprofit career and want to learn more about how nonprofits raise funds and communicate with their supporters or Communications, English, or Business students. Interns will work directly with our development (fundraising) team and have access to a variety of projects. Interns work 15-20 hours per week; exact hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship, but all interns whose internships are not funded by school or other grants receive a monthly $100 transportation stipend to defray commuting costs. Horton’s Kids’ staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill. Interns may be asked to work some evening hours, do some lifting, or assist at Horton’s Kids’ academic programs.
Please contact Ms. Rebecca Jolliff for more information.