About Village Book Builders
The Story of Village Book Builders starts with the simple love of books. It’s easy to forget all the incredible things access to books have brought us. Books taught us how to read, which is essential to our personal growth & development. A deeper look shows us that books taught us to think critically, build empathy, grow imaginations, and help us build brighter futures.
We know that not all children have access to the educational resources they need and that not having access to books is just the beginning. After years of studying this issue, we know that students in developing areas don’t always attend schools with the proper resources needed to help them grow. They don’t experience appropriate teacher to student ratios needed so each student can thrive, and often experience dangers when traveling far just to attend school (particularly young girls). These issues cause local learning cultures to deteriorate and often results in an increase in teen pregnancy rates — all of which impacts a community’s ability to economically and sustainably thrive.
That’s why we created Village Book Builders —A non-profit aimed at helping communities re-establish learning cultures through access to safe local libraries, books, technology, and student mentorship.
Today we call this Hope Through Books.
If you are a book lover and want to bring hope through books around the world, we want you to join our team.
Start Date: January (Flexible)
End Date: May (Flexible)
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Interns do not need to have all of the qualifications or experience listed below, but a willingness to learn is essential. Ideal interns will have the following traits:
- GPA above 3.2 (please include GPA on resume to be considered)
- Preferably pursuing a degree in CS, IS, Web Development, Software Engineering, or Web Design
- Outstanding written communication skills
- Language Requirements: WordPress, Elementor
- Develop and refine the User Experience of the website with Elementor and WordPress
- Take projects from specification to end user experience
- Work well with other volunteers/interns and report clearly and regularly to project manager/team members
About the Position
This position is flexible regarding scheduling and averages 12+ hours per week with the option of working anywhere in the world. You will be joining a team of dedicated passionate individuals. Letters of recommendation may be provided along with the ability to learn valuable skills necessary in the field of website design and digital marketing all while working with an organization that is changing lives around the world.
HR Administrator Note:
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Village Book Builders is not subject to the intern regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, we do believe this internship meets all of the Act’s criteria, including providing an experience similar to that which would be given in an educational environment. Additionally, we clearly communicate with all applicants in advance the internship is an unpaid and short-term opportunity.