SPRING 2021 REMOTE INTERNSHIP:
HELP BUILD FAMILY DIPLOMACY FOR A MORE CARING WORLD
ABOUT LEARNING LIFE AND THE INTERNSHIP
Learning Life is a nonprofit education and citizen engagement lab based in Washington D.C. Our flagship program, the Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI), connects families in nations worldwide via the internet to nurture a family form of citizen diplomacy. Our International Mentoring Program helps open the world to children from lower-income families in the USA and abroad. Our Democracy Dinners nurture deeper conversation across specialty silos among democracy sector activists, academics, professionals and elected officials in metro D.C.
Learning Life is accepts resumes from graduate and undergraduate students interested in interning with us remotely in the spring, summer and/or fall. Depending on each student’s interests and skills plus our organizational needs, interns support the above-mentioned three programs, assisting with a variety of tasks including research and writing; local to global outreach via social media, email and phone; document translation and/or live language interpreting; website and design; photo and video recording and/or editing; fundraising, and more.
Interns typically start in early to mid-January, mid to late May, or late August, though accommodations can sometimes be made for earlier or later starts. During this period, interns must be able to commit a total of 8-10 hours/week: 7-9 hours/week of independent work + a live 1-hour meeting online once per week with Learning Life’s Director, Paul Lachelier, to go over work completed and assign new tasks.
The internship is unpaid, but offers substantive, resume-building experience working on innovative international education and citizen engagement initiatives, and a formal reference and/or recommendation letter upon request given satisfactory performance.
THE INTERNS WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Applicants should be interested in international affairs, diplomacy, communications (video, photo and/or social media, especially Facebook), education, and/or children and families, and also be outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, motivated and punctual. The ability to read, write and speak French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, or any other major language at an advanced to fluent level is a plus, as are poster and video-making skills.
HOW TO APPLY
Email Paul Lachelier at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume. No need for a cover letter. Please indicate in your email whether you speak any major languages other than English and at what level (basic, intermediate, advanced, or fluent). Paul will contact you to schedule a phone interview if your resume matches what we are looking for.