Internships

Seed Programs International

SPI is excited to announce several internships that offer a professional learning experience with our growing nonprofit!

Organizational Overview
Seed Programs International (SPI) is a nonprofit that provides access to good quality vegetable seeds, expertise, and gardening training materials to humanitarian organizations worldwide to alleviate hunger and poverty. We partner with humanitarian efforts around the world to reach communities with the greatest need. We have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. The video below will provide you with additional information on our mission and work.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain valuable experience in a not-for-profit space and an international nonprofit food insecurity development organization's inner workings.

Applications: Applications for the internships described below will be accepted through April 30th, 2021. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate the internship you are applying for in the subject.

Time Commitment: At least eight weeks between the period of May-August 2021. This internship requires a minimum commitment of 20-25 hours per week during regular business hours. This is a remote internship that will last for two months and is an unpaid internship.

Academic Credit: SPI will work with the intern to obtain academic credit where available.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


Remote Marketing Internship

Responsibilities

  • Assist with monthly e-newsletter content collection, writing, and editing
  • Assist in writing, proofreading, and editing of materials for online and print publications
  • Provide creative rebranding concept, graphic and website design
  • Perform research and competitive analysis on food insecurity issue groups, marketing campaigns and innovative fundraising techniques, and other projects as needed
  • Audit and update business rules and policies for marketing projects
  • Maintain a library of print, audio and visual marketing material samples
  • Assist with campaign performance reporting
  • Assist in donor cultivation
  • Assist the SPI team by researching essential supporting functions of the team
  • Contribute to specific projects under the CEO, Program Director, and Program Coordinator's guidance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in Marketing, Communications, International Development or a related field.
  • Graphic Design experience with working knowledge of Adobe Suite.
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work interdependently and clear communication skills.
  • Previous office experience preferred (internships are accepted).

 


Remote Grant Management Internship

Responsibilities

  • Complete grant research, prospecting, tracking, and applications
  • Draft or edit internal and external documents, including: acknowledgment letters, fact sheets, proposals, and reports
  • Develop fundraising related tip sheets and training materials for staff
  • Maintain accurate fundraising information in the organization’s files and development database
  • Manage and complete project(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask

 


Remote Fundraising Management Internship

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on donor prospects
  • Assist with fundraising event support as needed
  • Help with mailings of collateral materials to prospective donors
  • Provide data entry assistance and maintain the donor database / CRM
  • essential supporting functions of the team. 
  • The intern will contribute to specific projects under the CEO, Programs Director, and programs coordinator's guidance
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in Marketing, Communications, International Development or a related field.
  • Strong research, analytical skills and ability to think strategically. 
  • Ability to  work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently with communication skills
  • Previous office experience preferred (internships are accepted)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Tech-savvy and able to pick up new skills quickly; database skills excellent to have 
  • Outgoing and able to make outbound phone calls.

 


Remote Communications Internship

Responsibilities

  • Support Communications team by prioritizing and coordinating daily tasks
  • Serve as a project manager for assigned tasks
  • Assist with content creation for social media and blog accounts to help spread the word about our mission and encourage fundraising
  • Schedule social media posts using Hootsuite and Facebook scheduler
  • Monitor news, SPI accounts, and follower comments for relevant content to our channels. Provide appropriate and supportive feedback
  • Organize photo and video libraries, keep them updated as assets are received
  • Research current communications industry trends and tools
  • Identify upcoming editorial and speaking opportunities 
  • Assist SPI team in organizing and archiving assets
  • Create toolkits for campaigns and social media
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in International Development or a related field
  • Strong research ability and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate clearly.
  • Previous experience working in an office environment (internships accepted)

 

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Contact Us

Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815
+1-828-337-8632

 

Seed Programs Canada (Affiliate)

Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON
613-406-6100

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.