Amazing CHirp Internship Opportunity!

  1. A.      CHiRP (Citizens Helping in Reducing Poverty) Force Intern Description:

The CHiRP Force intern will act as a regional broadcaster on social media platforms for Oikocredit USA. Interns will work remotely as part of a national team of 10 interns reporting to the Social Media Team Leader (SMarT Leader) located in Washington, DC. CHiRP Force interns will gain valuable exposure to the world of investing in microfinance. Intern duties include:

  • interacting on social media to generate awareness of the strategic areas in which we inves
  • attending/assisting with local events in your area; blogging on topics such as fair trade, women’s empowerment, microloans, economic development, cooperatives, and environmental sustainability
  • Creating media for specific regional needs/events (such as editing own video files or podcasts)
  • Researching and compiling information about Oikocredit partners, Statistics, Regional News, Industry News, Ways to Invest, Local Events, Photos, Videos, Client Stories, etc. to be used in social media
  • Reporting to the Social Media Team Leader located in Washington, DC on all assignments and working in collaboration with other CHiRP interns.

Time Commitment/Compensation:

CHiRP interns are expected to spend an average of 10 hours/week depending on scheduling of assignments with the SMarT Leader.  The hours may be distributed over a period of two days (either two weekdays, or one weekday and one day on the weekend). The position is volunteer and therefore, unpaid, although university credit can be arranged. The minimum time commitment for each intern is 3 months (due to training requirements and consistency). 

An incentive to intern for a longer amount of time is that the subsequent SMarT Leader may be chosen from the pool of current CHiRP interns who have been committed to their position with OikocreditUSA for 3+ months. This CHiRP intern will be invited to Washington, DC to complete a summer internship with Oikocredit USA, providing them the opportunity to interact with other microfinance professionals and organizations such as Mftransparency, Women Advancing Microfinance (W.A.M.), and Grameen Foundation.

To apply, please send a resume as well as a written response to the following prompt:  Write a short (800 word) conversational piece on one of the following topics:


Rural Development

Impact Investing

Fair Trade

Women’s Empowerment

Contact: Alyssa Hansen, Communications Assistant (

Accepting applications until January 13, 2012


Randomville Seeks Interns! Wow…this sounds like a great place!

 Randomville is a national, pop culture webzine that has been around for over seven years. We have writers and editors all over the country and draw readership from all over the U.S. and beyond. Through mostly word of mouth, we have grown to become an established and credible indie online webzine, with an ever-growing unique visitor count each month. We are routinely invited to some of the biggest festivals in the country and in

2009 we were named  #7 on the Top 20 Music Blog Websites by

 Below is a list of duties that we are looking for in an intern.

 –     Article editing

  –    Update our Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and Messageboards accounts each time we have a new story, song, video, news, etc.

   –  Seek out more friends on these sites.

    –  Send out press releases

    –  Seek and discover more community interaction sites like messageboards, etc. This includes posting our articles on messageboards or fan clubs of subjects we have mentioned.

    –  Seek and contact bands, festivals, corporations, record labels, events, businesses to advertise with us.

    –  Post Craigslist ads all over the world looking for writers/editors.

    –  Answer applicants with a screening process, info, etc.

   –  Post new songs/albums for review, and then be the relay between the publicist and our writer.

    –  Update music/video players, quotes with their own info or anything we send to them.

    –  Submit Quick Shot stories that are interesting tidbits in-between our regular articles (ex. Famous birthdays, concert tour updates, interesting videos, a new website people need to know about, etc.)

  –  Add Amazon affiliate products to articles

  –  Repair broken articles that have coding issues from a server change over.

    –  Do research on possible advertising or article avenues for our website.

 With us, a student can expect to gain experience in work with WordPress (our website application), Open X (our banner ad application), SMF (our messageboard application), HTML and coding. Knowledge of story editing, writing, and creative thinking will be learned and a student will be introduced to the world of PR/ Marketing and Advertising with us as well.

 If a student feels like only certain aspects of this job would be appealing or a best suit for them, then we will work with the student to make this partnership happen. Where the student lives is not important, however daily access to an email account is required.

 For more information, contact:

Mackenzie McAninch, Owner


Mutliple Internships @ Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington

There are some great winter quarter internship opportunities available at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, a non-profit organization located in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood right off Rainier Avenue at Weller Street (within walking distance from SU). In particular, they are looking for a Communications and Marketing Intern, in addition to others. See below…


The Japanese Cultural and Community Center is accepting applications for winter quarter interns!

JCCCW is looking for intern applicants who are college students or recent graduates interested in our winter quarter program (approx. January – March). Interns are required to commit at least 10 hours a week to JCCCW. Internship hours should be scheduled within our normal office hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. You may occasionally be asked to help with evening or weekend events as they come up.

 Available Internship types

-Communications and Marketing Internship

Duties may include media relations, working on both the print newsletter and e-newsletter, helping to update the website, social media, implementing a communications plan, along with many other important aspects of being part of our dedicated communications team. Experience with HTML coding and social media preferred. Japanese Language ability a plus.

 -Programming Internship

Programming Interns will be responsible for providing support to any of our many programs, such as Japanese Conversation Club, NW Nikkei Museum, Nikkei Genealogy, Yuji’s Omusubi, Special Events, etc. This is a great opportunity for an intern to gain valuable skills in program planning and coordination. Duties may also include general office work and other administrative tasks.

 -Fund Development Internship

Working with the development team, an intern will learn how a non-profit organization runs and gain experience in fund development. Duties will include letter and grant drafting, data entry, filing, researching funding opportunities, etc. The development intern will provide invaluable support to the development team at JCCCW. Must be very organized and detail-oriented. Experience with database work, specifically Raiser’s Edge, preferred.

 -Nikkei Bunko(Japanese Language Library) Internship

Library interns will assist in taking in new donated books, cataloging and barcoding. They will also help library visitors find books and check in returned items.  Internship shifts for this position are primarily on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Must have at least intermediate Japanese language skills, fluency preferred.