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Communications & Fundraising Intern at Human Rights NGO

NGO

Passionate about human rights? Join this NGO to help vulnerable kids have a better future. Intern will gain experience in nonprofit communications and fundraising besides assisting with reintegration activities for young trafficking victims.


About the Host

This is an Australian-certified NGO located in Hanoi, Vietnam that works with street kids, runaway children, victims of human trafficking, children with disabilities, young rural-urban migrants, kids affected by drugs and HIV/AIDS, homeless families, child prisoners, and the rural poor.

The NGO uses a holistic approach consisting of various support strategies: from rescue and crisis care for young people in immediate danger; shelter; legal advocacy; to long term support to return to school and training. 

Today the organization is working directly with over 1,500 children and youth from around Vietnam, transforming the lives of kids in crisis.

Internship Highlights

  • Get involved in various tasks related to NGO Communications and Fundraising
  • Learn relevant skills through trainings and workshops with social workers staff
  • Creative positive changes to Vietnamese vulnerable youth
  • Lunch available at the workplace for all week days
  • Professional reference upon successful completion

Program Highlights - All in one!

    • Immerse in local culture through Vietnamese lessons, cooking class, city tour and trip to World's top destination (Halong Bay/ Mekong Delta) – All included in the program
    • Ample supports from our onsite team and lovely “Local Buddies” – Vietnamese university students who can show you around their city and its hidden gems
    • Experience life abroad authentically - More than travelling, get to know the city with the locals!
    • Travel Vietnam or hop around Southeast Asia on the weekend (Bangkok or Bali is just 2 hours flight away)
    • Join our networks of international students to discover Vietnam together

    As an intern, your responsibilities include:

    • Manage and develop a system for donor database
    • Edit written text of promotional materials, updates and social media posts 
    • Support the organisation and logistics of Christmas events, Bazaar, and other fundraising Campaigns
    • Support the two-year research project on anti-trafficking work and training materials for the national Police Academy. 
    • Support the grant team to find funding opportunities


    Requirements:

    • Demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s values 
    • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral 
    • Experience in customer relations, communications and event organisations 
    • Experience in researching 
    • Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete work accurately and timely 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an active team player 
    • Good computer skills: Microsoft Office, emails and internet 
    • Experience in working in a non-profit environment


    *Job Description is for reference only. Your actual responsibilities are subject to change based on your capacities, interests and the host's requirements at a certain time.

    Application Deadline:

    Remote internship is open all year round. Application is reviewed on a rolling basis and is expected to be submitted at least 1 month prior to desired start date.

    Duration:

    Internship duration: 8 to 24 weeks

    Working hours: 30 - 40 hours per week (varied depending on applicants and positions)

    Program Fee & Inclusion:

    Program fee: US$990 

    Inclusion:

    • Guaranteed internship placement relevant to your major and skill set

    • Pre-program orientation: Our onsite staff will guide you through 02 online, interactive orientations that focus on Vietnam and Vietnamese culture, how to navigate cross-cultural communications, how to work remotely effectively.

    • Career mentorship: Resume coaching, real interview with international employers, online expert sharing session.

    • Cultural sessions: Facilitated social exchanges with local peers, cross-cultural debriefs with local staff and fellow international interns. 

    • On-going internship support: We monitor your progress and offer cross-cultural communications or work-related supports as needed. 

    • Weekly check-ins with host company (and program coach/ coordinator)

    • End-of-program evaluation

    • E-certificate upon successful completion (upon request)

    ELIGIBILITY 

    PROCEDURE 

    Our entire process is an easy 5-step journey – from application to after you return home.

    Application 

    Browse and apply! Check out the wide range of programs we offer by major, industry or location. Select the program you want (you can choose up to 5) and click Apply! For this step, you will need to fill in personal information and upload a resume. 

    Can’t decide? Contact us for individualized recommendations. No fee is required at this stage and you can still change your selection later after an interview with our Placement Advisors.

