Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Calling all changemakers! CHOICE Humanitarian is powered by a strong network of volunteers and interns around the world, contributing vital skills, enthusiasm and support for our mission and vision. We offer a range of unpaid internships and skilled volunteer opportunities. Are you looking for the opportunity to gain nonprofit experience while making a global difference? To offer your services, please apply for one or more of our available intern/volunteer positions.

 

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Time Commitment

Volunteer Positions
Hours: Min of 2 hours/week
Duration: 2 months or more

Internships
Hours: Min of 10 hours/week
Duration: 3 months
(1 academic semester or more)

All volunteer and intern positions are unpaid.

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Requirements & Qualifications

1) Resume, Cover Letter, References

2) Depending on position, writing samples may be required

3) High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills

4) Ability to work independently or on a small team

 

Available Positions:

Corporate and Community Impact  E-commerce Manager  Expeditions  Field Financial Auditor  Field Intern  Graphic Designer  Membership Program  Photo Organizer  Photographer / Videographer  Social Media Marketing  Special Events  Translator  Volunteer Coordinator

 


 

Corporate & Community Impact

Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible)

Position: In HQ office & remote (as needed)

The Corporate & Community Impact program is a premier fundraising mechanism for CHOICE Humanitarian. In this position, you will assist the Corporate Impact team in a variety of ways, such as preparing presentations, drafting monthly communications, connecting corporate partners to sponsorship opportunities, and thanking partners in unique and meaningful ways.

Skills:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, but not required
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills (Google Drive, Microsoft Suite)
  • Excellent English/Grammatical skills
  • Personable
  • Creative

 

Duties:

  • Assist in preparing presentations for visits to corporate partners
  • Draft monthly communications to corporate partners using a template
  • Help expand the corporate donor base (introduce CHOICE to new potential partners)
  • Work with C&C Impact Team to find sponsors for CHOICE Signature Events
  • Brainstorm creative and meaningful ways to thank & engage corporate partners

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two references
  • Writing sample
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E-Commerce Manager

Hours per week: 2-6, depending on event

Position: SLC, Utah and/or remote

Do you love all things shopping, including product set up, customer experience, and of course receiving products? Our fundraising team would love help reorganizing and reenergizing our store.

Skills:

  • Familiar with Shopify preferred
  • Ability to learn new systems and products in a timely manner
  • Highly organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Have strong computer proficiency & is internet savvy
  • High ethical standards

 

Duties:

  • Creating and managing product listings on web store
  • Experience taking product photography (does not need to be high-end photography)
  • Support Store Marketing initiatives to drive traffic to our store, including paid media, email and banner ads

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two references
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Expeditions

Position: SLC, Utah (In Office)

Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible)

CHOICE’s Expedition Program is a social enterprise that facilitates in-country seminars and volunteer humanitarian expeditions with over 20 community-managed projects in all 7 countries each year. In 2017 nearly 700 participants, including families, friends, adventure travelers, donors, and corporate partners, went out to have a transparent exposure to the work we do, to learn from community leaders, to support a phase of a project communities are managing, and to better understand, together with community members, what it means to be equal global citizens. Expeditions are an organic mix of humanitarian service, learning, and intercultural exchange. The experience is rough, tiring, educating, adventurous, life-changing, and sustainable. Our expedition program not only funds the projects each trip supports but also hundreds of other community-led projects across the globe.

CHOICE does not do development through expeditions but rather allows expeditions to support and accelerate the development taking place by community leaders in our project areas.

Skills:

  • Ideal candidate would be an upper division university or college student with a strong interest in International Development
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish strongly desired, but not required
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Acute attention to detail, particularly with the entry and management of participant data, website information, and payments
  • Must be computer literate in MS Office and the Google Suite
  • Experience with data entry/management is desired, though not required
  • Must be organized and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of foreign cultures, travel requirements, destinations, and procedures
  • Should have the ability to work well in a busy, flexible team environment and demonstrate a willingness to follow through with assigned tasks
  • Strong preference given to those individuals who have already experienced an expedition with CHOICE, or are familiar with NationBuilder or CVENT

 

Duties:

  • The consistent and up-to-date management of all participant data and payments, including the collection, entry, and organization of all required travel documents, applications, medical info and fee payments.
  • Auditing expedition documentation for accuracy and completeness
  • Uploading participant information into NationBuilder and Expeditions Database regularly
  • Preparing participant thank you/tax letters for their donations on a regular basis
  • Updating trip-specific expedition websites
  • Preparing participant travel resources, including the design of country itineraries, fact sheets, project information sheets, orientation materials, post-expedition surveys, and pre-departure resources
  • Helping to plan and carry out Expedition Orientation and Reunion meetings
  • Other assignments as needed

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two references
  • Writing sample
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Field Financial Auditor

Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible)

Position: Remote or in office

This person will assist our Field financial department to check and randomly review some of our field financials that are received monthly at our Headquarters in West Jordan. Information would be sent to you via email and/or you could come to our offices and work with both our Accounting and Field Communications Departments. You would be responsible for collecting, reviewing, and filing our field team financials that come to us from Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Kenya, and Nepal. You would also work with the Accountant directly and especially during Audit season to make sure that all data from the Field Centers is available to the Independent Auditors that audit our financials every year.

