Internship Program

Our Internship Program is designed for students seeking to develop spiritually and professionally. Interns at Hope Inspire Love enjoy the benefits of a challenging and meaningful experience while working in a spiritually nurturing environment.

Our interns use their talents and skills in a variety of areas within our organization, from communications to marketing, advertising to writing, and from photography to graphic design. We invest in our interns both professionally and personally, and they are able to build skills through hands-on experiences. Come join us in fighting to put an end to human trafficking and sexual exploitation!

We have several internship opportunities that you can apply for.

As a rising sophomore, junior or senior in college or graduate student, choosing an internship is an important decision. Your desire to build your resume with valuable skills for future employment—gain new perspectives, developing career-shaping experience in your chosen field, and making lasting friendships with other young adults who share your passion and values to create positive change—that’s what Hope Inspire Love’s Internship Program is all about. Course credit is available. All internships are unpaid.

Internship Opportunities

Graphic Arts & Digital Media
Design graphics for web, print, and digital use in different areas of communication and marketing of the organization. Create print and digital materials that support active projects and programs. Proficiency with Mac OS, expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop). 1-2 years of graphic design experience is a must (a portfolio will be required).

Photography
Photograph apparel and products, culture photos, and promotional photos for use in digital platforms such as online advertising and social media, as well as print, and website related imaging. Photo editing in Lightroom and post production skills are necessary. Photography experience is a must (a portfolio will be required).

Communications & Marketing
Create new marketing resources and tactics, and formulate new campaigns with strategic initiatives. Schedule, manage, and send email marketing messages, e-newsletters, and event invitations as well as develop creative PR campaigns and track media outreach and performance. You will also perform other helpful tasks related to messaging for the organization. Candidates will ideally be pursuing a degree in Marketing or Communications, or relevant degree such as Business Administration or Advertising.

Social Media
Create, engage, and post to social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Help tell the story of the organization through visual (graphics, photos) and written communications that engage our followers. Candidates must understand how to engage and target users on all platforms and periodically take pictures, as well as help create visual materials required for events and marketing efforts. Candidates must be able to research and write compelling content for blog posts, e-newsletters, marketing material, and social media posts.

Videography/Video Production
Assist in creating engaging video content for social platforms. Script/write, plan (pre-production), shoot, and edit videos to tell the story of the organization. Develop and create visual storytelling across multiple platforms using both videography and some photography to inform and engage the organization’s audiences and support the communication and marketing goals. Understanding of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop is required, as well as proficiency with videography (samples of videos shot and edited will be required).

Fundraising & Development
Assist potential donors, work in a fundraising CMR database, catalog inventory, work on appeals (mail merging, stuffing, tracking, quality control). Develop strategies for short, medium, and long-term outreach and resource mobilization. Research potential sources of funding and identify opportunities to expand strategic partnerships, as well as data entry and donor cultivation administration. Help draft copy and donor-related language to be used on social media posts to raise visibility and engage with prospective and existing partners. Candidates will ideally be pursuing a degree in Accounting or Business, Nonprofit Management or Finance, or a relevant degree such as Marketing or Political Science.

Blogger/Writer/Copy Editor
Do you love to write and express yourself with words and storytelling? This intern will help us blog about different topics of interest related to the anti-human trafficking movement as well as help us write, copy edit, and share the Hope Inspire Love story to donors and followers (a written sample will be required).

NOTE: All of the above internship opportunities include events. Some events are on weeknights or weekends.

Intake Dates & Deadlines

Spring: February 1, 2022 – April 15, 2022
• Applications Open – October 15, 2022
• Application Deadline – January 15, 2022

Summer Internship: May 27, 2022 – August 21, 2022
• Applications Open – February 1, 2022
• Application Deadline – April 15, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Any applications submitted before or after the open and close dates may not be considered for the desired applied term.

Upon submission of the online application, applicants will receive an emailed packet of information regarding the Internship and next steps.