Internships: 2014 Positions Open

Thank you for your interest in joining FSD's San Francisco team!

Please note that FSD offers a limited number of San Francisco intern and volunteer placements and we receive far more applications for each position than we can accept. We look for talented students and professionals who can work independently and effectively support FSD's growth. Because we invest significant staff time in making these placements a worthwhile experience for both you and FSD, we require a weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours and a total of 500 hours. Please note that applicants who can dedicate more time to FSD are considered more competitive candidates.

Positions are unpaid. When credit is available through your university, FSD is happy to assist with any reasonable requests related to obtaining credit.

We are currently accepting applications for the following focus areas for Fall 2014:

Donor Relations | University Outreach and Partner Relations | Marketing | Graphic Design | Social Media | Translation | International Programs | Executive Assistant

Donor Relations Internship--Winter Only

The Donor Relations Intern will assist the Communications and Marketing team on a variety of initiatives to support and enhance donor relations and fund development. Preferred experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills; business or marketing experience a plus.

Duties include:

  1. Managing existing donor relations initiatives
  2. Supporting the creation of new donor cultivation activities
  3. Helping ideate and implement a donor reciprocity program
  4. Supporting campaign initiatives
  5. Other donor and fund development activities

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email’s subject line.


University Outreach and Partner Relations Internship--Winter Only

We are seeking an intern to assist the International Programs staff in identifying and targeting universities (in the U.S. and abroad) for potential partnerships and for student recruitment to our volunteer programs. Preferred experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills; creativity; marketing experience a plus.

Duties include:

  1. Developing marketing approaches/strategies to establish new university partnerships
  2. Utilizing new channels to recruit students to FSD's programs
  3. Researching upcoming conferences and events at universities
  4. Assisting the Programs staff with other tasks as necessary

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email’s subject line.


Marketing Internship

FSD seeks a marketing intern to assist in the execution and implementation of the organizational marketing and communications plan. The marketing intern assists in all departmental efforts that drive the organizational mission. Hours are flexible but 16-24 hours per week and a three to six month commitment is required.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Writing and editing blog posts, social media outreach, and electronic communication
  2. Coordinating distribution of print collateral
  3. Working closely with graphic design interns to produce marketing materials
  4. Managing monthly analytic dashboard reporting
  5. Researching the competitive set and consistently provide new ideas to our marketing efforts
  6. Managing FSD online postings

Qualifications:

  1. Strong writing skills required
  2. Enthusiastic self-starter
  3. Academic background and/or experience in marketing preferred
  4. Team player, flexible schedule, and punctual
  5. Demonstrated passion for global engagement programs preferred
  6. Seeking an individual looking to build on their current portfolio

If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to matt@fsdinternational.org. Please indicate Marketing Internship in the subject line.


Graphic Design Internship

FSD seeks a graphic design intern to assist the marketing and communications department with the development and execution of the marketing plan. This is an ideal position for someone who would like to build on their already impressive design portfolio. The graphic design intern's time will be focused in developing marketing materials used to support the organizational mission. Hours are flexible but 16-24 hours per week and a three to six month commitment is required.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Designing collateral materials, including: flyers, postcards, brochures, logos, and invitations.
  2. Creating digital content for fsdinternational.org, social media tools, and e-communication
  3. Managing aspects of distribution of communication vehicles
  4. organizing and continually updating photo library

Qualifications:

  1. Strong graphic design skills required; demonstrated proficiency in Adobe products including: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  2. Enthusiastic self-starter who is a team player, flexible schedule, and punctual
  3. Academic background and/or experience in graphic design preferred
  4. Seeking an individual looking to build on their current portfolio

If interested, please email a cover letter, link to your online portfolio, and resume to matt@fsdinternational.org. Please indicate "Graphic Design Internship" in the subject line.


Social Media Internship

We are seeking a marketing or communications student with a special interest in social media. Preferred experience: Strong verbal and written communication skills; previous experience using social media for a company or nonprofit; creativity; marketing experience a plus.

Duties include:

  1. Writing and scheduling regular Facebook and Twitter posts
  2. Tracking FSD's social media presence and engagement for analysis
  3. Implementing social media strategies to increase the organization's visibility
  4. Maintaining a blog for the organization with meaningful and relevant content

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email’s subject line.


Translation Internship

The FSD Translation Intern (TI), under the supervision of an International Programs Officer and in collaboration with the entire International Programs Team (IPT), will focus on translating written materials between Spanish and English. The TI plays a key role in supporting a dynamic international development organization through facilitating communications, program coordination, and non-profit organization development. Spanish fluency and excellent writing skills in English and Spanish are required. Desired qualifications include university-level training in International Development, International Studies, Translation, or equal experience.

Duties include:

  1. Assisting FSD staff in translating written documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
  2. Collaborating with the Site Teams to ensure accuracy and relevance of vocabulary and documentation.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email’s subject line.


Due to the large number of applications we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond to each applicant or to accept phone inquiries about San Francisco placements. You will be contacted only if you are one of the top candidates being considered. If you are looking for more information on joining FSD's programs abroad, please click here >>

International Programs Internship--Winter Only

The SF International Programs Intern (IPI), under the supervision of an International Programs Officer and in collaboration with the entire International Programs Team (IPT), provides support in a variety of programs-related projects. The IPI will be expected to provide programs and office operations support, and to collaborate with other interns and staff members. The IPI plays a key role in supporting a dynamic international development organization through facilitating communications, program coordination, and non-profit organization development. Requirements include excellent written and oral communications skills, customer service management skills; knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office and Google Apps, experience in office administration, and familiarity with international issues preferred.

Duties include:

  1. Program Inquiry Management
  2. Participant Support
  3. Office Administration and Operations Support
  4. Grant Review
  5. Other Relevant Duties and Activities

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email’s subject line.



Due to the large number of applications we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond to each applicant or to accept phone inquiries about San Francisco placements. You will be contacted only if you are one of the top candidates being considered. If you are looking for more information on joining FSD's programs abroad, please click here >>