What if you had the opportunity to intern with a well-known, international development organization no matter where in the United States you live? What if this internship also taught you how to develop, plan, and manage a campaign to end extreme poverty from the ground up?
Did we mention that you could also: set your own hours; intern from Starbucks, the library, or even your dorm room (in your pajamas, I might add)?!
The ONE Campus Internship, open to any current college student in the US, is an on-campus field organizing opportunity meant to equip students with leadership tools and skills to be effective organizers in the fight against extreme poverty. Doesn’t matter whether you’re brand new to ONE or you’re a seasoned pro: ONE Campus staff will get you set up with everything you need to lead a team of your peers and change the world right from campus. If your school doesn’t have a ONE chapter, we’ll teach you how to start one
We think it’s pretty rad, but don’t take our word for it. To find out what students thought about our internship program, we checked in with some former ONE Campus interns. Here’s what they had to say about their experience interning with ONE…
Q: “What are some of the benefits of doing a remote internship?”
A: “It’s so convenient. Plus it gives you the ability to intern with a global organization without having to be in a city like DC. Internships like that are really hard to come by in a city like Ann Arbor.”
-Rob Dickinson, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Q: “What kind of real-world work experience do you think you gained from this internship?”
A: “I learned how to organize and lead others. That’s something that is so valuable no matter what job you end up having—people will respect you more because you are a leader.”
-Brittney Frederick, Carthage College
Q: “What specific components of the on-campus internship do you feel helped you to hone your experience in international development?”
A: “Energy poverty is such a specific issue that falls under international development, so presenting on energy poverty throughout the university helped me learn more about the subject matter at hand and helped me educate my fellow peers.”
-Yasmeen Bankole, Syracuse University
Q: How did your ONE Campus internship help to shape/inform your future career plans?
A: “My internship increased the scope of knowledge I have about international development, and this information and experience led me to plan for a career in global health policy and population based public health.”
-Ashley Horne, University of Iowa
Sounds way better than a coffee-running and envelope-stuffing internship, right?
Click here to check out the internship curriculum and requirements and APPLY to be an official ONE Campus intern by September 5th, 2014.
Are your college days long gone? Encourage a college student you know to apply today!