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Internships (Virtual)


AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Coordinator

Internships (Virtual)

Position Description

FFI is looking to expand our internship offerings by working with students to create programs that help meet their goals and ours. Contact with questions about designing an internship opportunity at FFI.


All our internships will likely include the following responsibilities: 

  • Provide project management support as assigned.

  • Follow office procedures and protocols.

  • Prioritize and process correspondence, files, records, and reports.

  • Navigate, input, and retrieve information from databases and hard copy systems. 

  • Assist with internal and outgoing correspondence, proofread communications.

  • Support meetings/events with preparation, location set-up, advance materials, and minutes.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional knowledge, skills, and experience required include:

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office and database management.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor & decorum. 

  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Resourcefulness and initiative; able to operate with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of university schooling


AmeriCorps VISTA 2021-2022

Job Description

The Friends Forever International AmeriCorps VISTA will serve towards three primary goals: developing our domestic program for American teens, marketing our programs to potential participants in New Hampshire, and developing our volunteer program. The VISTA member will help serve low-income communities by following the domestic program from plan to action. They will identify partner organizations in lower socioeconomic communities, build connections, help build a program schedule, make and execute a plan for youth recruitment. They will also help with overall curriculum development and help to develop systems for monitoring and sharing results of the program. The VISTA will help strengthen our volunteer program by coordinating volunteer days, assisting in the creation and update of training materials, and tracking systems for our volunteers.

As FFI continues into a stage of rapid growth responding to the increasing need for our programs, the VISTA’s capacity-building assistance, particularly in the areas noted, will help us to maintain the quality of our programs while bringing them to a wider audience.​

Key Service Activities Include: 

  • Volunteer Cultivation

  • Partnership Development

  • Program Development

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with curriculum development

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office and database management.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor & decorum. 

  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.​

  • Resourcefulness and initiative; able to operate with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Systems Management


Program Coordinator

Position Description

Friends Forever International (FFI) is offering qualified applicants a hands-on volunteer position coordinating a two-week, residential, youth-empowerment program for young people from cultures in conflict. For two weeks, the program coordinator will live with a group of ten youth, ages 15-17, and two adult International Team Leaders from either Israel or Northern Ireland.

Experience working directly with groups of high school-aged teens/youth is required, preferably in a residential setting (those with experience as an overnight camp counselor or in other residential youth work setting encouraged to apply.) International experience is a plus; cultural humility a necessity. Preference is given to applicants who are currently studying or alumni of partner universities.

Applicants must be highly organized, flexible, and excited to participate in an intense, dynamic, and jam-packed two-week experience. This is a live-in position for the entire two-week program that requires flexibility in personal space and accommodations. All reasonable expenses (admissions into group activities and room and board) are covered by FFI.

This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator and deals directly with other staff, sponsors, board members, and volunteers. This role is an unpaid volunteer position. If an applicant wants to receive school credit for this role, FFI will work with them to complete all necessary requirements. 

Benefits of this experience include:

  • Expenses covered for transportation (airfare, etc.) to the program site (either NH or IL)

  • Room & board covered for the entirety of the program.

  • Hands-on experience with young leaders from around the globe

  • Inclusion in the FFI global network

  • Future opportunities to volunteer and travel to Belize, Israel, Northern Ireland, and Cyprus

  • Opportunities to help design curriculum and programmatic components

Program Coordinator Duties:

  • In conjunction with the International Team Leaders, facilitate the team and individual development in teamwork, communication, and leadership.

  • Help to foster a healthy and respectful group-living environment.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the team’s participation in activities such as community service, outdoor challenges, meetings with local youth, and public speaking events that have been scheduled around the region

  • Safely drive the team to multiple activities and events in a 15-passenger van (valid U.S. license required)

  • Handle team finances (groceries, gas, basic household, and workshop supplies) within a given budget

  • Maintain written and photo documentation of group activities

  • Maintain positive relations with local volunteers and community member

  • Provide daily updates to FFI Headquarters regarding the team’s progress during each activity

Additional Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be from partner universities or relevant field (international relations, international education, etc.).

  • Applicants must be available for at least one weekend before the start of the program for training.

  • Applicants with CPR and lifesaving certification are desired (First Aid/CPR certification is required at the start of the program but not required for the application).

  • Applicants must be able to represent themselves as a neutral party on the issues concerning Northern Ireland/Ireland (Protestant/Catholic) and Israel/Palestine (Arab/Jewish). This includes but is not limited to conversations, social media, and public presentations during the Skill Building Phase and otherwise. It is the Executive Director’s discretion as to what constitutes neutrality.

  • Applicants must also have a clean driving record and must pass a thorough motor vehicle and criminal background screening for this position. Driver's license will need to be presented prior to hiring.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

For more information, call 603.397.5301.