Winter/Spring Internships

Applications are accepted and reviewed during the Fall and Spring on a rolling basis. Fall internships will typically start in September and last through December or January. Spring internships typically begin in January and will last through May. However, this may vary according to the internship you apply for. If you see an internship posted, it is open!

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The following jobs are available:


 

Mexico Human Rights Program Research and Organizing

The Mexico Program seeeks an intern to support staff who are working with like-minded Mexican and U.S. organizations to challenge the assumptions and policies that support the deepening militarization of public --counternarcotics --- policy. Our work involves support to human rights and democracy advocates and organizations; building US coalitions that support ending prohibition, cracking down on those selling guns to the criminal cartels, as well as opposing "Plan Merida" and DOD efforts to "assist" Mexico's army and police. Please note: the Mexico Program will not be accepting applications for the fall internship position until mid-September. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong speaking and writing skills in both English and Spanish
  • Extensive knowledge of Mexican current affairs
  • Strong research and organizing skills.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support staff in organizing efforts and coalition building around the issues of peace, justice, and human rights in Mexico
  • Research around relating issues including but not limited to; US and Mexico drug policy, gun trafficking, militarization of US/Mexico border, immigration reform, and the peace movement in Mexico

 

Please check out the Mexico Human Rights Program webpage for more information and our current work.


 

Events and Speakers Intern:

Join our Communications team and help promote Global Exchange’s events and speakers in the Bay Area and nationally! We're looking for interns interested in doing some updating and research of our ‘Find a Speaker’ and speakers listing on our website as well as developing a system for the list to stay current. You will gain hands on experience and learn about back end website posting, and outreach to fantastic activists and link communities with valuable information!

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast, dynamic environment
  • Ability to take a project and work independently
  • Experience writing and editing websites a plus!

 
Responsibilities:

  • Interns will be updating Global Exchange’s Speakers Bureau
  • Developing outreach strategy for the tool, to reach more communities

 

Social Media and Communications Intern:

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 keeping us in the mix of Tweeting, Facebooking, blogging, etc. You will gain hands on experience and learn about the latest trends in social media marketing, search engine optimization, and online community building. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excelllent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast, dynamic environment
  • Affinity with online organizing using tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience using WordPress is a huge plus.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Interns will be working on our many social media profiles
  • Managing and posting directly to our blog network, and websites and work directly with our communications team.

 

Check out our facebook page and follow us on Twitter: @globalexchange 


Fundraising Intern

Join Global Exchange's development team to learn the 'ins and outs' of fundraising and help build the progressive movement from the ground up. Work in a friendly office setting with our committed and experienced staff. The development department partners with all areas of the organization to raise the funds necessary to carry out the critical work of Global Exchange. Fundraising is widely considered the most marketable skill you can bring to a career in the non-profit sector.
We are looking for talented, detail-oriented individuals who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to bolster our fundraising efforts through event planning, research of prospective funders, editing and submission of grant proposals and database management.

As a Fundraising Intern you will:

  •         Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
  •         Learn event planning, database management and outreach skills
  •         Develop promotional materials to build interest around the work of GX
  •         Have the opportunity to attend events in the community to engage new members
  •         Keep our existing members and donors informed on GX's work
  •         Research and evaluate prospective foundation and individual donors
  •         Carry out clerical tasks in support of members of the development department
  •         Learn the basics of donor relationship maintenance and correspondence, developing project budgets, and reporting deliverables
  •         Edit/Proof and edit donor proposals, reports and appeals
  •         Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
  •         Gain an in-depth understanding of Global Exchange's mission and campaigns

Who we are looking for:

  •        Self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals
  •        Some office experience and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  •        Passionate about human rights and social justice
  •        Interested in learning more about the non-profit sector

Students may have the option of earning academic credits for their time. Please indicate which of the two development internships (grants internship or fundraising internship) you are interested in on your application. If you are interested in either position simply write development department as your choice, and we will place you where you best fit within the department.


Grants Intern

Join Global Exchange's development team to learn the 'ins and outs' of fundraising and help build the progressive movement from the ground up. Work in a friendly office setting with our committed and experienced staff. The development department partners with all areas of the organization to raise the funds necessary to carry out the critical work of Global Exchange. Fundraising is widely considered the most marketable skill you can bring to a career in the non-profit sector.
We are looking for talented, detail-oriented individuals who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to bolster our foundation fundraising efforts through research of prospective funders, editing and submission of grant proposals and database management.

As a Grants Intern you will:

  • Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
  • Learn how to develop an annual foundation fundraising strategy
  •  Research and evaluate prospective foundation and individual donors
  •  Update existing records and files for current foundation funders and prospects
  •  Learn the basics of donor relationship maintenance and correspondence, developing project budgets, and reporting deliverables
  •  Edit/proof and edit donor proposals, reports and appeals as needed
  •  Gain an in-depth understanding of Global Exchange's mission and campaigns

Who we are looking for:

  •  Self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals
  •   Some office experience and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  •   Passionate about human rights and social justice
  •   Interested in learning more about the non-profit sector

Students may have the option of earning academic credits for their time. Please indicate which of the two development internships (grants internship or fundraising internship) you are interested in on your application. If you are interested in either position simply write development department as your choice, and we will place you where you best fit within the department.
 


