Internships at Shared Hope International allow emerging leaders to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional, non-profit environment. Shared Hope interns are usually undergraduate students looking to make a difference and expand their understanding of the issues surrounding sex trafficking, sex tourism, and policy change. Interns are asked to commit between 24 and 32 hours per week during the course of the semester internship. Hours offer some flexibility, depending on program and course requirements. Course credit is available. All internships are unpaid but offer a monthly travel stipend depending on number of in-office hours completed each month.
Interns at the Washington, DC office primarily assist with projects connected to our various programs. Interns assist in a wide range of tasks including (but not limited to) communications, media relations, public awareness, research, program development, and public policy. Internships are less than 25% administrative tasks, and consist of information gathering, policy projects, staff support, event planning and logistics, design, writing projects, and occasionally a special project. These special projects are designed and completed by the intern with staff guidance. This provides interns with a solid portfolio piece and experience in what project development and management looks like in a small NGO (non-government organization). Interns have the opportunity to take part in local awareness events, press conferences, Congressional hearings/briefings, roundtable discussions, symposiums, and other events in the anti-trafficking community that encourages them to network with leading professionals.
Although less frequent, internship opportunities also arise in our Vancouver, WA office.
To apply for an internship with Shared Hope International, please submit the following information:
- Cover Letter: state your goals for an internship term of service with Shared Hope International, and specifically answer each of the following questions:
- What is your experience with the issues of trafficking, forced prostitution, or sex tourism?
- How would working with Shared Hope assist in the advancement of your professional career, and what do you hope to gain from your experience?
- What relevant skills do you have? (Please especially note if you have research and analysis, database management, organizational, language, and/or computer skills.)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Recommendation Letter: Please include one professional or academic recommendation letter and the contact information for your reference.
To Submit Your Application
- For Washington, DC internships, please send an email with your cover letter, resume and recommendation letter to Camryn Perterson firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 703-351-8062.
- For Vancouver, WA internships, please send an email with your cover letter, resume and recommendation letter to Marissa Gunther (email@example.com). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 360-693-8100.
Spring semester- November 15
Summer semester- April 15
Fall semester- July 22