Cultural Survival's internship program is an integral component to the organization. Interns are actively involved in all areas of the organization and play a vital role in the day-to-day operations. Most interns work in our Cambridge, MA office, but some internship positions can be completed remotely. Interns must be self-starters who are able to work both independently and as part of a team. Since a large portion of Cultural Survival’s work is in Latin America, we are especially in need of interns with strong Spanish language skills.
We ask interns to commit to working a minimum of 8 hours per week during their internship. On average, interns work 16 hours per week during the school year or 25 hours per week during the summer. The typical internship lasts for one school semester or two to three months in the summer. All interns are required to attend a weekly or biweekly team meeting, either in person or by Skype.
Interns attend an orientation session at the beginning of their volunteer service to learn about all of Cultural Survival's current programs and our organizational history. Past intern activities have included group lunches hosted by Cultural Survival to engage with staff in discussion on Indigenous issues, visits with guest speakers, film screenings, or a casual game of wiffle ball or bowling.
Bazaar interns are essential to the planning, promotion, and preparation for Cultural Survival's Indigenous arts festivals. Working closely with the Bazaar Manager, interns will gain professional experience in event coordination, outreach, and communications. Interns may research for and write press releases and other publicity pieces, scout locations for new events, coordinate participating artists and vendors, curate art to be sold at Cultural Survival's booth, research and contact new artists and musicians, represent Cultural Survival at the Bazaars, and more! Interns should have strong writing and communication skills. Experience with art writing, Indigenous crafts, marketing, and/or fluency in other languages besides English are helpful but not required. (Cambridge office)
How To Apply:
To apply, please submit the following to Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Cover letter
3) Short writing sample in Spanish if you have Spanish language skills
In your cover letter, describe your goals for the internship and explain how your experiences and skill set will contribute to Cultural Survival's programs. If you are interested in multiple internship departments you can list your interests in a single cover letter in order of preference. Please be sure to include the minimum dates you are available to intern and the hours per week you are available (when possible). As this is an unpaid internship, we encourage applicants to seek grant support or for-credit options through their university. Please send inquiries to Miranda at email@example.com
September 02, 2019
About this Organization:
For over 47 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.
We publicize Indigenous Peoples' issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples' rights; and we work on the ground in Indigenous communities, always at their invitation. Our work is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Our board of directors includes some of the world's preeminent Indigenous leaders, and our staff includes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members. Our headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we have satellite offices in Guatemala and New Mexico. Cultural Survival has consultative status with the United Nations.