Transformational Internship Opportunities

At Nonviolence International, we take pride in our role as a leading nonprofit organization within the worldwide movement for nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution. We advocate for active nonviolence and support creative constructive nonviolent campaigns globally. To fulfill our mission we provide training resources, tactical strategies, educational materials, timely webinars fostering community and furthering engagement, inspirational stories of nonviolence, and updates on nonviolent campaigns around the world.

Would you like to learn about the power of nonviolence and the global diverse movement currently taking shape while engaging in research assistance, virtual event preparation, social media outreach, and nonprofit management best practices?

***NOTE: Applications for our 2020 Fall program are now CLOSED. ***

We hope you will stay involved with our great work as we announce the opening of applications for our 2021 Spring Internship Program on this page and our social media accounts in the months to come...

(For information on Nonviolence International-NY internship program, please view the link at the bottom of the page.)

As Nonviolence International’s staff is relatively small, interns play an integral role in NVI’s projects and functioning as a cohesive organization. While interns work closely with NVI staff members and volunteers, they are also expected to exhibit independence, creativity, and initiative. Each intern will split their time between research, programmatic support, organizational outreach, and administrative tasks, but will be able to invest significant time and work within their preferred projects of choice. 

Our Fall Internship Program will commence at the beginning of September and will wrap up in December. Internships are available at our organization for students and non-students and can be arranged for-credit with colleges and universities. Currently, these are unpaid internships. Interns must be able to dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week on average for a minimum of three months. Given the ongoing uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unsure as to our return to the office and will be willing to accept remote candidates given the success of our entirely remote summer internship. 

In terms of qualifications, we are a very open-minded organization, understanding that applicant’s talents, personal qualities, and experiences go far beyond a static, one-page resume. Thus, we welcome everyone interested in our internship program to apply, regardless of your educational background, professional experience, skills, and accomplishments. However, that is not to say such objective qualifications will not be considered or boost an applicant’s candidacy. We here at Nonviolence International think it is important to take a holistic approach to candidate’s applications which includes their passions and interests.

Responsibilities of this internship will include but are not limited to...

Research:

  • Research and analyze global examples of nonviolent resistance and enter them appropriately within our database, the world’s largest on nonviolent tactics of resistance.
  • Improve professional writing skills by writing tactical summaries based on research to accompany these examples.
  • Learn about database structure and best practices for management and maintenance within a database.

Event Management (Currently Virtual):

  • Set up webinars that will be attended by ~80 people and live-streamed to an external platform. This will include setting up scheduled Zoom calls, creating event pages, editing autoresponders, updating existing web pages for consistency, tracking RSVPs, configuring the live stream to external platforms, and assisting with the breakdown of the webinar and pages post-event.
  • Learn how to manage live webinars from a technical support role.
  • Draft and publish social media to promote our webinars and reach out to supporters, followers, and participants.
  • Draft segmented emails to market our webinars.

Communications/Outreach:

  • Regularly create content for the website, in the form of Many Faces profiles, updates, videos, with a preference for more interactive features.
  • Regularly create content for our Facebook and Twitter accounts including monitoring them to interact with supporters and prospective supporters.
  • Help draft mass emails for our NationBuilder supporter lists and research email communications best practices. 
  • Gain experience interviewing established professionals within the field of nonviolence/peace and conflict studies and improve your interviewing skills as well as your public speaking skills.
  • Improve your writing skills by writing profiles on incredible professionals within the field of nonviolence/peace and conflict studies.

Nonprofit Management/Administrative Assistance:

  • Learn how to navigate through a Knowledge Management system as well as the categorization and cataloging of documents.
  • Assist with timely and accurate reporting of donations to us and our fiscally sponsored partners.
  • Practice handling, working with, and sharing sensitive documents within an organization.
  • Assist with financial reporting to the federal government and completion of 990 forms.
  • Help draft and send out acknowledgment letters to our donors.

 

***NOTE: Applications for our 2020 Fall program are now CLOSED. ***

To read about the experience of some of our interns check out this post.

To learn about the internship program at Nonviolence International-NY, please visit: https://www.nonviolenceny.org/internships.