nonprofit internship

Finance & HR Intern for Strong Women, Strong Girls

Project Scope The Finance and HR Intern will work with the President and Manager of Operations to support the streamlining of the finances and all human resource processes that will positively impact SWSG communities as well as strengthen internal centralized infrastructure in order to meet the growing demand by communities worldwide to expand our innovative program model.


  • Review financial statements, and create activity-based costing reports for the entire organization.
  • Do high-level performance assessment to measure productivity and goal achievement, and to determine areas needing cost reduction.
  • Input financial data into SWSG backend dashboards.
  • Support President with financial forecasting reports.

Human Resources:

  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, and performance evaluation forms.
  • Conduct a data analysis and make sure all SWSG’s important HR information is scanned onto our online platform.


  • Strong command of excel
  • Experience with basic financial forecasting
  • Strong systems thinker
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work flow
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work well independently in a fast-paced environment


  • This is an unpaid position. However, we are happy to work with the intern to arrange academic credit
  • Gain unique experience in nonprofit finance management
  • Connect to a supportive and influential network of professional women
  • Receive professional experience and a resume builder set of bullets
  • Work with a great group of professionals in a fun environment focused on results

How to Apply

This position is based out of our Boston Office, and requires a minimum of three full days per week starting inJune through mid-August.

Email your resume and a cover letter to In the title of the email, please put “FINANCE and HRINTERN.”

In addition, please make sure to include why you are the best candidate for this summer internshipposition, and what about the mission of SWSG resonates with you. Applications are accepted until 5 p.m.EST on May 17, 2013.

Due to a high volume of applications, NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS, please.


American Red Cross is looking for an intern to help with their program integration


The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.


The intern will work with the Program Integration technical advisors who are responsible for providing technical expertise to programs and projects internationally. He/she will gain knowledge and experience in international programming while providing administrative support and contributions to IRP’s information and knowledge management efforts. The nature of the work requires flexibility as it occasionally may require unplanned extended work hours. The intern is expected to have a wide range of administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as a strong interest in international programming.

The American Red Cross seeks a full-time summer intern (paid) to support the Program Integration unit within the International Response and Programs (IRP) division.


• Facilitate internal operations, including the processing of contracts and agreements, project management, program data collection, program analysis, and data entry.
• Support knowledge and information management efforts by conducting research and facilitating database and template development.
• Conduct analysis of information management and data analysis methods and processes used within the Red Cross and by other organizations.
• Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.


• Graduate student pursuing degree in program management, public policy, statistical analysis or related area with an international focus.
• Must be detail-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Must have strong writing and communication skills, knowledge of research methods, and ability to accurately record program research.
• Overseas experience, or strong interest in international issues.
• Experience in systems engineering, process mapping, and/or organizational structures highly desired.
• Education or experience in databases, information systems, and cloud technologies.
• Must be responsible, reliable, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure.
• Willingness to do basic research and administrative support depending on daily priorities.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Marketing and Media Program 3 – 6 Month in Peru


Awamaki is a Peruvian and a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote community development in Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru. Awamaki works to provide the skills, training, and access to market necessary for women and rural families to earn an income to lift themselves out of poverty. Our programs include fair trade women’s crafts cooperatives, sustainable tourism and community education. For more information, see

Volunteering with Awamaki is a valuable experience for anyone interested in a career in international development or social enterprise. We rely on volunteers’ fresh ideas and skillset to constantly improve and expand our programs, and in return, we give our volunteers a high level of autonomy and responsibility over their individual projects. Because of this, volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 3 months.

General Requirements for Volunteering with Awamaki:

  • Intermediate/Advanced/Fluent Spanish, or commitment to take intensive Spanish courses at our language center to improve your proficiency.
  • 3 – 6 month commitment
  • Work at least 30 – 35 hours per week during their placement, including a minimum of 6 – 9 hours per week staffing Awamaki’s Fair trade store in Ollantaytambo.
  • Enthusiasm, resourcefulness and the ability to think on one’s feet.
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated.
  • Team player, sociable, excellent customer service skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible to be able to work in an often-challenging environment.
  • Must be able to take the initiative.


