Summer 2013 Internships
Global Exchange operates a structured internship program during the summers. Interns work closely with program staff on campaigns and programs and are expected to bring some knowledge and experience to the organization. Interns should be able to offer 20-40 hours per week from June-August.
Our summer interns work closely with program staff on campaigns and programs and are expected to bring some knowledge and experience to the organization. Interns should be able to offer at least 20 hours per week for 3 months, and be eager to participate in all aspects of their department.
The summer program is structured and includes weekly intern workshops featuring various campaigners, staff members and guest speakers to provide the opportunity to learn about issues we work on and new skills. We also include other fun activites throughout the summer including an intern project.
The following jobs are available:
- What About Peace Contest Intern
- Video Production Intern
- Website Update and Content Writing Intern
- Cuba Reality Tours and Reality Tours Outreach/Marketing Intern
What About Peace Contest intern
Work with Global Exchange's Organizing Director to learn about and expand the six year old contest for 14 –20 year olds to creatively answer the question “What About Peace? The contest engages high school teachers, students, peace activists and now young people from around the world in thinking about peace. Check out some of the art at: www.whataboutpeace.org
As we expand the program we are looking to establish;
- Regional advisors who can help with outreach to local communities
- More outreach to art and writing institutes
- Fundraising for prize money
- Preparing the artwork for display and talking to galleries that might be interested
- Writing blogs and posting pictures
- Doing media advisories in local papers where the winners come from
- Preparing people to people diplomacy packets with samples of art and art supplies for schools in other countries.
You will learn the basics of project management and organizing in the context of international peace work.
We are looking for talented, detail-oriented individuals who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to help us grow the program.
As the What About Peace Intern you will:
- Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
- Learn how to develop an outreach plan
- The basics of organizing advisory councils.
- Event planning and mechanics for art shows.
- How to develop a media plan for print and social media
- Gain an in-depth understanding of Global Exchange's mission and campaigns
Who we are looking for:
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals
- Outgoing and comfortable on the phone and with e-mail
- Creative, with some art background
- Experience with photography, matting and framing artwork is a plus
- Passionate about human rights and social justice and peace
Students may have the option of earning academic credits for their time.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker or video editor who wants to use your powers for good? Do you dream of making videos that tell a moving story and inspire people to take action? Can you take footage, edit footage, and upload to the web?
Global Exchange is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working video intern to support our campaigns and departments.
Working directly with our campaigners, you will support and help shape Global Exchange's public image, online presence, and convey our current work to our supporters and allies.
- Superior video editing, written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to take video footage, edit in Final Cut Pro, and upload files to YouTube and other web sources.
- Proficiency in English; conversation level language skills in other languages are a plus
- Fantastic prioritization and time management skills
- Familiarity and/or desire to learn about the following issues: human rights, direct democracy, the 2012 election and what’s at stake, campaign finance controversy, corporate personhood, socially responsible travel, green alternatives, and community and nature's rights.
- Affinity with online organizing using tools such as Facebook and Twitter
- Additional experience with graphic design is a plus but not required
- Work with and report to our campaigners and administrative director to create short, moving videos that provide factual information about Global Exchange, who we are as an organization, and our current work.
- Other video editing responsibilities for other departments at Global Exchange where possible.
Here at Global Exchange we deeply value diversity, continually educate ourselves about privilege and oppression, and integrate these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustain
Join our Communications team and help promote Global Exchange’s campaigns, programs, Reality Tours and Fair Trade store information as well as push out information about events, Days of Action and urgent alerts. We’re looking for interns interested in detail and design. You will gain hands on experience and learn all about our website and content management systems. Interns will be working on updating our site with new content, writing new content for consistency and make real impact to our online presence. Familiarity with HTML is a plus.
Here at Global Exchange we deeply value diversity, continually educate ourselves about privilege and oppression, and integrate these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQNGCI folks encouraged to apply.
Reality Tours takes you to places in the news. The idea that travel can be educational and positively influence international affairs motivated the first Global Exchange Reality Tour in 1989. For over 15 years we have promoted alternative, educational travel as a way to replace feelings of apathy and helplessness with a deeper understanding and sense of empowerment.
Reality Tours now sends over 1,000 delegates each year to over 30 countries. Within a strong framework of socially responsible travel, our travel delegations inspire individuals to become advocates of social and environmental justice. We hope citizens of the Global North will recognize their own capacity and responsibility to impact US foreign policy and commit to social change.
WORK DESCRIPTION FOR INTERNS:
- Assist in the coordination of tours
- Update tour descriptions, itineraries, country profiles and news updates on the RT website
- Update collateral material including flyers and background readers for each destination
- Perform administrative duties as needed, including documenting trip information in computer database, translating information from in-country trip leaders, inputting registration information, checking flight information, copying, faxing, mailing, answering emails, etc.
- Help research and conduct outreach for upcoming tours, including identifying markets and opportunities
- Help strategize creative outreach for Global Exchange Reality Tours
- Help write materials for the Global Exchange Reality Tours blog and other social media platforms
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong writing skills, especially in blog format
- Experience in and/or a strong desire to be involved in outreach and marketing for socially responsible travel