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Rockstar youth like you lead our work. We’re looking for the best and brightest to join us in 2019! Is that you? Read on!

We offer short term volunteer opportunities and semester-long internships. All of our positions are open to anyone from high school students to young professionals. Most of our positions are virtual, meaning you can work from anywhere.

Volunteers and Interns receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

To apply for a position with AMP, send us an email explaining what position you’re interested in and why, to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Please include the name of the position you’re applying for in the email subject line.

Open Positions for Summer and Fall 2019:

Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Sound Wave Producer
  2. Frequencies Contributor

Semester-Long Internships:

  1. Marketing and Outreach Intern
  2. Artist-in-Residence
  3. Social Media Intern
  4. Research Intern
  5. AMPbassador
  6. Alumni Coordinator

See below for roles and responsibilities:

SOUND WAVE PRODUCER:
Help us tell the story of global youth. The Producer is a storyteller, filmmaker and correspondent by creating a short video on a topic important to them or their community. Topics can range from interviewing a refugee, to profiling a student event, to talking about the impact of a policy on their local environment, to anything else that inspires you and is a story worth sharing. The video will be part of a new series highlighting the voice and story of global youth, called Sound Waves.

Producers can choose from a list of topics curated by AMP leadership every semester, and/or pitch their own. This work takes about 5 hours total, and requires no previous experience, expertise or equipment. The work can be performed virtually, from anywhere. The most important thing is you sharing YOUR perspective on what’s happening in this world, and what we can do about it.

More about us: AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth.

Responsibilities include:

  • CHOOSING, RESEARCHING and PREPARING A TOPIC: The Producer will work with AMP leadership to identify a relevant, interesting topic. We have a list of stories we can suggest, and you can pitch your own too. Producer will spend a couple of hours fleshing out the storyline for the piece, including gathering any relevant facts, lining up people to interview, etc. We’ll provide a template that will help you line up your story and structure the piece.
  • FILMING AND SHARING: With a good outline in place, the Producer will film the piece using their phone or tablet. Our goal is to film in one shot, so extensive additional editing isn’t required. Fiished pieces should be between 2 and 10 minutes long. AMP leadership will help review, finalize and post the piece on AMP online and social media sites. Contributor will help share online too.

Producers should be comfortable speaking on camera, and excited to learn new things. We’ll share tips and offer support for everything from story development to filming. Again: no experience, expertise or equipment is necessary. If you have an opinion or a story to tell, we want to hear it! We are a virtual organization, so Producers must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

  • This is a great chance to build skills using video, telling stories, and acting as a reporter / correspondent.
  • Producers are featured on the AMP website and social media.
  • Producers will also receive an AMP t-shirts for themself and others featured in the video.
  • Producers will be invited to join our alumni community, with access to other AMP alumni and alumni-only training and resources.

How to apply: Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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CONTRIBUTOR: FREQUENCIES
The Contributor curates content for one of our monthly Frequencies, which are packages of inspirational, educational and action-focused content around a global skill or mindset. Past frequencies have included: hope, empathy and taking action. This is a great chance to develop multimedia content around an interesting and important topic, and to gain experience with communications and outreach tools. This work takes about 10 hours total, and requires no previous experience, expertise or equipment. The work can be performed virtually, from anywhere.

Frequencies is AMP’s multimedia, next-generation education project to help changemaker youth gain knowledge, skills, and community around global citizenship. Every month we explore a new skill, value, or mindset that changes the world in some big and small way. We unpack global issues, gather wisdom from inspiring leaders, and offer concrete things you can do around each themed frequency.

A typical frequency includes:

  • A video conversation with someone interesting about the skill. For example, as part of the Hope frequency we interviewed a woman who runs an organization for families of people who are incarcerated.
  • Actions youth in our network can take at the personal, community and global levels that are related to the frequency. For example for our voting frequency we issued challenges for people to vote, and to remind five friends to vote. A frequency could also include a petition around a global issue.
  • Inspirational content to get our network thinking about the concept, for example memes, quotes and news stories.

More about us: AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth.

