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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 early 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:

  • At this time, all intern work is carried out remotely, allowing for independence, flexibility, health & safety.

  • Group meetings and digital task management tools allow for collaboration with others.

 

Requirements and FAQs:

  • Internships run for approximately 15 weeks and are unpaid.

  • You must be available for virtual meetings 1-2 times weekly (between 8am-4pm CST) depending on the cohorts’ availability.  

  • Specific requirements and duties are listed in each description.
     

To Apply: Email us at info@ds-international.org to let us know you're interested; please provide your resume or CV and a cover letter.

Spring 2021 Opportunities:

Training Curriculum Language Editor


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to support our Advisory Working Group in the research and development of disability training materials by reviewing the vocabulary and language of the written curriculum materials. The curriculum we are developing, structured in a Training of Trainers model, will be used with DSI partners and teachers in Cambodia to provide professional training and tangible, highly visual tools to encourage increased inclusive education throughout the country! You are a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in ESL/ELL, TESOL, Bilingual or Multilingual Education, cross-cultural communications, or similar. Must be at least a junior-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Experience and/or some understanding of communicating (written and verbal) with non-native English speakers is preferred and will be helpful. Khmer language expertise is highly preferred!
Main Duties:
  • Collaborate with DSI Advisory Working Group members to learn about needs, share ideas, and gain feedback.
  • Review disability training materials vocabulary, helping to make necessary edits to prepare for translation, and create supplemental glossary.
Time commitment: Part-time, minimum of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but we do ask for a consistent schedule. Location: Remote work environment, must be located in the U.S.




Project Management and Human Resources


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to support our ongoing operations and internship program by assisting with project management and helping to recruit, select, and support current and future interns and volunteers. You are a good fit for this position if you:

  • Have or are pursuing a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in business, project management, human resources, nonprofit management, or similar. Must be at least a junior-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work well in a team, but also have a strong sense of self-direction.
  • Are detailed and results-oriented.
Main Duties:
  • Actively communicate with interns to ensure they are successful to carry out necessary tasks and goals.
  • Oversee and guide the usage of digital task management tools.
  • Organize, gather and analyze information for a variety of project management initiatives.
  • Assist with the identification and execution of portions of DSI's strategic plan.
  • Work collaboratively with DSI's Executive Director to identify needs, address barriers, and ensure that current and future interns are supported and successful.
Time commitment: Part-time, minimum of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but we do ask for a consistent schedule. This position will begin on Jan 11 and conclude on May 14, to assist with transitions. Location: Remote work environment, must be located in the U.S.




Training Curriculum Graphic Designer (llustrator)


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to support our Advisory Working Group team with the design and creation of visual graphics and illustrations for our disability training materials. The curriculum we are developing, structured in a Training of Trainers model, will be used with DSI partners and teachers in Cambodia to provide professional training and tangible, highly visual tools to encourage increased inclusive education throughout the country! We are willing to work with your digital graphics (such as photoshop) or illustration (such as hand drawing) strengths and preferences. You are a good fit for this position if you:

  • Have or are pursuing a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in artistic design, illustration, graphic design, or similar. Must be at least a junior-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Have experience with and/or some understanding of international/impoverished country settings is preferred and will be helpful.
  • Can provide work samples or portfolio examples.
Main Duties:
  • Collaborate with DSI Advisory Working Group members to learn about needs and gain feedback.
  • Design and create visual graphics for disability training materials.
Time commitment: Part-time, minimum of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but we do ask for a consistent schedule. Location: Remote work environment, must be located in the U.S.




Marketing and Social Media


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to produce 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: Remote work environment, must be located in the U.S.





This cohort runs from: Jan 25- May 7, 2021. The deadline to apply is: Dec 4, 2020.

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