    Online Consultation

    After your application is submitted, our Placement Advisor team will review your application and get in touch for a FREE online consultation on available opportunities. We will also answer all your questions about the location and guide you through the next steps.

    No rush to commitment! After the interview, you’ll receive a Conditional Offer with details of your chosen program. You’ll have time to review the offer and when ready, submit a deposit to secure your place. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in a program.

    Enrollment

    Welcome onboard! Our onsite team will work with you to ensure we secure a suitable placement. You will get to learn more about the role/ program you’re applying for through detailed description or interview with potential host companies so that both sides know whether it’s a good fit. If all goes well, congratulations! You will receive a placement offer. Time to prepare for your internship! Here’s the list of things to complete:

    Internship

    It’s official! Internship starts officially on Monday when you will have a virtual company induction to get you oriented and ready. Afterwards, your weeks will be filled with engaging works, weekly check-ins, cultural immersion sessions and more.

    Conclusion

    You did it! To wrap up the program, we’ll host a virtual final evaluation session with you and your host. To take full advantage of the internship, we encourage you to share your experiences, join our global alumni network and add the internship to your list of achievements on your resume/ Linkedin profile!

    Your selected programs

    (Select up to 5 opportunities. No fee is required)

    The host school was very welcoming and friendly, provided me with plenty of opportunities to interact with different year levels and observe classes, very keen on showing me Vietnam and making me comfortable. The teachers that we got to work with were very supportive – very kind and supportive! They welcomed us into their community and provided us with numerous opportunities to be in the classroom and teach. We get to receive feedbacks from teachers after the classes and it really helps a lot for us to make progress and improvement. I am also very grateful for the local buddies that support us throughout the program, they are all very kind and helpful.

    Rachel Odam

    Education Internship ,Monash University, Australia

    Doing a big trip like this will make you learn about yourself whether you realize it or not. Being in the culture that is so different from what you are used to will really make you think about the world as a whole. My favorite part was meeting new people and getting to know their background and future exciting plans. THANK YOU SO MUCH! The program was busy, yet still had the right amount of freedom. I enjoyed all activities and had an AMAZING time in Vietnam!

    Victoria Dusseau

    Let's Vietnam 2016 Faculty-led Program ,University of Findlay, USA

    The 5 months spent in Vietnam was not only enjoyable but also felt enriching. I have become many times more independent than before and thoroughly enjoyed working at Vinmec General International Hospital- A conducive and enjoyable workplace for those interested in a career in Healthcare.

    Skye Lee

    Healthcare & Pharmacy Internship ,Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

    I am satisfied with the internship in Vietnam provided by ABROADER Vietnam. The internship placement was ideal and my local buddy was great. During the internship I worked at Ho Chi Minh Hospital of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. At the host organization, I was clear about the responsibilities & rules expected to accomplish & follow. I had a lot of supervisors who were all very caring. The doctors there were very gracious and explained a lot of cases to me; all in all I was well equipped to perform the job at my best.

    Andrew Nguyen

    Surgical Internship ,University of Oregon, USA

    I was happy with everything else including in-country logistics and visa support, orientation and city tour and I would definitely recommend this internship in Vietnam to my friends or students who are interested. Though most of my work was limited to observation depending on what department I was placed in, I was able to contribute to the nursing staff by other means (i.e. sorting through medicine to be used for the next day). However, in the ICU, I got to perform all nursing tasks except for mixing drugs as only head nurses could do that task. In addition, I found it really helpful that I had many supervisors at work and they all cared that I learned from this experience. Regarding my experience with ABROADER Vietnam service, what I appreciated the most was probably the local buddy they paired me with here.

