Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall Search for Common Ground Internships

Battle for Humanity Digital Media Intern

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.
We are searching for…
A fall Digital Media Intern who believes that technology has the power not just to connect us, but to make us better.
In building Battle for Humanity, we’re gamifying doing good. Have you ever been struck by something in the news - a terrorist attack or tragic image of a refugee - and wondered, “What can I do to help? What will actually make a difference?” The Battle for Humanity mobile app gives you just that: concrete tasks you can do and share to spark a better world, where we fight for the dignity of every human being. Join the founding creative team that’s mixing online and offline into a formidable concoction to unite youth around the world.
We are launching the B4H mobile app in two months. Apply to our Digital Media Internship, and work with the Creative Team that’s mixing online and offline into a formidable concoction to unite youth around the world.
Your contribution
Search for Common Ground is seeking an intern with skills in digital communications. The Digital Media Intern will report to the founders of B4H. The intern will assist in mobilizing our community of supporters and coordinating closely with the Creative Team behind Battle for Humanity, Search for Common Ground’s global partners, and field offices across continents. Through hands-on training, the Digital Media Intern will hone skills that can be broadly applied to the nonprofit, tech, and marketing sectors in general. The scope of the internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience. This is an unpaid internship with the option of earning college credit. The intern will be based in DC, Philadelphia, or Southern Oregon, with the option of working remotely. Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Assisting with a crowdfunding campaign to support additional features of the mobile app and mobilize our community of friends, supporters, and influencers
  • Engaging supporters and potential users via social media and email blasts
  • Providing administrative assistance to the leadership of B4H
  • Supporting digital media marketing strategies
  • Researching startup issues, such as trademarks, domain names, and more
  • Monitoring users’ online activities - quantitative and qualitative - to help determine the relevance, resonance, and efficacy of planned program activities
  • Writing or editing proposals to potential funders
  • Assisting with design of marketing material for Battle for Humanity
  • Assisting with mission design during Battle for Humanity’s pre-launch phase
  • Contributing to the creative process behind Battle for Humanity
As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
You have…
Minimum Qualifications
  • Personable, flavor-filled writer
  • Highly emotional intelligent; proven relationship-builder
  • Savvy on social media; experienced in digital communications strategies
  • Passionate for Search for Common Ground’s mission to end violent conflict
  • Creative; artistic; knowledgeable of trending styles
  • Demonstrated interest in tech and pop culture
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented

Preferred Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
  • Familiarity with web and mobile applications development and social media integration
  • Familiarity with WordPress and SquareSpace
  • Experience with browser-based email blast services (ex: Constant Contact, Salsa, etc.)
Unpaid Internship
Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:
  • Send a cover letter and resume
  • Start date
  • Hours per week availability
Apply here

Development Intern
We are searching for…
The Global Affairs and Partnerships (GAP) program at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is seeking an intern to provide research, administrative, and logistical support to the team’s overall fundraising, development, and knowledge management activities. GAP helps advance Search's mission by contributing to fundraising, organizational partnerships, advocacy and outreach, new program development, and proposal development for global programs. 
The intern will report to the Global Affairs and Partnerships Manager. We are currently recruiting for an intern for Fall 2017.
Your contribution
The roles and responsibilities include:
  • Conduct desktop research related to fundraising from bilateral governments, multilaterals, and foundations;
  • Assist with the development of global partnerships and contracts;
  • Identify and research opportunities for new program development and partnerships;
  • Represent SFCG at relevant meetings and events in Washington, D.C.;
  • Maintain and update knowledge management tools;
  • Compute and analyze fundraising trends;
  • Support new program design and proposal writing;
 As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
You are…You meet the following qualifications:
  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).
The ideal candidate will further exhibit:
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Experience in foreign policy, fundraising, and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrable interest in creating partnerships with other organizations, policymakers, and donors to advance conflict prevention;
  • Experience in business development or with donor agencies
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
While we will make this a rewarding and enriching experience, this internship is unpaid.
Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:
  1. projected start date,
  2. where you found this posting.
  3. days and hours per week you are available
Apply here.
Additional openings are listed here.