Dear prospective intern,
We are very excited that you are considering working with Bridges Across Borders! BRIDGES is an international non-profit organization based out of the Gainesville area. We run a variety of projects all across the Americas, and encompass everything from ecology to community development. For more information on our projects, please continue to explore our website.
BRIDGES internships can be anything you want them to be. We know that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and we would prefer to tailor your internship to fit exactly what you are best at doing. Please view our list of possible internship positions below.
We are currently seeking assistance in our USA Office, located about 15 miles northeast of Gainesville in the rural community of Graham. Despite the inconvenience of distance, we offer a relaxed, informal work environment in a lovely, tranquil setting. We also offer very flexible scheduling, including possible overnight accommodations, in order to minimize travel.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you!
– Bridges Across Borders
As an administrative assistant, you will be responsible for various tasks around the office. The administrative assistant will work directly with Carol Mosley, the US director of BRIDGES. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: checking and responding to emails, filing, answering the telephone, printing and creating BRIDGES literature, and any other unforeseen tasks that may arise.
BRIDGES is seeking a Grant Writing intern as well. During these times of economic hardship it is essential that BRIDGES is able to finance our projects even when private donations are few. If you are interested in learning about grant-writing and working on a variety of grant proposals, BRIDGES would be very happy to work with you.
TECH/COMPUTER PERSON (OR WEBSITE MAINTENANCE)
As our all-around tech person, you would be responsible for the maintenance of our new website. We have many materials and articles that need to be posted to the site, so the bulk of this internship would deal directly with that. The website is edited using wordpress, so any knowledge of that program would be nice. In addition, we would like to have someone with a general knowledge of HTML, but any computer knowledge would be great.
VOLUNTEER, FUNDRAISING, & EVENTS COORDINATOR
If you prefer hands-on experience, perhaps you would enjoy being our volunteer, fundraising, and events coordinator intern. BRIDGES puts on many events and fundraisers throughout the year and is always looking for exciting new ideas to get our name and projects out there. If you are creative, friendly, and organized, then BRIDGES would be happy to have you as our intern in this area!
BRIDGES INTERNET OUTREACH FROM HOME
The intern holding this position would work from home, for the most part. One of BRIDGES’ goals is to create and maintain relationships with other organizations who have missions similar to ours. The Outreach intern would be responsible for organizing “link swaps” with other organization’s websites. Also, perhaps most importantly, we would like to focus on using the full capabilities of the internet to gain awareness about BRIDGES’ projects and programs. We will supply you with PDF files of all relevant BRIDGES literature.
COORDINATION FOR PROJECTS ABROAD – Spanish speaker preferred
If you choose to apply for this internship, it is advised that you have prior knowledge about BRIDGES’ projects. This job would provide you the opportunity to work with any of BRIDGES’ particular projects and make recommendations to improve them or make them run more efficiently. This would require working directly with Carol Mosley, the US director of BRIDGES, and keeping close contact (through email or phone conversations) with the people running our projects on the ground.