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FAIR Summer Internship Program

The Foundation Against Racism & Intolerance (FAIR) hosts a full-time summer internship program for highly motivated and open-minded undergraduate students and recent graduates. Ideal candidates value curiosity, compassion, and courage, have excellent communication and leadership skills, and show a passion for FAIR’s pro-human values and vision. This internship provides students with real-world experience in a non-partisan, dynamic, and mission-driven organization, while also empowering students to develop resources and become ambassadors for FAIR’s mission. This internship comes with a $2,000 stipend.

 

Interns work with a specific FAIR team to assist with new and ongoing projects, as well as attend weekly team meetings. As a cohort, interns also attend lunch & learns and seminars with thought leaders who promote our pro-human mission. Positions are available in the following departments:

 

          Marketing

          Media Production

          Social Media & Communications

          Community Engagement

          Education

          Diversity

          Development & Partnerships

          Information Technology

          Program Management

 

Applications for the 2022 FAIR Summer Internship are now closed. Please watch this space for information about upcoming internship opportunities.

Marketing

As an intern with FAIR Marketing, you will work with the Director of Marketing and the Marketing Coordinator to spread the word about FAIR’s pro-human approach. You will learn how to conduct and report on market research and prepare presentations and collateral to promote and sell FAIR products and services.
 
Responsibilities
  • Perform market analysis and research.
  • Assist with daily administrative duties.
  • Design and present new social media campaign ideas.
  • Prepare detailed promotional presentations.
  • Help plan and host marketing events.
  • Research and analyze competitor marketing and digital content.
  • Help create mock-ups, email campaigns, and social media content.
 
Additional Qualifications
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate course for business, marketing, communications, or a similar field.
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and social media platforms is a plus.
  • Good understanding of the latest marketing trends and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for marketing.
 

Media Production

Responsibilities
As an intern with FAIR Media Production, you will work with the Director of Media Production on preparing videos for release by reviewing exports, preparing subtitle files, and uploading to various platforms. Additional work may include:
  • Assisting in the research and writing of FAIR’s videos.
  • Editing short web videos
  • Finding and pulling video clips from FAIR Advisory Board members and others for posting on social media.
  • Compiling video and social media analytics for analysis.
  • Depending on the intern’s location and FAIR’s event schedule, possibly assisting in the filming of live events.
  • Assisting with organization and progress tracking for FAIR’s video production programs.
Additional Qualifications
  • Adobe Premiere strongly preferred.
  • Video editing and video graphics experience strongly preferred.
  • Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe and experience with Sony professional cameras preferred.
  • Adobe Audition preferred
  • Color correction experience preferred

Social Media and Communications

Responsibilities
As an intern with FAIR Social Media/Communications, you will work with the communications team to develop, brainstorm, and draft social posts promoting our Substack articles, YouTube videos, podcast episodes, events, webinars, and announcements. You will also research various media channels for potential FAIR-aligned content to promote and share, as well as assist Social Media Team members with campaigns, and establishing a presence across all social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
 
Additional Qualifications
  • Strong awareness of and experience with social media platforms and messaging trends
  • A passion for FAIR’s pro-human mission, and a desire to forward content that highlights our commitment to fairness, understanding, and humanity
  • An ability to convey FAIR’s nonpartisan and pro-human message to a young audience in a thoughtful, engaging, and relentlessly positive way
  • Strong communication and organizational ability, as well as a desire to take initiative and contribute ideas in a collaborative team environment

Community Engagement

The FAIR Networking and Community Engagement team sits at the heart of our grassroots pro-human organization. We bring together volunteers in regions across the country who are committed to promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.

Responsibilities
As an intern with N&CE, you will work alongside the N&CE team on a range of projects including volunteer recruitment, customer service and support, resources & training, and event management. Responsibilities may include supporting new chapters, recruiting volunteers, producing a newsletter to provide timely updates to Chapter and Network Leaders, collecting chapter strategies and success stories to inspire other chapters, promoting chapter events, maintaining a monthly calendar of FAIR’s national and chapter events, and coordinating a speakers’ bureau.
This position aligns with majors in business, education, communications, political science, social sciences, English and history.
 
