Internships in San Francisco

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Thank you for your interest in joining FSD's San Francisco team! Our SF intern program is open to talented, value-aligned students, recent graduates, and transitioning professionals. The San Francisco headquarters for the Foundation for Sustainable Development offers an enriching and educational environment where students are able to contribute to FSD’s work while learning about international development and exchange. We are currently accepting applications for our Winter and Spring 2017 cohort.

All internship positions are unpaid and focus on providing an educational experience for the interns while contributing to the mission of FSD. When credit is available through your university, FSD is happy to assist with any reasonable requests related to obtaining credit. Because we invest significant staff time in in our internship program, we require a weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours over a period of at least three months; applicants who can dedicate more time to FSD are more competitive. Please note that Winter and Spring internships will be primarily virtual, with occasional in-person meetings with your supervisor. Applicants should be prepared and able to work very independently.

Please read the internship descriptions thoroughly before submitting your application. Due to the large number of applications we receive, 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.

SF Office Internships

Graphic Design

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

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jordan@fsdinternational.org. Your email subject line should be "Graphic Design Internship - Summer 2016". Please attach your resume and cover letter as separate PDFs and include a link to your online portfolio.

Translation

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.

Responsibilities

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

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to devin@fsdinternational.org. Your email subject line should be "Translation Internship - Summer 2016". Please attach your resume and cover letter as separate PDFs, along with a 1-page English/Spanish translation example.

Marketing and Outreach

FSD seeks a marketing and outreach 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.

Responsibilities

  • Writing and editing blog posts, social media outreach, and electronic communication
  • Coordinating distribution of print collateral
  • Working closely with graphic design interns to produce marketing materials
  • Managing monthly analytic dashboard reporting
  • Researching the competitive set and consistently provide new ideas to our marketing efforts
  • Managing FSD online postings
  • Developing marketing approaches/strategies to establish new university partnerships
  • Utilizing new channels to recruit students to FSD's programs
  • Researching upcoming conferences and events at universities

Qualifications

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

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Your email subject line should be "Marketing and Outreach Internship - Summer 2016". Please attach your resume and cover letter as separate PDFs, along with a writing sample of at least 300 words.

International Programs: FSD Alumni

FSD is seeking an alumni of the FSD intern abroad program to assist the international programs department with several initiatives to provide better support to interns. This is an ideal position for an individual who is a professional self-starter, creative, and wants to contribute to FSD’s growth. The intern's time will be focused on creating and improving the materials for the full lifespan of the internship experience (predeparture, international internship, and reentry). Ideal candidates will be available 16-20 hours per week for 3-6 months.

Responsibilities

  • Expand predeparture materials and create additional communication templates and resources
  • Enhance international site staff resources and training guides
  • Develop post-internship alumni outreach, communications, resources and opportunities
  • Contribute to knowledge management and file sharing initiatives to facilitate continuation of past intern projects
  • Compile a comprehensive toolkit to be used by interns in the field

Qualifications

  • FSD internship experience required
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who is a team player, flexible schedule, and punctual
  • Interest in building on existing skills in project management
  • Able to work under limited supervision
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for FSD with other ideas for improving the intern abroad experience.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsdinternational.org. Your email subject line should be "FSD Alumni Internship - Summer 2016"