OneVillage Partners has opportunities for unpaid internships which last between six months and a year.  Generally new opportunities become available in January and August.  Below is a list of the different internship possibilities.


Events Photographer Intern

Position Status: Part Time (unpaid)                                Work Schedule: Flexible

Position Type: Internship                                   Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

OneVillage Partners is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to holistic rural development in Sierra Leone. OneVillage Partners works for improved quality of life through increased income in rural villages in Sierra Leone, West Africa. OneVillage utilizes a business approach to solve extreme poverty and is interested in developing a model for comprehensive development that can create middle income self-sufficiency in rural Sierra Leone.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Working 2-4 hours per event, the Events Photographer Intern will play an important role in supporting OneVillage Partners’ work. The primary responsibilities for this position are to document OVP’s fundraising and informational events around the Twin Cities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience photographing events
  2. Own digital photography equipment
  3. Passion for making a difference in people lives and background in African development
  4. Excellent attention to detail

Application Process:

Please email cover letter, resume and sample of work to:
Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

No phone calls please.


Communications Intern

Position Status: Part Time                                 Work Schedule: Flexible

Position Type: Internship                                   Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position: Young, exciting international nonprofit seeks energetic, entrepreneurial, and passionate candidate for a part-time Communications and Public Relations Internship in Minneapolis. Intern will work remotely, reporting to and meeting regularly with the Communications Coordinator.

Organization: OneVillage Partners is a Minneapolis-based international NGO working in economic and community development in rural Sierra Leone. We take a grassroots, village-led approach to development, with the goal of creating a holistic and replicable model to sustainably improve quality of life in southeast Sierra Leone. More information at and

Learning opportunities:

  1. Explore best practices in communications and PR strategies
  2. Gain hands-on experience developing and implementing social media and online marketing strategies
  3. Hone skills in persuasive writing and nonprofit media strategy
  4. Gain valuable experience working for a grassroots, international NGO
  5. Assist on media relations and crisis communication with various local and national outlets

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Communications – assist with print newsletters and e-communications using Constant Contact, promote awareness and events
  2. Events – assist with all event invitations and print media as needed
  3. Social media: assist with OVP’s social media programs (e.g. blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc.) to increase visibility and traffic; research, develop and execute new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities to the benefit of OVP; develop and maintain a social media calendar
  4. Strategy: develop new ways of communicating OVP’s work to a broad audience; research opportunities to increase visibility, Assist in expanding and managing OVP’s relationships with other organizations, monitor and evaluate best practices in nonprofit outreach campaigns
  5. Website: expand OVP’s online presence; write and upload relevant OVP content; update and manage website
  6. Press: update and maintain media list; assist with the preparation of press kits; monitor media for news related to OVP’s work; research publications related to OVP’s work

  Preferred Skill Sets and Qualifications:

  1. Exceptional written communication skills
  2. Successful professional experience in marketing, PR, social media, and/or communications
  3. Self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented; ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  4. Creative thinking ability; ability to learn quickly

 Preferred Technical Expertise:

  1. Constant Contact
  2. Social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and WordPress
  3. Web design, Web 2.0
  4. Internet Research Skills
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) – minor emphasis – working knowledge
  7. Website content management system and HTML

Competitive candidates must be able to commit to the position for at least 6 months to a year.

Application Process:

Please submit cover letter and resume to
Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

No phone calls please.