Additional Qualifications
  • Effective self-starter with demonstrated time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and video conferencing software.
  • Knowledge of database and contact management software a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule — including after 5 pm and weekends — as required.

Education

Responsibilities
As an intern with FAIR in Education, you will support a full range of our educational initiatives. Responsibilities may include helping to write and edit FAIR educational materials, including the FAIRstory curriculum and FAIR Literacy program, helping to maintain the FAIR Books database and to write and edit new book summaries, researching relevant education policies and news, assisting with teacher training, and other tasks. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about FAIR’s pro-human philosophy and are excited to promote its use in classrooms everywhere. This position aligns with majors in education, English, history, philosophy, and other humanities majors.
 
Additional Qualifications
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Ability to think creatively, to identify new projects and interest areas for FAIR in Education, and to communicate your ideas clearly in writing and verbally
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Knowledge of Google apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) preferred

Diversity

As an intern with FAIR Diversity, you will work with the Director and Senior Manager to provide diversity training for internal staff, community members, and clients. You will learn what it means to incorporate our pro-human principles into your work. You will learn how to design and facilitate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops and prepare presentations. This experience is ideal for candidates who would like to learn how to create a more inclusive workspace, gain tools that enhance our common humanity, build team cohesion, and foster healthy relationships. This position aligns with majors in psychology, education, communications, organizational development, or a similar field.

Responsibilities
  • Research competitor diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
  • Assist with daily administrative duties.
  • Design and present new social media campaign ideas.
  • Prepare detailed promotional presentations.
  • Help create a playbook of frequently asked questions
  • Help plan and host director and senior manager events.
  • Help create mock-ups, email campaigns, and social media content.
Additional Qualifications
  • Proficient with the Google Suite and/or Canva, other computer software  design programs.
  • Good understanding of the latest director and senior manager trends and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for fostering healthy dialogue through fairness and understanding.
  • Comfort with social media platforms is a plus.

Development and Partnerships

As an intern with FAIR’s Development & Partnerships Team, you will work with the Director of Development and Partnerships to help identify and assess grant-giving foundation prospects, research and evaluate organizations for potential collaboration and partnerships, and help develop fundraising strategies and materials. This position aligns with a background or major in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and it will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about our pro-human mission and professional fundraising in the non-profit space.

Information Technology

As an intern with FAIR’s Office of Information Technology (OIY), you will learn how IT works at a fully remote company and gain the skills to become an IT Specialist. You will help our team access the hardware and software they need to do their jobs, and you will learn how our different business systems interact.

Responsibilities
  • Learn to use and support business tools like Salesforce, Slack, Google Suite, Asana, WordPress
  • Write documentation on IT processes, tools, and applications
  • Participate in defining, implementing, managing processes, and translating business requirements into technical design documentation
  • Participate in onboarding of new teammates and contractors
Additional Qualifications
  • Background or major in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or related field
  • Desire to constantly improve experiences and processes through technology
  • Interest in Agile project management
  • Interest in IT support, CRM development, and continuous improvement
  • Desire to solve and tackle tough problems
  • Experience asking questions and looking to understand the bigger picture
  • Experience working on multiple tasks at the same time
  • Excited to learn about new technology
  • Salesforce Administration or Development experience (preferred)
  • Fullstack .NET Development, HTML, CSS, Javascript (preferred)
  • Microsoft Office, strong familiarity with Excel (preferred)

Program Management

Responsibilities
As an intern with FAIR Program Management, you will be a valued member of the Program Management Office (PMO) where you will coordinate and lead meetings, take minutes, maintain projects within internal PM tools, and effectively communicate expectations to both stakeholders and resources. You will create project plans, maintain project timelines, objectives and key results (OKRs), and assist the organization’s stakeholders in existing and/or upcoming projects. By the end of the summer, you will have the experience of managing projects throughout the entire project lifecycle while being a vital part of executing FAIR’s pro-human, non-partisan mission.
 
Additional Qualifications
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Effective self-starter with demonstrated time management skills
  • Experience with Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and Project Management tools (Asana, ClickUp, Monday, Trello, etc.) preferred
  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in Business Management, Organizational Management, Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field