Skills:

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred, but not required
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles
  • Has a good working and practical knowledge of MS Excel
  • Attention to financial detail
  • Understands simple financial spreadsheets and other financial tools
  • Well organized / QuickBooks proficiency is helpful but not required

 

Duties:

  • Receive, file, and check for accuracy financial data from our Field Centers
  • Help prepare and gather information necessary for the organization’s annual audit
  • Work with all of our Field Center Financial departments to ensure compliance with the CHOICE Financial Policy

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two references
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Field Intern

Our CHOICE Field teams are usually looking for a unique and specific skill set that can meet their current needs. If you have a desire to serve a Field Internship for CHOICE, and you meet the needs and requirements outlined below, we invite you to apply. We will then look at the current needs of our country teams and advise you on what is available.

Language: If your desire is to serve in a Latin American country, you must be fluent in Spanish. If your desire is to serve either in Nepal or Kenya, English speakers will do fine

Funding: All our field internships are self-funded – Interns are required to either find a sponsor of their internship or self-fund the expenses associated with airfare, food and lodging, transportation, and food. Sometimes our field teams can help interns with lodging. 

Culture: All interns are required to learn, understand, and respect the country’s culture that they will be serving in 

Vetting process: All applicants are required to fill out a CHOICE Internship application and be vetted by personal interviews both at our headquarters in West Jordan and by video conference with our In-Country Director of the country where the internship will take place.

Health: All applicants would need to ensure that their healthcare needs are taken care of and that they have sufficient resources available to provide any healthcare in the event of illness and/or accident while in the country.

Passport: A valid US passport is required. Interns are required to attain a VISA from the country they are traveling to and that it be valid throughout the stay.

Immunizations: Your international travel immunizations need to be current and reflect the requirements of the country you are traveling to.

Liability: Applicant assumes all liability for travel and stay in the foreign country and will need to sign a liability release form that releases CHOICE Humanitarian of any personal or property liability.

A Sample of Duties and Responsibilities: May assist with a variety of projects, including impact investing and economic development. Projects that require business and finance skills, including financial modeling and creating business plans, are normally an ideal skill set for an internship position. Other responsibilities may include fundraising, photography, videography, marketing, and assisting with office operations. Interns need to be open to performing other tasks as determined by the local leadership of the organization. Skills related to healthcare, education, engineering, and the environment could also be considered.

Specific Skills: Many of our field centers have unique and specific skills they are looking for. These tend to vary depending on the country and their needs. If you have a unique skill set and wish to be considered, please share that with us in the application process.

Decision Process: The final decision for all applicants, after the vetting process, is based on the feedback we receive from our Country Director. 

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Graphic Designer

Hours per week: 5-10

Position: SLC, Utah and/or remote

Do you love designing infographics and flyers? Can you create inspirational memes to share on social media? Do you enjoy curating images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram? Are you interested in producing educational and marketing materials that helps end extreme poverty? We have a wide range of tools and channels to spread awareness and raise critical funds for the CHOCIE Humanitarian mission, vision, and impact — all over the world.

Skills:

  • Computer skills
  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Works well on a team or independently
  • Experience with Canva and/or PicMonkey
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3-5 work samples
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Membership Program Manager                

Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible)

Position: In CHOICE HQ Office

The Village is a recently launched membership program that serves a twofold purpose: (1) to bring constituents into a global community working towards the same cause and (2) to create a base of recurring revenue for CHOICE Humanitarian. This program enables CHOICE to spread their impact and stay connected with key donors. The Membership Program Manager will largely be in charge of this program, from helping to market it to assembling the welcome kits to drafting regular communications. If you are detail-oriented, organized, and interested in fundraising, this is the position for you! Learn more about The Village at choicehumanitarian.org/membership

Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Well organized
  • Creative
  • Computer skills (newsletter creation, etc.)
  • Excellent English/Grammatical skills
  • Phone/Conversationalist skills
  • Spanish language abilities preferred, but not required

 

Duties:

  • Assemble all Welcome Kits for The Village Membership Program
  • Draft member newsletters (quarterly, ICYMI)
  • Assist with transitioning recurring donors into the membership program
  • If possible, be available for major events to help sell the program
  • Help develop marketing initiatives to push the membership program/increase membership

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two references
  • Writing sample
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Photo Organizer

Hours per week: 2-10

Position: SLC, UT and/or Remote

We have many wonderful photos saved in Dropbox .We need someone who would enjoy sorting and labeling photos and folders to make it easy to find just the photo we are looking for. Photos are such an important way to tell the world what we do. This important position will help CHOICE Humanitarian catalog our many photos, so we can tell the best stories possible.

