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Do you want to be involved with International Service-Learning Alliance but you’re not ready to go abroad? Work with us in the Bay Area! We’re looking for an intern that can commit around 20 hours a week. By working in a smaller organization, you have the opportunity to have a greater impact on the work that we do, more interaction with staff members experienced in sustainable international development, and many professional development opportunities. Read more to see if this is right for you!

Organizational Development Intern – International Development Focus

Basic Function of the Position:

The International Community Development intern will work under the guidance of the Executive Director, in collaboration with the International Program Coordinator and the Ugandan site team to develop materials, carry out Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) promotional campaigns and build organizational components for FCDE. These projects are geared toward creating operational and organizational materials for an international, community development 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. FCDE’s volunteer and internship programs are open to students, young professionals, and experienced professionals. The intended result of this internship’s efforts is to ensure that organizational components (financial, website, operational manuals, donor database, promotional materials, etc.) are developed, refined and carrying out their intended functions.

Position Duties for Organizational Development Intern Include:

  • Content Development – Research and develop materials related to international development theory and approaches, and organizational position pieces for use on web and print materials, and for organizational program work.
  • Program Materials Development – Writing and updating materials that guide programmatic work in FCDE international locations such as program manuals, new site checklists, training guides, etc.
  • Grant and LOI Development Support – Research and develop materials to support ongoing and new LOI and grant development.
  • Research on Development Issues – Research and present materials on best practices, ongoing development initiatives and other topics germane to FCDE work.
  • Relationship and Network Development – Work with Executive Director on approaches to create networks among similar organizations and social media to broaden support for organization and raise people’s awareness of FCDE’s mission.

Expected Outcomes:

FCDE’s Organizational Development intern will produce materials that draw upon best practices within the industry and that are cohesive and supportive of FCDE’s development approach. The intern will ensure that the materials they develop demonstrate FCDE’s vision of ensuring that programmatic activities are driven by community voices and community input.

Supervision and Guidance:

The Organizational Development intern functions under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and in coordination and cooperation with the International Program Coordinator and the Ugandan site team. The intern performs many of the designated job functions with general independence. Intern will work remotely. Preferably in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Performance evaluation is based upon successfully meeting the objectives set out in this Position Description and through further objective setting at the initiation of the internship. The internship is considered equivalent in expectations to a paid position and applicants are asked to commit to this expectation. Evaluation of the position will be provided at a mid-point and final review.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education: Currently enrolled in, or completed, a university degree and/or substantive work experience in international development.
  • Prior Experience: The equivalent of at least one year experience working with international or local community development projects
  • Skills and Abilities: For this position, FCDE seeks energetic and professional individuals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a sense for implementing creative solutions.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills: Word-processing, Excel, Social Media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.)
  • Motivation and commitment to work independently.

Post-entry Training: On the job training focused on understanding FCDE philosophy.

Compensation: Unpaid position. May be used towards university internship credit.

This position meets most student loan criteria for loan deferral. Interns are given first consideration for paid positions with FCDE.

Status: Minimum 15 hours per week
Please send CV and cover letter to: isla-serve@gmail.com by March 7.

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