Community Rights Organizing

Community Rights Organizing: Placing the rights of Communities and Nature Above Corporations. From water withdrawal to mining, GMOs and refineries, the corporate few wield the law against our communities, endangering our heath, safety and the environment. WE CAN CHANGE THAT! A new framework is emerging: Rights-based organizing! Confronted by corporate harms, more than 120 communities have decided to do something different, enacting cutting edge laws that place the rights of communities and nature above the claimed "rights" of corporations. This organizing stems from a new understanding about the origins of corporate power and our current structures of law, learned in Democracy School. Now taught in 23 states, this empowering weekend-long training teaches dramatic new ways of confronting the power and rights used by corporations to deny the rights of people and nature. Communities across the US have utilized these lessons to stop working defensively against the corporate harms and take courageous action to assert their rights to make governing decisions where they live!


Global Exchange is bringing this organizing to communities around California and beyond. We are also working with our allies and communities internationally to introduce Rights of Nature at the UN level. Help Global Exchange make history! Please check out the website for more information on this work: http://www.globalexchange.org/programs/communityrights

The community rights intern will engage in the following activities:

  •   Assist the program assistant and director in empowering communities to challenge corporate power and establish community self-rule
  •   Research CA community struggles against unwanted corporate projects and assaults as well as research around laws, and the rights of nature
  •   Outreach: Be a point of entry and ongoing contact to local communities to inform them of our unique approach and establish connections for possible organizing state wide, and work with GX staff to help organize communities throughout the state
  •   Organize and schedule speaking and media opportunities
  •   Manage rights-based website and develop and manage a growing list-serve and database of contacts research for publication in journals and media placement, with the potential for some writing including the GX newsletter, conducting interviews and other opportunities
  •   Design flyers and outreach materials
  •   Help with the distribution of our new book, The Rights of Nature, by managing and responding to book requests and being in contact with individuals and media interests.
  •  Otherwise support this cutting edge work with other duties as assigned based on skill set, and your goals!

The community rights intern will learn/hone the following skills:

  •   Essential community organizing skills including identifying and breaking ground with potential new community activist partners, and actual on the ground organizing.
  •   Through participation in community rights trainings and via other avenues, learn about the basis of rights-based organizing including learning the history of corporate power, about people's movements for RIGHTS; and the cutting edge work started through rights-based organizing to recognize the rights of nature (which has now become the basis for Ecuador's constitutional rights of nature provision)
  •   Research, verbal and written communication skills
  •   Learn to design outreach and campaign materials
  •   Develop skills in event planning including potential conferences and strategy summits for activists engaged in work to advance community and nature’s rights.
  •   Learn about local, state and federal law in the process of developing cutting edge ordinances that deny corporations' constitutional "rights" learn (or broaden) your skills at developing and managing web and list serve content much much more!



Cuba Reality Tours and Reality Tours Outreach/Marketing Intern

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     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




Administration intern

Work in the world of non-profit administration and learn how things are run from the inside out. The Administration team is the internal heartbeat of the organization, which you can learn all about in this “inside” position to the non-profit world.

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who can dedicate 15-20 hours per week throughout the fall.

As an administration intern you will:

  • Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
  • Learn how to manage a front desk and gain hands on receptionist skills
  • Learn how to apply for and manage our state form charity applications
  • Help create new systems of organization in the office
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed


Desired Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated and self driven
  • Detail oriented
  • Some customer service experience
  • Passionate about human rights and social justice

Interested in learning more about the non-profit sector





Cuba Reality Tours and Reality Tours Outreach/Marketing Intern

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

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •      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

 

 

 


Event Support Intern

Join Global Exchange's development team to learn the 'ins and outs' of planning a successful event and help build the progressive movement from the ground up. Work in a friendly office setting with our committed and experienced staff. The development department partners with all areas of the organization to raise the funds necessary to carry out the critical work of Global Exchange. Fundraising is widely considered the most marketable skill you can bring to a career in the non-profit sector.
We are looking for talented, detail-oriented individuals who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to bolster our fundraising efforts through helping organize the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards and plan other fundraising events.

As an Event Support Intern you will:

  •      Become familiar with the inner workings of non-profit organizations
  •      Learn event planning, database management and outreach skills
  •      Assist development of event materials with Development Associate
  •      Have the opportunity to attend events in the community to engage new members
  •      Keep our members and donors informed on Global Exchange’s work & events
  •      Carry out clerical tasks in support of members of the development department
  •     Research new donor opportunities with local corporations/businesses
  •     Secure in-kind donations
  •     Assist with event logistics
  •     Gain an in-depth understanding of Global Exchange's mission and campaigns


Main Event support will be for the Human Rights Awards:

Global Exchange’s annual Human Rights Awards (HRA) event recognizes extraordinary contributions to human rights worldwide. Since our first HRA in 2001, Global Exchange has recognized a diverse national and global pool of inspiring individuals and organizations that are dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Learn more about it here www.humanrightsaward.org.
The Event Support Intern will also have the opportunity to project lead a smaller scale fundraising event.

Who we are looking for:

  •      Self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals
  •      Some office experience and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  •      Passionate about human rights and social justice
  •      Interested in learning more about the non-profit sector