Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

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 online application form.

Town Hall Summer Volunteer/Intern Community Organizer Positions

Help us bring America together this summer.

Global Exchange is seeking highly motivated, energetic Town Hall Summer Community Organizer volunteers/interns to help us organize “Town Hall Summer 2018.”

Town Hall Summer 2018 is a hands-on, “people to people” education campaign to link constituencies and mobilize on economic and worker rights, racial justice, climate action, criminal justice reform, peace, immigration, voter disenfranchisement, and other critical issues.

We invite you to be in on the ground floor of this cutting-edge, civic mobilization initiative.  Town Hall Summer will bring together communities, activists and people across the country who are ready to build and drive an energetic, progressive agenda across issues, identities and multiple priorities.

2018 summer interns and volunteers will work with experienced organizers from Global Exchange and our partner organizations to help organize a series of Town Hall Events across the country designed to hear the voices of our many struggles and to build unity in an hour of true civic emergency.

Events are in the early planning stages now.

We are seeking interns who can work 20-40 hours a week for a minimum of two months during April, May, June, July, or August.

Events will be held in different parts of the country. Some interns, especially those near proposed Town Hall Summer locations can work remotely. Others would work from our office in San Francisco.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Working with national organizers to plan, organize and implement Town Hall Summer (THS) events.
  • Calling, recruiting, and coordinating with local partners, organizations, and individuals.
  • Coordinating event logistics and travel.
  • Helping create content for the THS blog and other social media platforms.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Dedicated interest in human rights and social justice.
Detail oriented; you have a burning desire to get all the small things right.
  • Highly motivated, creative and organized.

  • Social media savvy – a pro at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Bachelors degree, current university enrollment OR equivalent experience

This is an unpaid position. Global Exchange is willing to work with institutions / schools to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc.

Any travel or other out of pocket expenses will be covered/and or reimbursed by the THS project.

Reality Tours Interns

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 20 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).

 You will be working with the Reality Tours team focused primarily on Latin America, but with opprounities to engage with other world destinations as well.


Latin America or Middle East Reality Tour Interns 


  • Assist in the coordination of international travel delegations, with a particular focus on Latin America
  • Update trip descriptions, country profiles and resource packets based on research and current events
  •  Support returned delegate engagement by researching and networking with social movements and campaigns that connect to the themes of current Reality Tours
  • Help strategize and implement creative outreach, including identifying markets and opportunities with universities, schools, community groups etc.
  • 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 create ideas for new trips and themes/topics
  • Help create content for the blog and other social media platforms

Desired Qualifications:

 •    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
•    Interest in history and politics, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean
•    Strong research and writing skills
•    Dedicated interest in human rights, social justice and responsible travel
•    Experience in and/or a desire to be involved in outreach/marketing
•    Detail oriented; you have a burning desire to get all the small things correct
•    Highly motivated, creative and organized
•    Social media savvy – a pro at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
•    Language skills a plus

Marketing Intern 

Global Exchange seeks a Marketing/Communications Intern to design and implement a marketing strategy for our Reality Tours. We are small non-profit so a strong candidate would be independent, self-motivated and have creative ideas for marketing on a budget. They also would be a strong writer and have an eye for design. Candidates who also have experience in social justice/human rights are especially encouraged to apply. The intern will be asked to produce content for eblasts, social media and other marketing materials, and will need to feel comfortable incorporating sociopolitical analysis and socially conscious language into effective marketing materials. Experience with tourism (especially sustainable tourism), graphic design, social media marketing and analytics, and/or human rights/international solidarity preferred.

Hours per week: 10-30 hours a week