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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.
The ideal candidate for this position is a creative thinker with exceptional communication skills, strong time management, and the ability to prioritize tasks. They must be curious, eager to learn new skills, and willing to step out of their comfort zone. They have an interest in non-profit work with a passion to improve their own community through coalition building and grassroots organization. This candidate will also have backgrounds in communications, fundraising, graphic design, research, and data analytics. They will preferably be familiar with the San Antonio area and be a proponent for digital equity and all forms of literacy. As a crucial component of a small team, they will help advance the mission behind WALI and LWB US by playing an active and fulfilling role.
Ideal candidates are creative thinkers with strong attention to detail, exceptional communication skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time. They must be curious, organized, eager to learn new skills, flexible and forward-thinking, with backgrounds that reflect a mix of marketing, communications, fundraising, graphic design, research, data analytics, and management. Interns will work independently as well as work closely with the D.C. office to execute a cohesive communications strategy, inclusive of advocacy campaigns, media outreach, press relations, fundraising appeals, and internal as well as public-facing communications. This is the perfect internship for people who want to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector while deepening their marketing and communications skills. 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.
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.
Ideal candidates are highly organized, detail-oriented, collaborative and curious about the varied components of managing the finances of a non-profit organization. They must be able to “roll with the punches” as well as think ahead to plan and prioritize varied tasks. A background in finance, accounting, or business is preferred, but not required. Candidates must feel comfortable using Excel, Salesforce, and Quickbooks (or demonstrate a willingness to learn). This is the perfect internship for people who want to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector while deepening their skills in finance, accounting, development, and data collection. 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.