Intern with Us

If you are driven to create content and conversations on Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights then SAHIYO is looking for you!

Sahiyo internships are currently a minimum commitment of 6 months for 5 hours per week. As the positions are (mostly) virtual, interns can be located anywhere in the world but must be comfortable with working independently and remotely. 

Internships are unpaid (though a small stipend may be available). As Sahiyo continues to grow, we hope to be able to provide this opportunity as paid positions in the future for the right person. In the meantime, this internship is a great opportunity for someone to work with an internationally recognized organization, and learn how organizations develop from the ground up.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@sahiyo.com.


 Social Media Internship Position Description:

We are currently looking for individuals to commit to about 5 hours/week for 6 months. This is a remote, unpaid internship.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Support Sahiyo in improving communications presence
  • Find stories and links to share relating to Sahiyo’s mission and work
  • Write quick, relevant and insightful content for social media feeds
  • Contribute to Sahiyo blog
  • Optimise Sahiyo communications in search engines
  • Other related tasks as necessary

Requirements:

  • Be familiar with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WordPress, Google+ and basic social media management
  • Bonus would be to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop, Google Analytics, and other social media platforms
  • Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent
  • Desire to learn about FGC, with a focus on engaging with the community in a sensitive manner

Thaal Pe Charcha Internship Position Description

We are currently looking for individuals to commit to about 5 hours/week for 6 months. This unpaid internship is remote, but there is a preference for applicants based in Mumbai, India.

Responsibilities & Duties:

● Supporting Sahiyo co-founders and staff with Thaal Pe Charcha program logistics as needed.
● Scheduling and facilitating planning calls with volunteers organizing TPCs
● Creating evaluations and summary reports to monitor program success
● Other related tasks as necessary

Requirements:

● Organized, able to handle deadlines
● Familiar with Google Forms
● Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent
● Desire to learn about FGC, with a focus on engaging with the community in a sensitive manner.


Sahiyo Communications Internship Position Description

We are currently looking for an individual to commit to about 7 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months in an unpaid internship.  

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Support Sahiyo in improving communications presence
  •  Assist in scheduling planning calls for specific events and projects)
  • Recording meeting minutes
  • Support with MA/Boston-based events including planning preparation and day-of assistance
  • Support Communications Coordinator and wider team with internal and external communications activities
  • Assist with the implementation of the communications development plan

Requirements:

  •  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent but able to keep in contact with team
  • Eager to learn about the issue, with a focus on engaging with the community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
  • Able to prioritise, organize, manage time well, and deliver to agreed deadlines

 Development Internship Position Description:
We are currently looking for an individual to commit to about 7 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months. The internship is unpaid at the moment, but as Sahiyo grows, we hope to provide a paid position in the future. In the meantime, this internship is a great opportunity for someone to work with an internationally recognized organization, and learn how organizations develop from the ground up.

Responsibilities & Duties:

● Support Grants Coordinator as needed
● Conduct weekly funding source research
● Draft and edit grant proposals and budgets
● Maintain program and organizational budgets
● Solicit relationships with potential funders
● Assist with implementation of strategic development plan
● Create and implement fundraising campaigns

Requirements

● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
● Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent but able to keep in contact with team
● Eager to learn about the issue, with a focus on engaging with the community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
● Able to prioritise, organize, manage time well, and deliver to agreed deadlines
● Experience with development and/or non-profit work a plus


 Programs Internship Description:

We are currently looking for individuals to commit 10 hr maximum per week for 6 months. This unpaid internship is remote.


Responsibilities and Duties:
● Research topics for webinars, discussions, and panels
● Plan webinar agendas
● Coordinate speakers
● Assist the social media team in advertising Sahiyo programs
● Attend virtual events hosted by outside organizations
● Write reflections about webinars for Sahiyo’s blog

Requirements:
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
● Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent but able to keep in
contact with team
● Eager to learn about the issue, with a focus on engaging with the community in a
culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
● Able to prioritise, organize, manage time well, and deliver to agreed deadlines



Bhaiyo Internship

Recognizing that male engagement in this work is vital to ending FGC, Bhaiyo, aims to create a space where male allies can come together to collaborate, spark dialogue, and spread information about this form of gender-based violence and it’s harmful impacts.
The word, ‘Bhaiyo’ exists as a mirror to ‘Sahiyo’. Sahiyo is the Bohra Gujarati word for ‘saheliyo’ (female friends), and Bhaiyo means male friends, or brothers.

Requirements:
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
● Comfortable connecting with other organizations
● Cultural awareness is key to this role
● Please be a creative problem solver
● Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent but able to keep in contact with team
● Eager to learn about the issue, with a focus on engaging with the community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
● Able to prioritise, organize, manage time well, and deliver to agreed deadlines

Responsibilities and Duties:
● Support Sahiyo Advisory Board and Staff with day to day function of Bhaiyo.
● Recruit and interview members for Bhaiyo
● Research topics for Bhaiyo webinars, discussions, and panels
● Promote communications on male engagement in gender-based violence work and Bhaiyo programming for Sahiyo’s various communication platforms.


To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and a
resume to info@sahiyo.com and bhaiyo@sahiyo.com. In addition, please send in a
video of yourself (can be brief) answering the question: What do you think is the biggest
obstacle to achieving abandonment of female genital cutting?


Editorial Internship Description:

We are currently looking for individuals to commit to about 10 hours/week for 6 months, to work on editing and writing material for Sahiyo’s blog. As the position is virtual, the Blog Editor Intern can be located anywhere in the United States, but must be comfortable with working independently and remotely. Even though the internship is unpaid at the moment, as Sahiyo continues to grow, we hope to be able to provide a paid position in the future for the right person. In the meantime, this internship is a great opportunity for someone to work with an internationally-recognized organization, and learn how organizations develop from the ground up.

Responsibilities & Duties:

●  Support Sahiyo in gathering stories for our blog and disbursing them across our social media channel ●  Identifying post ideas that will support Sahiyo’s mission

●  Assisting with editing and writing blog posts

●  Fact-checking when needed

●  Reviewing Sahiyo blog posts for accuracy

●  Other related tasks as necessary

Desired Qualifications:

●  Excellent grammar and punctuation skills, confident writer

●  Solid communication skills

●  Familiarity with WordPress.com, Joomla, Google Docs, MS Office and some basic design software (e.g. Canva, Photoshop, InDesign)

●  Hardworking, driven, energetic, results-oriented and independent

●  Strong attention to detail

●  Organizational skills

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and a resume to info@sahiyo.com. Please also send 2 to 3 writing samples (i.e. blog posts, articles, factsheets, newsletters, etc.)