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Social Media Research and Engagement Internship

About Caravan Studios

Join the team at Caravan Studios as we work to improve access to needed resources in communities around the world.  Caravan Studios is a division of TechSoup, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in San Francisco, CA.  We use technology so that communities can organize, access and connect to the resources they need. 

For the last four years, the team at Caravan Studios has increased the public good by creating technology that reimagines how communities can access and use resources to respond to their most pressing issues.

We have discovered projects are creating change across communities, across borders, and across languages and we are involved in that discovery.

About our Internship Program

Our Internship program has been recognized by multiple Universities, as offering a unique and innovative opportunity to their students. We combine practical real world experience, formal and informal mentoring activities, as well as networking and community building skills. Although our internships are unpaid, we support students pursuing college credit and in some cases, scholarships through their University career centers and academic departments.

The Public Good App House Project

We all want to make a better world and this internship will give you a way to work towards that goal. The Public Good App House initiative aims to increase the reach of public good technology project; and, share information to understand our collective impact.

On a regular basis we host both live and online, Public Good App House events where we bring together community members representing NGOs, corporations, government agencies, and technology development groups to watch demos of up to 7 public good technology projects.  These events have been held in San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington, D.C., USA; Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; Oakland, CA, USA; and Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil; among other cities. They are exciting, engaging and inspiring events and provide a great environment for learning, sharing and discovering where apps for social good are being developed.

This internship will focus on assisting the Caravan team in exploring, identifying and documenting app developers partners, sponsors, funders and community members who are exploring and identifying solutions to their communities most pressing problems.


For this internship Caravan Studios is searching for a student who want to explore, engage, research and identify community innovations and resources in specific target areas. Experience and interest in community engagement, design thinking and community organizing will be an asset in this position. Students will explore best practices and resources in target areas, as well as develop educational and marketing materials to highlight the Public Good App House project and communities we serve.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to clearly organize and synthesize research results
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in the use of social media tools and third-party sites
  • Experience using and exploring mobile apps
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and analytical skill
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to work efficiently with a wide variety of professionals
  • Simple graphic design skills a plus
  • Interest and experience in working in fast-paced, community driven environments

Internship Eligibility

All interns must be enrolled in a college class or program and should have an overall grade point average of 3 (B or better); and ideally can receive academic credit or a scholarship for the internship.


  • 10 - 16 hours per week during the school year; possibly full-time during the summer
  • Depending on the intern, some of this work can be accomplished remotely
  • Minimum of 3 months internship with optimally a 6 month appointment


  • Be a part of a nationally recognized and award-winning internship program
  • College credit or field placement hours available to qualified students
  • Access to extensive nonprofit and technologist network
  • Further develop applicable research and community engagement and outreach skills
  • Participate in an innovative internship where students can broaden their knowledge, skills and experience to effectively utilize tools for social good
  • Develop Portfolio examples to share with future employers
  • Access to technologically innovative ideas/products
  • Develop community engagement skills
  • Access to innovative ideas/products 

Start Date:  January 2019

Salary: This is an unpaid internship, but college credit may be available.

To Apply: Include a cover letter highlighting why you would like to intern with Caravan Studios, along with a resume. We also request that direct us to examples of how you utilize social media in your work or organizing efforts, If you do not have any examples, please provide a sample tweet that would be used to promote a Public Good App House event. 

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