Who we are

Stories without Borders works independently and in strategic partnership with organizations to tell underreported stories and empower new storytellers.

Thank you for stopping by our careers and internships page to look for opportunities and ways to continue the story. Below are our values and Ethics followed by open positions.

 

Our Values and Ethics

 
 
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People before Projects

We value self-care. Sick staff, storytellers and clients should take care of themselves before the work. That being said, we honor our deadlines and do our best to balance our own needs with the needs of those we serve.


Honesty and Accountability

We are honest in our interactions with each other. As soon as we discover a mistake has been made, we make sure to tell someone immediately, and ask for help. When we make mistakes, we do our best to immediately remedy the situation and take responsibility for our actions.

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Respect for Story and Storytellers

We are an organization that tells true stories. We do not sacrifice truth for a “better,” story. We honor our storytellers by editing their own experiences in a way that reflects their true experience.

Clients and Relationships

Our funders, storytellers and the community are our clients, and we recognize that we could not do this work without them, and we treat them with that level of respect. If a client does not respect us, in word, deed, or by not honoring agreements, we reserve the ability to let that client know the situation, and discontinue the relationship if it does not improve.

 

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Current Openings

There are no current openings at this time.


Internships

Fundraising Intern

Length:

  • 4 months/200 hrs
  • 10-15/wk

Compensation: Unpaid, college credit, name in project credits   

Stories Without Borders is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Denver, CO and works independently and in strategic partnership with organizations to tell underreported stories and empower new storytellers. We’re a compassionate crew with a lot of gumption to see our projects through. We’re looking for an energetic intern to apply to grants and work under our award winning Producer/Project Manager. More details below.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Submit 4 grant applications in coordination with Executive Director before completion of internship

  • Manage coordination of annual Story Party Fun!- raiser

Summary of projects:

In addition to supporting the Executive Director, we have an internship Leadership Program. Stories Without Borders empowers interns to tell us what they would like to learn about themselves and the industry then implement that into a project at our organization to complete before they leave. You will mentored by your manager and supervisor to address the needs of the organization and we invite interns to come up with creative solutions that still benefit the skills and experience they wish to gain before they leave.

Skills Required for position:

  • Passion for storytelling, nonprofit work, and writing.

  • Desire to strengthen skills in grant writing and event planning.

  • Professional communication skills online, in person, and on the telephone.

  • You are a self starter and can work without constant supervision.

  • A sense of urgency regarding tasks, deadlines, and responsibilities.

  • Commitment to social justice issues to human rights in our office and in the world.

  • You have great reading and writing skills.

  • You have great research skills.

  • Flexibility to rise to unexpected priority shifts.

  • Confidence to try new ideas, projects, and tasks.

Suggested Skills (not a requirement):

  • Knowledge/experience in video editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Avid).

  • Degree or working towards a degree in: Creative Writing, Journalism, Film, Television, Nonprofit, Social Justice, Immigration, Communications, Media.

  • Passion to turn this internship into a position at Stories Without Borders.

This intern will work directly under the Executive Director and supervised by the Producer/Project Manager. We want to make sure that each person leaves with qualified skills in film, storytelling, and nonprofit management. Our program is designed to support the support of our interns and Stories Without Borders.

Materials to apply:

  • Send all materials to careers@storieswithoutborders.org

  • Resume or CV

  • Forget the cover letter, we want to know what’s on your mind. Write up your answers to the follow questions and send them over. Keep answers short and sweet. Grab our attention and we’ll call you in to elaborate.

    • What are skills you wish to strength with an internship at our organization?

    • It’s Friday night, your taxes are due on Tuesday, you have to call your mom, dad, or guardian with important information about flying home to see them the next day, and make a dinner for 6 people that are coming over in 2 hours. How do you prioritize these tasks and why do you pick that order?

    • What changes have you made in the past year professionally/personally that reflect the changes you wish to see in the world?

    • Why does storytelling matter to you?

 

Don't see something that that fits you but you believe you fit at our organization? Write us a short hello and introduction about what skills you can bring to the table at careers@storieswithoutborders.org.