Responsibilities include:

  • CHOOSING, RESEARCHING and PREPARING THE FREQUENCY: The Contributor will work with AMP leadership to identify a frequency. We have a large list of potential topics you can choose from, which include concepts like compassion, problem-solving, creativity, and more. Contributor will then brainstorm and draft the inspirational, educational and action content. This will include lining up a short video interview with someone with a fresh perspective on the frequency.
  • FILMING AND SHARING: With a good outline in place, the Contributor will prepare graphics and film the video using their phone or tablet. We use a simple online graphic design program, and our goal is to film videos in one shot so extensive additional editing isn’t required. AMP leadership will help review, finalize and post the piece on AMP online and social media sites. Contributor will help share online too.

Contributors spend 5-8 hours preparing and filming their story, and working with AMP leadership to post and share it online. We’ll share tips and offer support for everything from story development to filming. Contributors should be comfortable speaking on camera, and excited to learn new things. Again: no experience, expertise or equipment is necessary. If you have an opinion or a story to tell, we want to hear it! We are a virtual organization, so Contributors must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

  • This is a great chance to build skills using video, creating graphics, crafting actions, and curating content.
  • Contributors are featured on the AMP website and social media.
  • Contributors will also receive an AMP t-shirt and stickers to share with friends.
  • They’’ll be invited to join our alumni community, with access to other AMP alumni and alumni-only training and resources.

How to apply: Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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GLOBAL EDUCATION / CURRICULUM INTERN: Summer 2019

AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth. Students lead much of our work, and we’re looking for the best and brightest in 2019! Is that you? Read on!

The Global Education / Curriculum Intern provides essential support to AMP training programs, in particular our Global Scholar and Action Lab programs. The Intern will help refine and expand existing content, and deliver it during our summer training program Global Scholar. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in social change, global issues, education, training and/or facilitation.

Responsibilities include:

  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Help expand existing curriculum components around youth leadership development, social change, and global issues. This might involve researching and/or drafting new activities, group projects, or readings. We prioritize learning through activities like simulations and group work, and the Intern will be asked to think creatively about methods to helping participants understand concepts and retain information.
  • RESEARCH: The Intern will also help research training content, for example around climate change or human rights, and support incorporating that content into our training work. This will involve scanning periodicals, journals, media and other sources for interesting content and approaches, under the guidance of program staff.
  • TRAINING PROGRAM SUPPORT: Intern will support testing and refinement of new curriculum components through our summer training program Global Scholar, as well as virtual training products we launch on our website and online throughout the school year.

AMP Interns are confident communicators; enthusiastic about leadership development, social change, and advocacy; passionate about global issues facing our generation; and dedicated to collaboration with fellow team-members. Successful applicant is a strong writer, and comfortable with finding and summarizing content and texts. We can / will teach applicant how to use these tools. We are a virtual organization, so interns must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

All team members receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

Interns work 15 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks beginning in June 2019. This overlaps with our summer training programs based at American University in Washington, D.C. Thus work will be primarily face-to-face during the month of July, and virtual in June and August.

How to apply: Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Resumes accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

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SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN: Summer 2019

AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth. Students lead much of our work, and we’re looking for the best and brightest in 2019! Is that you? Read on!

The Social Media Intern plays a key role maintaining and building our presence online, in particular through our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube profiles. This is a great opportunity to learn how to manage social media for a fast-growing organization, from creating to managing to tracking content.

Responsibilities include:

  • CONTENT CREATION: Using our existing content strategy as a guide, the Intern will capture and develop engaging and shareable content featuring our summer training programs and trainees, as well as global issues and debates. This might range from creating an Instagram story about climate change to capturing a series of short videos of our training program participants.

  • LEAD ON VIDEO DEVELOPMENT: This summer we’re particularly interested in capturing and launching video content featuring our participants, trainers and community. The Intern will lead on helping us identify great stories, capture and edit them, and promote them online through IG TV and Youtube. The Intern will also develop scripts and best practices for creating video content on the medium-term.

  • BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY: We have a large alumni network and social media reach, and the Intern will identify and develop ways to showcase the power of youth around global issues and social change. This might include profiling alumni or student leaders doing inspiring work around global issues like climate change or food security.

Our programs are growing quickly, and the Social Media intern will have the opportunity to play an essential hands-on role making sure we do an exceptional job presenting, connecting and building our brand and programs.

AMP Interns are confident communicators; enthusiastic about leadership development, social change, and advocacy; passionate about global issues facing our generation; and dedicated to collaboration with fellow team-members. Successful applicant is a strong writer, and comfortable creating graphics using tools like Canva. We can / will teach applicant how to use these tools. We are a virtual organization, so interns must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

All team members receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

Interns work 15 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks beginning in June 2019. This overlaps with our summer training programs based at American University in Washington, D.C. This position is ideally someone based in the DC Metro area, but the right candidate may also be able to perform these tasks virtually.

How to apply: Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Resumes accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

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MARKETING AND OUTREACH INTERN:

AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth. Students lead much of our work, and we’re looking for the best and brightest in 2018-19! Is that you? Read on!

The Marketing and Outreach Intern takes charge of a wide range of essential tasks that keep our community running smoothly, including identifying outreach channels, creating promotional content, refining our brand assets, and tracking promotional efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in marketing, social media and brand management.

Responsibilities include:

  1. MARKETING: Helping get the word out about all-things AMP: our community, our work, and ways to get involved. This will involve developing and tracking strategies and content, for example social media ads.
  2. OUTREACH: Leading efforts to identify and connect to students, schools, departments and experts with an interest in our work. Relationships underpin all of our efforts, and we are always trying to build our community.
  3. BRAND MANAGEMENT: Supporting the refinement and promotion of our brand, including helping update brand visuals and graphics, our website, and our social media properties.

Our programs are growing quickly, and the Marketing and Outreach intern will have the opportunity to play an essential hands-on role making sure we do an exceptional job in presenting, connecting and building our brand and programs.

AMP Interns are confident communicators; enthusiastic about leadership development, social change, and advocacy; passionate about global issues facing our generation; and dedicated to collaboration with fellow team-members. Successful applicant is a strong writer, comfortable creating graphics using tools like Canva, and comfortable with databases and spreadsheets. We can / will teach applicant how to use these tools. We are a virtual organization, so interns must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

All team members receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

Interns work 8 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are a virtual community, so intern will work virtually using their own computer. Interns are required to join weekly team calls, at times agreed upon by the entire team early in the semester.

How to apply:

Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Resumes accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

The Artist-in-Residence helps us tell the story of global youth, through art. The Artist creates 3-5 pieces on the broader theme of global youth and global citizenship, using any artist medium. Pieces will be used in AMP outreach and programs, with full credit given to the artist. To apply please send an email with a short statement and some samples of your work to opportunities@aidemocracy.org.

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RESEARCH INTERN

AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth. Students lead much of our work, and we’re looking for the best and brightest in 2018! Is that you? Read on!

The Research Intern carries out research and data collection for AMP within a specific area of focus; for example funding opportunities, market research, or educational content. The Intern will work independently to identify, organize, and make sense of information which feeds into the strategic plan of AMP. This role requires a self-motivated Intern who has attention-to-detail and a digital literacy in programs such as Google Drive. 

Responsibilities include:

  1. RESEARCH: Identifying a wide range of relevant sources of information and stakeholders online, while looking beneath and beyond easily accessible and visible information to find quality and unique data that speaks to emerging trends and patterns in the field of social change-making on and offline.
  2. DEVELOPMENT: Critically analyzing what the data tells you and how this influences the organizational strategy and programmatic activities of AMP. Contributing ideas on how AMP can utilize and leverage your research findings to make wider, deeper, and more meaningful social impact with its programing.
  3. DOCUMENTATION: Keeping records of research in an organized and logical manner, as well as communicating information in easy-to-understand formats using Google Spreadsheets for example in order to present back to AMP team members for further analysis and investigation. 

