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Leadership, Intern and Volunteer Positions

heyDYK we’re a totally member-driven community? Indeed, rockstar youth like you lead all of our work, from creating campaigns to drafting social media. And we’re looking for the best and brightest to lead this community in 2017! Is that you? Read on!

We amplify the story, voice and power of global youth. Through training programs, blogging, social media, a storytelling campaign and more, we’re empowering the next generation of young global leaders. We believe that our generation has an immense amount of power and potential to change the playing field at every level.

We are an entirely virtual, volunteer community. All of our work is done by youth like you, based across the country and working on volunteer teams. We are seeking new interns and volunteers for our leadership and training campaign.

Founded as Americans for Informed Democracy in 2002, this year we’ve rebranded as AMP Global Youth. We’re growing quickly, and need amazing team members to help us do all of this. Will you join us?

Positions include:

Positions available in the following teams:

TO APPLY: Please fill out the Google form below with your information and the team(s) you are interested in working with. Click on the link above, or scroll down the page, to find the descriptions and responsibilities related to each team. If you have any questions, please email us at opportunities@aidemocracy.org.

Watch this video from Quinn, who explains the volunteer and intern programs, and then apply to join us!


 

 

SOCIAL CHANGE / TRAINING TEAM

The Social Change/ Training Team supports our popular training programs: Global Scholar, Global Leader and monthly webinars/tweetchats. The team also creates resources, blog posts and graphics on a wide range of social change, leadership, and communications topics. Team members don’t need to be experts in these areas; having a strong interest in social change and leadership development is enough! Responsibilities include:

  • CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: Creating fun and impactful training content using video, graphics, blogs and more. We talk about everything from organizing fun events, to meeting with policymakers, to writing about issues you care about.
  • TRAINING DELIVERY: Helping us pull off great on-the-ground and virtual training events.
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Expanding our powerful line-up of training content by developing additional lessons around social change, youth leadership, team building and more.

Skills and Qualifications Needed: Team members should be confident communicators and enthusiastic about leadership development, social change, and advocacy. Team members must be available for either Thursday or Sunday evening calls (Eastern), and be independent, organized and self-directed. Applicants don’t need experience having done this kind of work, but should be comfortable jumping in where needed. Team members get training and lots of ongoing support.

BLOGGING TEAM

The Global Issues Team leads conversations around the biggest global challenges facing youth through our active blog and social media. Coordinator Mary Anne explains in this video:

Specific responsibilities include:

  • WRITING: Team members dissect global challenges facing youth through writing blog posts and policy papers, creating graphics / video, and producing other engaging communications materials, which are published on our website and social media platforms.
  • EDITING (For College or Graduate Student ONLY): Will work alongside Global Issues Team Coordinator editing and writing blog posts. Must have some writing experience, may it be minimal. Please include editing/writing experience in your application, as well as article attachments if possible.

Team members participate in a robust, team-specific monthly training, designed to make them great at the skills they’ll need to succeed in the position.

Skills and Qualifications Needed: Team members should be confident communicators, strong writers, and enthusiastic about one or more global issues facing our generation. They must be available for either Thursday or Sunday evening calls (Eastern), and be independent, organized and self-directed. Applicants don’t need formal blogging experience but should be willing to learn. Team members get training and lots of ongoing support.

CAMPAIGNS TEAM

The Campaigns Team creates powerful content to build conversation and inspire change around global issues, including food justice, security, funding for international development, climate change, and interfaith understanding.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • DEVELOP CAMPAIGN STRATEGY: Work with team members to draft ideas for campaigns, petitions and communications materials including flyers, event materials, petitions, posters, graphics, and more.
  • PROMOTE CAMPAIGNS across social media, and to our broad youth network.
  • ENGAGE STUDENTS and campuses across the country around campaign goals.

Skills and Qualifications Needed: Team members should be confident communicators, strong writers, and enthusiastic about one or more global issues facing our generation. They must be available for either Thursday or Sunday evening calls (Eastern), and be independent, organized and self-directed. Applicants don’t need campaign experience but should be willing to learn. Team members get training and lots of ongoing support.

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

The Communications Team covers a wide basket of essential tasks for our community, ranging from outreach and marketing to partnerships to volunteers and social media.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing content for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. This includes finding great content, overseeing strategy for those platforms, and monitoring our effectiveness.
  • STORYTELLING: Supporting our 1000 Visions and BeGlobal campaigns, which share the stories of global youth and powerful ways to get involved in global issues.
  • BRANDING AND MARKETING: Helping get the word out about our community, members, and ways to get involved through ongoing and unique marketing campaigns.

Skills and Qualifications Needed:
 Candidates must be great communicators, organized, and able to make a commitment for the semester. We’ll provide initial and monthly training calls, as well as ongoing support. This is an exciting position for someone who wants to build strong leadership, outreach and communications skills. Applicants do not need prior experience or expertise on the issues or tools. You’ll gain both through this position. The biggest thing we’re looking for are people who are excited, want to learn, believe in our mission, and can make this commitment.

TECH TEAM

The Teach Team supports our growing online presence, in particular our website and social media platforms. Responsibilities include:

  • WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT: Developing and maintaining content for our WordPress website, including building out functionality, new tools, and SEO.
  • CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: Creating fun and impactful website content that reflects the vitality of our programs and teams, including graphics and videos (depending on skills of team members)

Skills and Qualifications Needed:
 Tech Team members should be confident and skilled at using WordPress, creating graphics and videos, and using online communicators and public speakers. This is intended to be a learning experience, so you don’t need to be an expert in any of these areas. You will receive training and support throughout your work, and participate in strategic planning meetings and retreats. You will also work with other volunteers, as well as the broader network leadership.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and short statement explaining why you’re interested in a position to: opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Indicate which position and level you’re interested in. Positions filled on a rolling basis. 

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