Are you interested in working for human rights and social justice worldwide? San Francisco-based Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. We take a holistic approach to creating change, and as an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world.
Global Exchange’s success is largely due to the involvement of dedicated interns and staff. Since we are a grassroots organization, volunteers in our office are critical. Your help is needed!
Interns work directly with a Global Exchange staff person but are expected to be self-motivated, creative, and willing to make a set time commitment based on project needs. We request a minimum commitment of two months for the summer months and a one month commitment for other times of the year. Interns must be available a minimum of 15 hours/week during regular business hours, but a commitment of 20 hours/week is preferred. Interns are expected to assist with basic office work.
Please find a list of open intern positions below.
If you’d like to be part of our team, please complete this application form  and email ashley(at)globalexchange(dot)org - Subject: NAME, 2015 Summer Internship Program.
If you need more information about Global Exchange, please feel free to contact the Global Exchange Office. (415) 575-5534
End the Drug War Caravan of the Americas Intern(s)
We are looking for interns to help prepare and organize the End the Drug War Caravan from Costa Rica to New York City for the United Nations special session on global drug policy in April 2016. A principal goal of the caravan is to make visible the ever growing wave of popular discontent with the drug war, while forging a coherent message about the alternatives, including a health, human rights and harm reduction model that puts legal, regulation and national autonomy on the table.
We seek an intern to support the project director’s work in our San Francisco office.
The position entails working in support of our organizing efforts aimed at aligning broad networks of Central American, Mexican, and U.S. peace, justice, religious, civic, public health, academic, and civic organizations that have come to understand that failed drug war policies are fomenting a vast, ongoing humanitarian crisis throughout the region.
• Strong research and organizing skills
• Good speaking and writing skills in English and Spanish.
• Working knowledge of current affairs in one or more of the target countries (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, or the United States).
Latin America Reality Tours Intern
Global Exchange Reality Tours has a vision that meaningful, socially responsible travel, can and does, change the world. By offering experiential educational tours, Reality Tours has connected people to issues, issues to movements, and movements to social change. The idea that travel can be educational and positively influence international affairs motivated the first Global Exchange Reality Tour in 1989.
Reality Tours 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 Reality Tours participants will recognize their own capacity and responsibility to impact US foreign policy and commit to social change.
We are looking for someone who can commit to 15-20 hours (or more) per week, for at least two months (with the possibility of staying longer).
- Assist in the coordination of international travel delegations, with a particular focus on Latin America
- Update trip descriptions, itineraries, country profiles, etc. based on research, current events and new trips
- Perform administrative duties as needed, including documenting trip and participant information in computer database, checking flight information, responding to inquiries and emails, updating country orientation packets, etc.
- Help strategize creative outreach, including research and identifying markets and opportunities. Conduct outreach for upcoming tours
- Help create ideas for new trips and themes/topics
- Help create content for the blog and other social media platforms
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
- Detail oriented; you have a burning desire to get all the small things correct
- Highly motivated, creative and organized
- Strong knowledge of and passion for current world events
- Dedicated interest in human rights and social justice
- Social media savvy – a pro at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Experience in and/or a desire to be involved in outreach/marketing
- Salesforce experience a plus
- Spanish skills a plus
2015 Most Wanted: Top 10 corporate Criminals - Research Intern
Global Exchange is looking for a self-motivated intern to join us this summer to research and produce the “2015 Most Wanted: Top 10 Corporate Criminals List.” We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized individual with strong research and writing skills. We are looking for someone who can commit to 15-20 hours (or more) per week, from mid-June to the project’s completion at the end of August 2015.
- Work on Global Exchange's Most Wanted: Top 10 Corporate Criminals list, to be launched in August;
- Review, research and present draft list;
- Finalize list, write descriptions;
- Draft launch schedule, write and edit blog posts on Wordpress
- Commitment to the goals of Global Exchange;
- Strong understanding of the ills of corporate power and the human rights violations caused by corporations;
- Ability to work with social media and CMS websites;
- Energy, enthusiasm, and creativity;
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
To learn more:
- To learn more about Global Exchange's Most Wanted Top 10 List: http://www.globalexchange.org/corporateHRviolators 
- To meet Global Exchange's 2014 intern who worked on the Most Wanted list: http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/peopletopeople/2014/08/13/corporate-criminals-researched-a-summer-projects