Skills:

  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Visual (photography experience a plus!)

 

Duties:

  • Preview photos from Dropbox and select the best stories for marketing and promotional uses
  • Upload photos into Ficker
  • Add multiple tags to each photo making them easier to find when needed for reports or promotional material.
  • Knowledge of Dropbox and Flicker suggested but not necessary.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
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Photographer / Videographer

Hours per week: Varies/flexible

Position: In HQ office &/or remote

Is Humans of New York one of your favorite blogs? Can you take inspiring photographs of people in a range of lighting conditions? Can you make 2-3 minute videos that inspire people to support and understand the work of CHOICE Humanitarian? 

Skills:

  • High ethical standards
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Instagram preferable

 

Duties:

  • Take photos locally and/or internationally (travel expenses not included)
  • Create short and inspiring videos about various aspects of our mission and business model

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Samples of photos and/or a video made by you
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Social Media Marketing Strategy

Hours per week: 3-5 (flexible)

Position: In HQ office & remote (as needed)

Do you tweet and use Facebook every day, all day? Is Instagram your BFF? Is building social community so ingrained you just can't stop? The position will help grow CHOICE’s presence on Internet-based social networks by engaging our members through competitions, contests, and campaigns.

Skills:

  • Be familiar with popular social media platforms
  • Proficient in creating presentations
  • Proficient at digging for information on the web
  • Familiarity with Canva and PicMonkey helpful but not required
  • Ability to think and write creatively
  • Be able to collaborate with others as well as work alone
  • Be an innovator and figure out ways to get things done better

 

Duties:

  • Plan social media strategies
  • Create and monitor posts
  • Develop reports and presentations
  • Conduct secondary research

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two references
  • Writing sample
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Special Events

Hours per week: 5-15, depending on time of year

Position: SLC, Utah

Skills:

  • An interest in events management and corporate fundraising
  • Determination to make the event a success;
  • Ability to respond proactively to new opportunities;
  • Strong research skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work well with staff and other volunteers as part of a team but also on your own initiative.

 

Duties:

  • Supporting the Events Coordinator in organizing 3 annual fundraising events
  • Securing sponsorship from local businesses
  • Carrying out research to identify individuals and companies who could be targeted to attend events
  • Securing live and silent auction items
  • Volunteering at the events, managing a variety of tasks

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
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Translator (Spanish to English and English to Spanish)

Hours per week: 2-10

Position: SLC, UT and/or remote

We work with five Latin American countries that generate some amazing impact stories, reports, etc. We rely on volunteers to translate these so we can spread the word about people who are no longer living in extreme poverty.

Skills:

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Time sensitive

 

Duties:

  • Translate impact stories
  • Translate other critical and time-sensitive documents

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
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Volunteer Coordinator

Hours per week: 2-12

Position: SLC, Utah

The volunteer coordinator for CHOICE Humanitarian plays a vital role in ending extreme poverty. The work of ending poverty in seven countries requires stellar volunteers and a kick-butt person to manage them. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter. This job will have near full oversight of the program. So if you’re an experienced manager and the type of person who believes that managing is a calling, skill, and an art then give us a shout out.

Skills:

  • Good communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to commit to a long-term arrangement
  • Attention to detail / professional attitude
  • Able to have fun and a desire to learn and improve processes and tools
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently along with strong time management and organizational skills
  • Previous volunteer management experience a plus

 

Duties:

  • Responsible for implementing the volunteer recruitment plan with universities
  • Manage, at any given time, 5-10 part time volunteers
  • Plan and conduct volunteer orientation meetings
  • Scheduling, coordinating, follow up on all volunteer activities
  • Maintain updated records of past volunteers who want to stay connected aka just can’t get enough of the thrill of ending extreme poverty
  • Track volunteer’s hours and enter volunteers into database
  • Work with staff to create appropriate job descriptions to fit their needs
  • Create and implement key aspects of the volunteer experience including recruitment, orientation, retention, and recognition for both long‐term and episodic volunteers

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two references

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