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Internship Program

Cultural Survival's internship program is an integral component to the organization. Interns are actively involved in their assigned program or department and play an important role in the day-to-day operations while achieving their internship learning objectives. 

Cultural Survival’s internship program creates opportunities for mentorship, learning, and development for individuals interested in the non-profit sphere, particularly in the vital work performed by Cultural Survival towards the advancement and defense of Indigenous People’s rights, lands, languages, and cultures. This initiative is one way to demonstrate our social commitment to academic development and the awarding of meaningful learning opportunities in research, administration/operations, communications, and advocacy. Our internship opportunities are available for individuals from diverse nations, geography, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, spirituality, age, experiences, viewpoints, and cosmovisions.

Our main office is in Cambridge, MA, and our internship positions are currently remote and unpaid. A monetary stipend contribution might be available to selected interns to assist in covering internship related-expenses such as phone, internet usage, and office materials. Interested applicants must review the content of each advertised internship opportunity to confirm stipend availability. 

Interns must be self-starters who are able to work both independently and as part of a team. Since a large portion of Cultural Survival’s work is in Latin America, we generally seek interns with strong Spanish language skills, however, each internship opportunity has different defined requirements. All interns receive mentoring from Cultural Survival staff in their assigned departments and are invited to attend weekly or biweekly team meetings online.

General information
As new internship opportunities become available, we will advertise for either Summer, Fall or Spring internship seasons. 

Each internship opportunity: 

  • Has an application period
  • Contains defined learning objectives
  • Corresponds to a specific program or department
  • Is subject to receiving mentorship from a Cultural Survival Manager, Senior Manager or Director. 
  • Three months is the general initial internship length. It is entirely possible to extend an existing internship if the intern and the program or department manager, senior manager or director agree. 

Current Openings - Spring 2023:

Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple internship positions. Please submit a separate application for each position. For questions, please send an email to: hr@cs.org