Programs and Publishing Internship
City: Minneapolis, MN
Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis based, nationally growing nonprofit that connects immigrants and their communities through multimedia storytelling. We record the first person narratives of immigrants, and publish them in books, online, and in traveling exhibits. So far we have recorded the stories of immigrants who are originally from over 120 countries and who now reside in Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, California, North Dakota, Georgia and Wisconsin.
Our programming is designed to empower educational institutions, community groups, and individuals alike to acquire first person perspectives about immigrants’ lives, to foster empathy and build appreciation for the immigrant experience in America. Over a million and a half people have experienced our content so far. Learn more and watch our videos at www.greencardvoices.org
Green Card Voices is currently seeking a Programs and Publishing Fall intern (2019) to support the program’s staff in print production, marketing, and administration. We offer an exciting opportunity to learn about working with a national book distributor and about our unique book editing and publishing process.
Some responsibilities could include:
– Work closely with the Green Card Voices Program Manager to support administrative work and other programs logistics
– Correspond with potential book partners, institutions that want to rent exhibits or host a book reading
– A few times a month, help transport Green Card Voices traveling exhibits
Book Process and Publishing
– Put together sponsorship packets for upcoming publications
– Researching sponsors, foundations and schools for future book projects
– Assist the Program Manager in coordinating book readings and other publishing events
– Help coordinate remote volunteers to transcribe interviews and edit books
– Assist the Executive Director and Program Manager in communications with Ingram/Consortium (the national distributor)
– Attend weekly team meetings and take notes
– General office support (phone calls, mailing, filing, copying)
– Working directly with Program Manager to support overall organization needs
Duration of the internship:
15-25 hours a week, and it will run from Mid-September 2019 through Mid-December (2019)
Stipend based on qualifications, number of hours and months worked. Published work for resume/portfolio.
Qualifications or requirements
– Background or interest related in a subject (English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Publishing, Non-fiction, Immigration – Advocacy, Story-telling, Non-profit Organizations, etc.)
– Excellent writing and communication skills and strong work ethic
– Knowledge Google Drive, Drop Box, Excel, and PowerPoint required
– Excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively with program staff and potential partners
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to Program Manager, Julie Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line, “Programs and Publishing Fall Internship” as the subject line. We will be hiring on a rolling basis with interviews beginning on September 9th.