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

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

 

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

  • Internships run for approximately 14 weeks.

  • You must be located in the U.S. and 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 interns@ds-international.org to let us know which position you're interested in.

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

Fall 2021 Opportunities:

This cohort will run from: Sept 13-Dec 17, 2021.

Global Disability Directory


Position Description: Assist with the ongoing growth and maintenance of our online-based Global Disability Directory 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 underserved communities.
  • Experience with Wix and Google Docs/Drive or similar online platforms preferred.
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: 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 support current interns, and recruit, select, and support 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 senior-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 begins on Aug 30 to assist with onboarding. Location: Remote work environment, must be located in the U.S.




Fundraising and Development


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to work in collaboration with our Fundraising Committee which oversees all fundraising efforts and events for the organization. The intern will provide support to fundraising events and grant seeking to assist with ongoing fundraising efforts in order to continue sustaining and growing DSI’s mission work. You are a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in Nonprofit Management, Communications, Professional Writing, Business, or similar. Must be at least a senior-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Have exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Want to gain greater insight and experience in nonprofit/NGO fundraising and grant seeking.
  • Have knowledge of fundraising and public relationships, as well as skills in creative and critical thinking.
Main Duties:
  • Assist the DSI team to identify/research grant opportunities that align with our mission and update grants calendar.
  • Draft and edit content for grants and donor communications.
  • Help to support and prepare for fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)
  • Help to track related data.
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 Communications


Position Description: DSI is seeking an intern to assist with the ongoing planning and implementation of our marketing and communication needs, in order to help grow our online presence. You are a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Business, or similar. Must be at least a sophomore-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Are detail-oriented, have an eye for design, and exceptional written communication skills.
  • Can provide work samples or portfolio examples examples (e.g. campaign materials, social media post, infographic).
Main Duties:
  • Assist with the execution of portions of DSI's marketing and communications plan and with creating and implementing a robust annual communications calendar.
  • Update and edit information on DSI's website.
  • Develop communications content to inform and engage DSI stakeholders including e-news updates, blog posts, and marketing 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 plan and produce creative visual content to help grow our online presence through social media. 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, or similar. Must be at least a sophomore-level undergraduate student to apply.
  • Are detail-oriented, have an eye for design, and are social media savvy.
  • Can provide work samples or portfolio examples (e.g. campaign materials, social media posts).
Main Duties:
  • Assist with creating and implementing a robust annual communications calendar.
  • Design and create visuals content for social media.
  • Monitor trends and developments to identify possible opportunities to leverage social networks to strengthen relationships with existing audience and increase the impressions on potential audience.
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.





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.

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.

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