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For Interns

As a young and dynamic organization, the Rural Debate Initiative has many interesting opportunities that will give students a taste of working for a fast-growing nonprofit. See below for some of the open opportunities. 

Different Types of Internships

If you are interested in any of the below positions, please send a resume (outlining your past experiences) and a cover letter (explaining why you are interested in interning for RuDI and for these positions specifically) to Prior to sending these materials through, you should read the linked resources on how to draft a professional resume and cover letter. If we think you are a good fit, we will extend an interview invitation. For all positions, you will receive personalized mentorship from experienced RuDI staff.


*Note: continued involvement as volunteer or intern for 10+ hour per year will qualify you for a RuDI service award. Bronze (10-19 hours), Silver (20-29 hours), Gold (30-39 hours)

Outreach Intern

Social Media Intern

Nonprofit Immersion Intern

Job Duties

•            Researching contact information to key stakeholders such as donors and partner schools

•            Organizing and inputting information into an Excel spreadsheet

You are a good fit if:

•            You have previous experience with Excel

•            You great at organizing information

•            You enjoy doing research and digging through information

After the internship, you will have gained

•            A deepened understanding of the kinds of relationships required to build an organization

•            Exposure to strategies in building relationships with key stakeholders

•            Preliminary skills in Excel and in writing professional emails

Job Duties

•            Edit, create, and post content to our Instagram page

•            Serve as a RuDI ambassador in raising awareness about debate in your own feed and help us grow our following

You are a good fit if:

•            You are a good writer or editor

•            Have previous experience using Canva or other graphic design software

•            You are social media savvy and well-connected in the online world

After the internship, you will have gained

•            A deepened understanding about the role of social media in growing an organization

•            A robust skillset to manage an organization’s social media presence and to create diverse and interesting content

  • A mix of the previous two positions and additional planning and administrative duties. You will get to sit-in in high-level leadership meetings and see firsthand the inner-workings of a nonprofit.


Ready to start your professional journey? Follow the instructions and send your materials to now. 

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