Put your humanism to work — join the FBB intern team


Foundation Beyond Belief is looking for volunteer interns to join our fun and welcoming staff between January 2014 and July 2014. (Click here to apply.) Our interns are a vital part of our organizational structure, and each intern plays an important role in helping to build what is still a new and quickly growing charity. FBB volunteer interns commit to work 8-10 hours per week depending on their specific role, and can complete their tasks from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The FBB volunteer internship is a great position for students looking to build their resumes, as well as for non-students who want to get involved in charity work and humanism. The internship will not only provide useful experience for you, but will also enable you to live out your humanism and make an impact on the world.

Past interns have found the experience a unique opportunity to match their values with the chance to foster skills in management and communication. Many have enjoyed their time at FBB so much that they have stayed on as staff when positions have been available. For details on the position and how to apply, please see below.

Position: Spring 2014 Intern

Number of positions: 4

Duration: 7 months (January 6, 2014, to August 15, 2014)

Time commitment:
A firm 8-10 hours a week depending on the program area


Application requirements:
Letter of intent, resume or CV, and three references

Application deadline:
Sunday, December 8, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

We are looking for people who are:

  • Disciplined, reliable, able to self-direct, highly motivated
  • Creative, with excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Able to express themselves clearly in writing
  • Organized, efficient, and technologically savvy
  • Enthusiastic about, and committed to, the Foundation’s mission and approach
  • Familiar or involved with the freethought community

Experience in the nonprofit sector is not a requirement but is certainly a plus, as are experience working with local groups, research skills, and writing experience. Foundation Beyond Belief is happy to work with students who are participating in internship credit programs through their school.

Although interns often have tasks that overlap several areas of Foundation operations, each intern is primarily focused on one specific program area. Candidates should apply to only one role, but may indicate interest in other roles.

Since each intern cycle is different, we will match interns based on their primary selected role, the Foundation’s needs, the number of applicants for each category, and the selected candidate’s strengths and past work/volunteer experience.  

  • Humanist Giving/Crisis Response Program Intern
    Assist with the process of finding a new slate of charities to support each quarter in the Humanist Giving program, and manage crisis response drives as they arise. Tasks include finding new charities, recording their details, researching them thoroughly, preparing reports on recommendations, releasing new RFP invitations, and assisting in evaluating grant proposals received. Humanist Giving interns work to create educational materials about the beneficiaries and offer additional assistance to the communications team in publicizing Humanist Giving/Crisis Response work when needed. This role is 10 hours per week and reports to the Humanist Giving coordinator. Strong research and organizational skills are a must, and an understanding of charity effectiveness and methodology is preferred. Work involving Crisis Response will happen without much notice and usually outside normal a work schedule—flexibility is preferred.

  • Beyond Belief Network (BBN) Program Intern
    Work with the BBN team to communicate with, support, and encourage the 80+ local groups in the Beyond Belief Network in their volunteer and fundraising efforts. Tasks include tracking team events and activities, executing monthly focus areas and nationally coordinated activities, developing resources for teams, assisting with the administration of a Facebook group, and writing for the FBB blog and monthly BBN newsletter. This role is 10 hours per week and reports to the BBN coordinator. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, and experience organizing volunteer events or with Google hangouts/video editing is preferred.
  • Communications and Marketing Intern
    Help FBB get the word out about our ongoing programs, the great work our beneficiaries are doing, and breaking news of interest to our members and community. Tasks include helping to maintain and update our blog, writing updates for our website, and helping the team carry out communications and marketing plans across social media platforms. This intern will work 10 hours per week and report to the communications coordinator. Strong written communication skills are a must, and applicants should submit one writing sample with the application materials. Experience in blogging, social media, or marketing is a plus.

Resume, references, and letter of interest are needed for a complete application. To apply for the spring internships, please click here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 8, at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

We look forward to hearing from you!