Foundation Beyond Belief is looking for volunteer interns to join our fun and welcoming staff between August 2013 and January 2014. Our interns are a vital part of our organizational structure, and each person plays an important role in helping to build what is still a new and quickly growing charity. FBB volunteer interns commit to work about eight hours per week and can complete their tasks from anywhere with an Internet connection.
This is an ideal position for students looking to build their resumes, as well as for non-students looking 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. For details on the position and how to apply, please see below.
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.
Number of positions: 3 to 5
Position type: Volunteer
Duration: Four months (August 7, 2013, to January 31, 2014)
Time commitment: 8 hrs/wk average
Application deadline: Saturday, July 20, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
We are looking for people who are:
- Self-disciplined and reliable, with self-direction
- Highly motivated and tenacious
- Enthusiastic about, and committed to, the Foundation’s mission and approach
- Familiar or involved with the freethought community
- Able to express themselves clearly in writing
- Creative, with good problem-solving abilities
Experience in the nonprofit sector is not a requirement, but is certainly a plus, as is experience in grant writing or other development capacities. Although interns will do work in several areas of Foundation operations, each internship includes a primary focus area, special project, and cause area vetting assignment.
During the application process, you will be asked to select your top three focus areas and briefly explain why you’re drawn to each. Past focus areas have included:
- the Humanist Giving program
- the Beyond Belief Network program
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night International Team planning
- Special projects and new FBB initiatives
- Communications and marketing
- Website and technology
Each intern cycle is different, with different needs, and while we make every effort to match interns with their selections, we also take into consideration other factors such as Foundation needs, each intern’s strengths, and past work experience.
Resume, references, and letter of interest are needed for a complete application. To apply for the summer internships, please click here. The deadline to apply for fall internships is Saturday, July 20 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
We look forward to hearing from you!