    Niki Pham

    Nursing Internship ,University of Texas in Austin, USA

    Overall the people have exceeded my expectations, and they are really what’s going to help make my experience in Vietnam a great one. I’ve always loved leaving my country (the US) and having new experience, so I wanted to do an internship abroad. Having already spent a semester in Europe, I wanted something really different. My mom was born in Saigon and lived there before coming to the United States with her family. So I felt like a good way to get in touch with my culture and my roots would be to spend three months living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In my internship in Vietnam, I have helped with various marketing efforts by giving ideas or designing things. I have learned that, of course, there is a different way of doing business here compared to the United States. Things are run differently, there’s a different office culture, there are just always many cultural differences to keep in mind when doing business in a different country, and Vietnam has not been an exception. The people ABROADER have set me up with have been beyond wonderful. Coming to Vietnam on my own seemed very daunting and intimidating, but ABROADER has helped make the transition smooth and seamless. They helped take care of everything I would need during my time here and have gone above and beyond to assure that things continue to go smoothly. I am very appreciative of their support, and it makes the whole thing a little less scary. My local buddies have been so helpful for everything, and I really feel like they are becoming genuine friends. I am generally pretty shy, so it was nice to have friends before even arriving to help introduce me to more people and get me out there. Overall the people have exceeded my expectations, and they are really what’s going to help make my experience in Vietnam a great one.

    Natasha Nguyen Mohney

    Marketing Internship ,Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

    Everything so far, from preparation before departure to the whole internship execution has been good. But what I am most satisfied with must be the helpfullness from the local buddy and coordinators through the whole process. Eventhough I am a more independent individual and have no problem exploring new places alone, I felt that their presence made me feel more safe and that I have friends in this new environment. All in all a great experience that I would not have gone without. One of the best experiences I have had. For my internship, however, there was a big part of the different tasks I could not be involved in because of the language barrier. They have given me a great experience and done at great deal to show me the process from how everything works in the different departments/shops to taken me out to see the farm where the organic products grow. They have kept me well informed and all in all been a great place to work. If there is anything I would suggest for improvement it would be better if there were more tasks that could be done in English. I am really happy with my experience and definitely will recommend it to anyone friends who are interested.

    Trine Hansen

    Marketing Internship ,Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    It was extremely helpful to have ABROADER when I arrived to Vietnam. I didn’t have to worry about how to get from the airport to the house or how to get a local sim card. Also ABROADER staff (Tung and Ngan) were periodically checking on me to make sure everything was ok. Mo and Claire were kind enough to arrange a city tour when I visited Saigon. However, the most important thing was that ABROADER Vietnam introduced me to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.

    Martin Duran

    Social Work Internship ,Ecuador

    There are few words that could describe my time here this summer. The time I have spent here has been priceless and life changing, even more than I thought it could be. I learned so much from my nursing internship in Vietnam that will help me very much in my future. However, the life experience I’ve learned, through adapting to another culture, traveling alone to beautiful places and having a sense of home here is something I’ll never forget. The people here have touched my heart, and I’ll have these memories forever. This country, these places and people are beautiful, and I am so happy I came here. It’s inspired me to always follow my dreams, no matter how big they are, and that I can do anything.

    Elisa Wynne Durkin

    Nursing Internship ,Colorado State University, USA

    The people at ABROADER helped me transition into moving to Hanoi and beginning my internship. They helped me find a homestay at this place called Bui Xuyen Viet Travel Coffee, which is a small coffee shop that is all about travel. I really love my home stay. The people are some of the kindest I have met in Vietnam and extremely helpful in helping me navigate through the city and experience a local perspective of life in Hanoi. As for my internship, the staff has been very supportive and encouraging. They have helped challenge me and encourage me at the same time to contribute in any way I can to the company. After only a few days there, I could tell that I would really like my co-workers. They are a young, energetic, and sarcastic bunch who truly care about the company. It definitely feels like a team at the office. I know that I can talk to them about any questions I may have, and they are patient in letting me learn along the way. The experience that I have so far at ABROADER has been helpful in get a better idea of what I want to pursue after I go back home to the U.S., and my experiences overall in Vietnam that were very much made possible by ABROADER are experiences that are invaluable and that I will cherish for a lifetime. Vietnam is a beautiful country, with its breathtaking nature and tropical beaches, there is no doubt about it. But what really makes Vietnam feel like home and a place that I have become fond of is the people, the friends that I have made along the journey.

    Nancy Vazquez

    Marketing Internship ,University of California, San Diego, USA