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LWB US Internship
Libraries Without Borders US is a nonprofit committed to expanding access to information and bridging the digital divide. We partner with libraries, schools, small businesses, community-based organizations and civic institutions to transform laundromats, lobbies, parks, recreational centers, and other public spaces into pop-up learning centers. Through this approach, we literally meet people where they are—whether that’s a laundromat in the Bronx or a refugee camp in Jordan—to amplify the impact of our partners, expand community access to relevant and reliable resources, and equip individuals with opportunities to improve their lives.
Libraries Without Borders US seeks enthusiastic, efficient, highly collaborative and dynamic self-starters. Interns who want to share our passion for expanding access to information and social justice through their specific self-interests and capabilities.
We accept interns in a variety of areas on a rolling basis. If you don’t see a position specific to your interest, feel free to reach out to us.
Fundraising and Development Intern
The ideal candidates are interdisciplinary thinkers with a mix of strategic marketing, communications, fundraising, design, research, writing, and technical skills. They must be curious, creative, organized, and willing to roll with the punches in tandem with the changing needs of the organization. As part of a small team, they will advance LWB’s mission by assisting our Development Manager with fundraising campaigns and events, grant research and writing, and donor management efforts. They will share responsibility for developing new and innovative fundraising strategies; drafting proposals, letters of inquiry and other project pitches; identifying potential individual, foundation, corporate, and government donors; and managing relevant data and records.
This is the perfect internship for people who want to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector and deepen their skills in social justice, education, development, and grant-writing.
Research and Communications Intern
The ideal candidates are interdisciplinary thinkers and independent researchers with a broad mix of skills in research design, communications, development, and writing. They must be curious, motivated, organized, and flexible in working with the changing needs of the Global Fund for Knowledge (GFK).
The GFK is a fundraising tool for the book industry that supports initiatives providing access to knowledge, scheduled to launch in 2022. Interns will assist the Director with gathering data on the publishing industry, developing a communications strategy in tandem with the international office of the GFK in Paris (including a website and social media), and preparing and executing a media campaign for the GFK (mailing lists, social media, press releases, etc). They will share responsibility for identifying and contacting key players (authors, publishers, distributors, associations) in preparation of the fund’s launch. French language a plus. Interns will have access to professional development opportunities, including professional workshops and trainings led by LWB US team members as well as conferences and webinars.
Libraries Without Borders (LWB US) is looking for hardworking, resourceful, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals to join our team as Research and Design Interns. If you’re interested in applying user research, data, and human-centered design to promote digital equity and community empowerment, we welcome you to apply.
Research and Design interns will support the Director of Education/Deputy Director by designing research that strengthens and improves user experiences across LWB US’s existing programs, and drives the development of new projects aligned with the organization’s mission. We are looking for individuals familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods who can leverage their findings to inform design decisions. The right candidates will be excellent communicators who are hungry to learn and passionate about expanding access to information and education to those who need it most, particularly individuals living on the margins of society. A willingness to l earn and ingenuity are far more important than prior experience i n the field. Our ideal candidate would work part time or commit to 20-25 hours/week for 15 weeks to ensure you gain a practical understanding of the organization and develop the skills needed to carry out this work beyond your internship.