Awamaki is seeking aGeneral Media/ Marketing/ CommunicationsVolunteer

Awamaki currently seeks a Media volunteer to act as part of the Marketing and Communications team. As Awamaki experiences a period of growth and refinement, the Marketing and Communications team is of the utmost importance in leveraging limited resources to reach a wide audience both locally and internationally, and attract visitors to the variety of programs Awamaki offers here in Ollantaytambo, Peru. The media/ marketing/ communications volunteer will take part in a wide variety of tasks pertaining to the Marketing and Communications team, and will work alongside other volunteers and Awamaki staff to create strategic and comprehensive communications outreach tactics and fundraising plans.

Awamaki’s Media volunteer will be managed by the Marketing and Communications coordinator, and in collaboration with other volunteers and Program Coordinators across all of Awamaki’s programs. The Media volunteer will be expected to contribute skills and insight into the Marketing and Communications team, and will be encouraged to be creative and forward thinking throughout the various projects involved with the position. Outside of the tasks noted below, the Media volunteer will be expected to assist with ad hoc media projects as they arise.

The Media/ Marketing/Communications volunteer should expect a full schedule throughout the week, including a variety of tasks and environments. This volunteer will spend a lot of time collaborating with the Marketing and Communications coordinator, attending scheduled meetings and brainstorming sessions, as well as developing his/her own self led projects pertaining to various needs throughout the Marketing and Communications team.

Media/Marketing/CommunicationsVolunteer Responsibilities and Potential Projects

  • Support Marketing and Communications Coordinator in managing Awamaki’s relationship with Global Giving and other fundraising outlets.
  • Work alongside the Marketing and Communications Coordinator to develop a successful and efficient CRM system.
  • Contribute articles to Awamaki’s newsletter.
  • Assist with strategic social media presence through multiple outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
  • Edit and revise the format and text of Awamaki’s WordPress website as needed.
  • Take part in general media operations throughout all of Awamaki’s programs including taking and organizing photos, creating promotion videos, etc.
  • Be willing to assist with all other relevant ad hoc marketing and communications projects as they arise.

Requirements for working with Awamaki Communications/ Media/ Fundraising

  • Interest in non-profit work
  • Conversational/ fluent in Spanish or desire to partake in intensive on site Spanish classes upon arrival.
  • Thorough understanding of various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
  • Experience contributing to non-profit newsletter writing.
  • Ability to help manage a successful CRM system.
  • Experience living and/or working in multicultural/international environments preferred.

Program Costs

The current Awamaki volunteer fee for 3-month and 6-month volunteers is a one-time payment made prior to arrival of$1,392. Because Awamaki is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, most of this ($820) is considered a donation and is tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.

As recognition of the value and importance of long-term volunteers, $700 is refunded upon completion of 6 months as an Awamaki volunteer.

The volunteer fee includes the following costs:

  • Program donation fee($500 USD)This fee provides essential support for Awamaki’s programs that serve the cooperatives and the community. $100 of your program donation covers any materials that volunteers may use for individual projects during their stay. The remaining balance of approximately $400 directly supports Awamaki’s programs.
  • Administration Fee ($320 USD)This fee compensates many of Awamaki’s behind-the-scenes costs of hosting volunteers from internet bills to staff costs so that we can maintain services to enrich the volunteering and cultural immersion experience.
  • Three night weaving immersion workshop in Patacancha ($200 USD) This four-day / three-night workshop in the indigenous Quechua community of Patacancha allows volunteers an irreplaceable cultural immersion experience as they learn ancestral weaving techniques from expert weavers.
  • First month of homestay in Ollantaytambo ($300 USD) This fee goes directly to a local homestay family in Ollantaytambo and covers a private room in the family’s house and 3 meals per day while providing an extra source of income for the family.
  • Volunteer welcome and departure ($72 USD) This fee covers the cost of welcome events, departure gifts, and a pick-up from the Cusco airport