Not looking for a long-term commitment? We have one-day and short-term volunteer opportunities. Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form!
Interning with the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice (RCF) provides a meaningful way to work for social justice and human rights while also gaining experience with the day-to-day operations of a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Student interns have the opportunity to work with RCF staff to design an internship job description and action plan that supports the needs of the organization and, also, the interests and abilities of the student and the development of their knowledge and skills.
To explore the possibility of an internship with RCF, complete and submit our Intern Interest Form online at https://rachelcorriefoundation.org/about/internship-opportunities/intern-interest-form-2, or submit a print form at our [email protected] email, or by mail to Rachel Corrie Foundation, 203 East 4th Ave, Suite 402, Olympia, WA 98501. We will review your form and contact you for an interview with RCF personnel. We are looking for passionate and reliable students with strong organizational skills who are available for a hybrid position with time spent in our office in downtown Olympia, as well as remote work and meetings. Our internships are available for a single quarter or semester, or longer periods, and are possible for fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions.
The following are examples of RCF internship possibilities. A student’s actual internship will be developed based upon the student’s interests and our organization’s current needs.
Nonprofit Office and Administrative Management Intern
Gain nonprofit office and administrative management experience by supporting Rachel Corrie Foundation personnel with office organization, maintaining office hours, office communications, organization of educational materials, filing, data entry, tabling outreach, committee management, providing board support, volunteer management, donor management, personnel recruitment, and a variety of ever-emerging office and administrative tasks. The ideal intern will be attentive to detail and will have strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, ability to interact positively with the public, strong interest in developing nonprofit management skills, and a specific interest in helping the Rachel Corrie Foundation operate smoothly.
Events & Observances Intern
Help the Rachel Corrie Foundation to manage and launch in-person and online educational events, and activities and communications to mark our annual observances. These include our Rachel Corrie March 16th memorial event, May 15th Nakba Day, Human Rights Day, and other regularly scheduled events and observances, as well as one-time events to address emergent issues. The intern will work with RCF staff and the Program/Projects Committee to develop event goals and target audiences, to plan for event logistics, programming and communications, and to promote, implement, and evaluate the event or observance activity. The ideal intern will have strong interest in event development and management and will be available for occasional weekends and evenings for some event functions.
Fundraising and Development Intern
Fundraising and development skills are a valuable asset for anyone planning to enter the nonprofit sector. Help Rachel Corrie Foundation personnel (board, staff, and committees) to develop and prioritize fundraising initiatives and to strategize for a long-term development plan. The intern will assist in strengthening the RCF Development Committee, researching and applying for potential grants, developing fundraising events, seeking co-sponsorships, and writing fundraising appeals, and will learn the nuts and bolts of donor management. The ideal intern will have a strong general interest in fund-raising and development, robust writing skills, and a specific interest in supporting the Rachel Corrie Foundation in procuring funding for future projects.
Graphic Design Intern
Are you a graphic design artist who would like to use your skills to further the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s peace and justice work? This position will provide opportunities to assist with creation of outreach materials, web design elements, and layout and design of our print and electronic newsletters. The ideal candidate will have interest, expertise, and experience in graphic design.
Are you interested in learning how to educate and influence public policy makers locally and nationally? Work with the Rachel Corrie Foundation Public Policy and Communications Committees to support educational outreach to public officials and to organize citizens locally and statewide to communicate information and requests to government representatives, particularly as they pertain to human rights and peace with justice in the Middle East. Help to further the development of a statewide network for this purpose. The ideal intern will have strong interest in organizing, networking, communications, government, and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Gaza Advocacy and Project Management Intern
The Rachel Corrie Foundation has a strong connection to the people of Gaza and multiple projects in Gaza that can benefit from your time, interest, communications, and management support. The intern will support ongoing communications with Gaza partners, review of Gaza project proposals, development of project agreements, due diligence prior to wiring of grant funds, project evaluation, RCF communications about Gaza project efforts, and filing of project materials. The intern will gather news and agency updates about conditions in Gaza to support RCF communications. The ideal intern will have strong interest in Gaza, strong organization skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to interact positively with diverse populations.
The Communications Intern will support the development and implementation of long-and short-term communications plans and strategies, creation of educational and promotional materials, and use of various communication tools and online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Constant Contact, and WordPress. The ideal intern will have familiarity with social media platforms, robust written communications skills, and strong interest in supporting Rachel Corrie Foundation communications.
Other Potential Internship or Volunteer Areas:
- Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural and Olympia’s Hidden Histories Project Outreach
- Tech Support: For website management and overhaul, events-related technology, Zoom webinars, etc.
- Project Management for specific RCF efforts
- Human Resources related activities and policy development
- Financial Management related activities and policy development
- Volunteer management
Read testimonials from former RCF interns and volunteers here: https://rachelcorriefoundation.org/blog/2016/03/18/testimonials-from-rcf-interns-volunteers
For more information on internship opportunities and volunteer positions, email [email protected] or call (360) 754-3998.