AMP Interns are confident and creative ‘search engine users’ who are enthusiastic about knowledge transfer, social change, and advocacy; passionate about global issues facing our generation; and dedicated to collaboration with fellow team-members. Successful applicant is a strong, curious and persistent internet user with a basic skill-set in data collection, entry, and handling – you do not need to have specialist technical skills to do this internship. We can / will assist the Intern with helpful research methods and ongoing analysis of data collected – both important 21st century employability skills. We are a virtual organization, so interns must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

All team members receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

Interns work 8 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are a virtual community, so intern will work virtually using their own computer. Interns are required to join weekly team calls, at times agreed upon by the entire team early in the semester.

How to apply:

Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Resumes accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

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AMPBassador INTERN

AMP Global Youth was founded by students eager to take action around global issues. Through training programs and campaigns, we amplify the voice and power of global youth. Students lead much of our work, and we’re looking for the best and brightest in 2018! Is that you? Read on!

The AMPbassador provides essential on-the-ground support for AMP’s training programs, in particular the AMP Action Lab, Active Citizens In Action, and our AMPlifier virtual trainings. The Intern will lead outreach, recruitment, and coordination in order to bring AMP’s vision, mission, and programmatic activities to their local and national context. This will involve building skills in research, communications, and self-management – and is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in social change and education.

Responsibilities include:

  1. OUTREACH: Leading efforts to identify and connect to students, schools, departments and experts with an interest in our work, as well as the active recruitment of global youth into our training programs. Relationships underpin all of our efforts as we are always trying to build our community.
  2. MARKETING: Helping get the word out about all-things AMP: our community, our work, and ways to get involved. This will involve developing and tracking strategies for promotion, for example posting content on social media and other online forums.
  3. COORDINATION: Being the point of contact between AMP and your local network, alongside organizing and implementing tasks associated with achieving goals and objectives related to our organizational strategy in your specific community and geographical region.

AMP Interns are confident communicators; enthusiastic about leadership development, social change, and advocacy; passionate about global issues facing our generation; and dedicated to collaboration with fellow team-members. Successful applicant is a strong networker, and comfortable with approaching a diverse range of stakeholders on and offline. We can / will coach and support the Intern as an AMPbassador of the organization. We are a virtual organization, so interns must be self-starters and reliable too.

Benefits of working with AMP:

All team members receive ongoing training and support. We are a hands-on network: team members build real, marketable skills (no photocopying here!). They also benefit from working with an inspired community of young global leaders committed to securing youth engagement around global challenges.

Interns work 8 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are a virtual community, so intern will work virtually using their own computer. Interns are required to join weekly team calls, at times agreed upon by the entire team early in the semester.

How to apply:

Send your resume and a statement on why you’re interested in this position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Resumes accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

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ALUMNI COORDINATOR (INTERNSHIP)

Over the years hundreds of youth have graduated from AMP training programs and/or volunteered with our community. Our alumni have gone on to do inspiring and incredible things to build a more just world. The Alumni Coordinator oversees our important work keeping alumni connected, and supporting their ongoing development as global leaders.

This is a new position in 2019, and as such the Coordinator will help craft and build our alumni program, with the goal of creating a lasting position that can transfer to new leadership each year. This position will take approximately 3 hours/week.

Responsibilities Include:

  • CREATING A SCOPE OF WORK for the Alumni Coordinator position, including 3-5 recurring and important tasks that can be achieved in about 3 hours/week.
  • COMPILING ALUMNI CONTACT INFORMATION with the help of AMP leadership.
  • POLLING ALUMNI on needs and dreams for an alumni community.
  • MAINTAINING ONLINE SPACES that support our alumni including our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

SUPPORTING ALUMNI-SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING like our spring 2019 alumni webinar series.

Benefits of working with AMP:

  • Our Alumni are our most powerful resource, and you’ll get the incredible opportunity to meet many of them and build your network.
  • You’ll also help build out one of our most essential programs, which will add lasting value to the AMP community.
  • We’ll feature you as one of our network leaders on our website and social media.

 

 

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