Internships With Volunteer Global

Internship Opportunities with Volunteer Global

Schedule - General Requirements - Benefits

General Marketing

Through this internship, you will assist Volunteer Global's marketing coordinator with developing and implementing the overall marketing and networking strategy. This internship will provide relevant and valuable experience in online marketing, writing, editing, and developing and implementing marketing strategies.

Position Details:

  • Write and submit at least two blog posts for publication on Volunteer Global's website each month.
  • Assist with general editing and content review.
  • Assist with social media where Volunteer Global currently has a presence, and with future expansion projects to additional platforms and resources.
  • Assist with current trend research and implementing search engine optimization techniques.
  • Create engaging content for social media marketing.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic personality willing to help build Volunteer Global's audience and develop and implement a successful marketing strategy.
  • Experience with social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments while maintaining a high level of professionalism, and provide progress reports.

To apply, email your resume and a short letter of intent to intern@volunteerglobal.com. Selected applicants will be asked to schedule a Skype interview.

Website Development & SEO

Assist Volunteer Global's web design team in updating and developing new features for the site, and monitoring, researching, and applying new methods and practices to optimize our search engine scores and standing. This internship will provide working experience in online marketing, writing, editing, and developing and implementing marketing strategies.

Position Details:

  • Research and apply new methods and practices to enhance our search engine optimization.
  • Assist with general website tasks and updates.
  • Assist with social media where Volunteer Global currently has a presence, and with future expansion projects to additional platforms and resources.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic to learn about continuing SEO best practices and current trends and apply them in a live environment.
  • Experience with social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments while maintaining a high level of professionalism, and provide progress reports.

To apply, email your resume and a short letter of intent to intern@volunteerglobal.com. Selected applicants will be asked to schedule a Skype interview.

Partner Relations

Through this internship, you will assist with partner and project development. This internship will provide relevant and valuable experience in international programs and project management, and Drupal content management, while helping us to improve our services for both partner organizations and volunteers.

Position Details:

  • Correspond with our overseas partners to provide updates and reports on Volunteer Global’s activities, work on current projects, and introduce new initiatives.
  • Ensure partner information is accurately represented on the Volunteer Global website and marketing materials.
  • Update our live partner and project information on our Drupal site under supervision of our Director of Programs, David Lee.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Good organization and capable working with diverse, international groups and professional environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and correspondences while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments while maintaining a high level of professionalism, and provide progress reports.

To apply, email your resume and a short letter of intent to intern@volunteerglobal.com. Selected applicants will be asked to schedule a Skype interview.

Program Development

Through this internship, you will assist with drafting inter-department reports on general partner and program development, regular updates with our current partners, and identifying and reporting on potential new partners in compliance with Volunteer Global policies.

Position Details:

  • Compile and organize team notes and correspondence from potential partners into reports for distribution to other department heads.
  • Research trends in the volunteer abroad industry and draft reports on those trends.
  • Develop program materials for distribution to partners and publication.
  • Research potential future partner prospects and sources in compliance with Volunteer Global's mission and policies, and follow up under supervision of our Director of Programs, David Lee.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Good research skills, particularly with online resources and scholarly or professional journals.
  • Excellent ability to organize and interpret information for program trend reports.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.

To apply, email your resume and a short letter of intent to intern@volunteerglobal.com. Selected applicants will be asked to schedule a Skype interview.

Social Media

Through this internship, you will assist Volunteer Global's marketing coordinator with managing Volunteer Global's official social media. This internship will provide relevant and valuable experience in online marketing, writing, editing, and developing and implementing marketing strategies.

Position Details:

  • Write and submit at least two blog posts for publication on Volunteer Global's website each month.
  • Assist with general editing and content review.
  • Assist with social media where Volunteer Global currently has a presence, and with future expansion projects to additional platforms and resources.
  • Assist with current trend research and implementing search engine optimization techniques.
  • Create engaging content for social media marketing.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic personality willing to help build Volunteer Global's audience and develop and implement a successful marketing strategy.
  • Experience with social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments while maintaining a high level of professionalism, and provide progress reports.

To apply, email your resume and a short letter of intent to intern@volunteerglobal.com. Selected applicants will be asked to schedule a Skype interview.

Schedule

All programs have rolling acceptance and last for a minimum of one semester. All interns are asked to work between five and ten hours each week, with individual schedules to be decided upon acceptance.

In addition to the regular meetings scheduled with your department coordinator, there will be three evaluation meetings - at the start, middle, and end - to determine mutual goals for your internship, and how they can best be met. 

General Requirements

All applicants must have:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Good online communication skills.
  • Basic experience with MS Office Suite, Google Drive, and Skype.
  • Reliable, consistent Internet access.

With the exception of those local to Houston, all of our team members are remotely based, with regular Skype and email check-ins with the department coordinator.

All interns must be proficient in English, have a reliable connection to the Internet, and be 18 or older. To apply, email your resume and a short cover letter to intern@volunteerglobal.com.

Benefits

Through your internship, you’ll help the Volunteer Global team build our start-up into a sustainable enterprise. Our internships provide substantive, relevant experience in various fields using current technologies and methods that provide highly transferable skills and experience. We are happy to provide career development counseling throughout and written recommendations upon successful completion of your internship.

If you would like to pursue an internship for academic credit, we encourage you to first contact your academic advisor and then include your university's requirements and details in your cover letter. Our team is happy to provide regular evaluations, guidance, and feedback on your work as necessary per your college or university’s requirements.

For general inquiries, contact us at careers@volunteerglobal.com.

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