Transformational Internship Opportunities

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?

As Nonviolence International’s staff is 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 programmatic support, organizational outreach, and administrative tasks, but will be able to invest significant time and work within their preferred projects of choice.

As nonviolent activists committed to social justice, we believe that drivers of violent conflict disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from lower income backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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Internships are available at our organization for students and non-students and can be arranged for-credit with colleges and universities. These are unpaid internships. Interns must be able to dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week on average for a minimum of six months. Our internship will be completely remote. Full-time internships are welcome.

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 include but are not limited to...

Nonprofit Management:

Learn and support fiscal management, board development, fundraising development, human resource management, and legal support for the Nonviolence International team.

Event Management:

Learn and support organizing and delivering global webinars for diverse global audiences.  Learn how to manage live webinars from a technical support role.

Communications / Outreach:

Regularly create content for the website, in the form of website updates, YouTube videos, and social media - 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.

Data Management:

Updating and creating new content behind the scenes on the nonviolent Tactics database which uses MySQL and our nonviolence training archives which uses Omeka.

Website Maintenance and Development: 

Updating our main websites using the easy to learn NationBuilder system. Could also help with improving user interfaces on related sites Javascript and HTML coding.

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

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