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Intern with Us!

Share your passions, grow your skills, impact Lives.

About our Internships:

Internship Benefits:
  • Gain valuable experience to grow both personally and professionally.

  • Learn more about nonprofit and NGO (non-governmental organization) operations.

  • Have opportunities to work independently and in team settings.

  • Work in a flexible, remote internship environment.

  • We are able to work with schools to fulfill internship and service-learning requirements. Talk to your academic advisor, registrar, or department early to start the process and make sure we are aware of your circumstances.
     

You are a great fit for a DSI internship if you:
  • Are dependable, flexible, take initiative, love to learn, and care about making our world a better, more equitable place.

  • Have fitting skill areas and educational pursuits.

  • Are seeking an opportunity to continue building your skills to move your career forward!

 

Remote Work Environment details:
  • Currently, all internships are remote, allowing for independence, flexibility, and safety.

  • Virtual team meetings and digital task management tools allow synchronous and asynchronous collaboration.

 

Requirements and FAQs:
  • This is an unpaid/volunteer internship position.

  • Internships run for approximately 15 weeks.

  • You must be located in the U.S.

  • Specific requirements and duties are listed in each description.
     

To Apply: 
  • Email us at interns@ds-international.org to let us know which position you're interested in.

  • Please attach a pdf copy of your CV or resume.

Applicants are shortlisted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Global Disability Directory intern
    Position Description: This intern support the continued growth and ongoing maintenance of our online-based Global Disability Directory (GDD) program. View the GDD to learn more at www.ds-international.org/directory. You are a good fit for this position if you: Are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in International Relations, Communications, Political Science/Public Policy, International Development, Sociology, or similar. Must be at least a sophomore-level undergraduate student to apply. Are detail-oriented, have good written communication skills, and desire to help reach diverse and underserved communities. Experience with Wix and Google Docs/Drive or similar online platforms is helpful but not required. Main Duties: Research and connect virtually with new disability organizations. Maintain current organizational profiles, making contact with organizations and updates. Research and implement innovative strategies to increase the awareness and effectiveness of the program. Other related projects with our global disability allies as time/interest allows. Time commitment: Part-time, minimum of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but we do ask for a consistent schedule. Location: Must be located within the US. Remote work environment, but may include some in-person work sessions if proximity allows (metro/southeastern MN).
  • Marketing and Communications intern
    Position Description: This intern supports our annual communications strategy and produces creative visual content to help grow our online presence and drive traffic through social media, email, and website platforms. You are a good fit for this position if you: Are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, Web Design or similar. Must be at least a sophomore-level undergraduate student to apply. Can provide work samples or portfolio examples (i.e. social media posts, infographics). Main Duties: Assist with the execution of portions of DSI's marketing and communications plan. Update and edit information on DSI's website. Assist with the coordination of a content schedule for DSI's blog posts and social media. Design and create visuals and marketing materials for use on DSI's various communication platforms (e-news updates, social media posts, etc.). Time commitment: Part-time, minimum of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but we do ask for a consistent schedule. Location: Must be located within the US. Remote work environment, but may include some in-person work sessions if proximity allows (metro/southeastern MN).
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Previous and recurring positions (for reference):
What previous interns shared about their experience

This internship blew my expectations away. I was able to challenge myself with the work I did, connect with people at DSI, and learn what it's like to be working as a part of a team.

This internship was great. I felt empowered to succeed and complete tasks that had real world application.

The culture of DSI is a very kind and nurturing one; everyone is aware of their purpose and excited to get to work... I learned about things I never thought I would encounter.

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