Internships: 2015 Positions Open

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. Because we invest significant staff time in making these placements worthwhile for both you and FSD, we require a weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours; applicants who can dedicate more time to FSD are more competitive.

Positions are unpaid. When credit is available through your university, FSD is happy to assist with any reasonable requests related to obtaining credit. Please read the internship descriptions thoroughly below before submitting your application.

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.

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

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 jobs@fsdinternational.org. Please include the title of the internship position in your email's subject line.

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, cover letter, and writing sample to matt@fsdinternational.org. Please indicate Marketing Internship in the subject line.

Social Media

FSD seeks a social media intern to assist in the execution and implementation of the organizational marketing and communications plan. The social media intern assists in all department efforts that drive the organizational mission, with a special emphasis on publicity and relationship building through social media.

Responsibilities

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

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to matt@fsdinternational.org. Please include "Social Media Internship" in your email's subject line.