General requirements for all internships:
- Passion for service, desire to learn and grow, flexibility, ability to work as part of a team, knowledge of self, ability to give and take constructive criticism, sense of personal responsibility, willingness to try new things
- Requirements are weighted as 5% Skills, 5% Ability to work with a team, and 90% Attitude.
1. Book Manager
Organize task flow and supervise volunteers in hands-on operations required to process donated books for shipment to developing countries. Maintain effective communication and coordination with other members of the Books for Life team.
Ability to enthuse and direct a volunteer force; ability to organize and manage an ongoing project; ability to manage materials effectively and economically; problem solving skills; team leadership skills; basic computer skills
2. Network Administrator
Maintain computer servers, workstations and peripherals on the network. Manage offsite backups and support software programs. May also include administrative duties for a SalesForce database and a Plone website that utilizes ViaKlix and Authorize.net
Knowledge of and experience with computer network administration, software program support, and database and website administration. Working knowledge of Windows 2003 SBS and Exchange email program helpful.
3. Books for Life Intern
Help develop and maintain a Books for Life project raising funds to send textbooks to school children in developing countries. Network with individuals and organizations both locally and nationally, develop a fundraising campaign, and help create new ideas and ways to spread the word about this developing project.
Computer literacy with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and a willingness to learn new programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; self-motivation and creativity; ability to work and communicate with many different people and volunteers. Ideal for students of international affairs, political science, nonprofit studies or social work.
Contact us if any of these sound like you!