About Us

READ is currently hiring for the positions listed below:

Blog / Communications Intern

San Francisco, CA

About the Position:

READ Global is regularly looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in the nonprofit industry, international development, blogging, communications, and online content management. The blog and communications intern position is typically a three to four month unpaid internship coinciding with the student’s semester or summer break.


  • Research topics for blog posts to be written by the intern as well as READ staff, board members and guest bloggers. Blog topics focus on the following themes:
    • Global libraries
    • South Asia
    • International rural development
    • Literacy / education
    • Women's empowerment
    • Rural livelihoods and small enterprise development
    • Use of information and communications technology by rural villagers
  • Write one blog post per week (500-750 words)
  • Assist with formatting and publishing via basic HTML coding
  • Publish regular content to READ’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)

The following training will be provided as needed:

  • Basic HTML and website content management system training (we use Joomla, an open source software)
  • Introduction to search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Social media channel strategy, execution and analytics
  • Basic Photoshop


  • Major or minor focus in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, International Development, Gender Studies, or related field
  • Strong familiarity with and interest in READ’s thematic areas
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Solid knowledge of social media channels
  • Independent work style and ability to take the initiative on new projects
  • Experience with blogging and/or content management systems a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop a plus

Time and Location

Ideally 10 hours per week for 3-4 months: preferably the intern will be able to work out of our national office in San Francisco, CA during regular business hours (9-5pm) at least 5 hours per week. The remainder may be spent working remotely if desired.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the subject line "READ Global Blog / Communications Intern".