Global Internship

The Moth
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Oct 30

Position description

The Moth helps people connect with their own power as a storyteller, and with one another. Our mission is to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience through the art and craft of storytelling. 

Our energetic team is made up of directors and producers, archivists and educators with a passion for stories and community building through storytelling.     

The Moth seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at The Moth are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Moth brings storytelling opportunities to people from a variety of communities. Candidates with a commitment to supporting diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Moth hires for two internship cycles, Spring (January-June) and Fall (July-December). Each cycle we seek eight interns—two Event Production Interns, one Marketing Intern, one Global Intern, one Archive Intern, one Education and Community Intern, and two Development Interns. We are looking for applicants with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn new skills in production and a passion for stories and community building through storytelling. Please visit for detailed descriptions of each departmental internship.

Applicants must be able to commit to the full six-month session, we do not accept applications for summer-only interns. Internships are 32 hours per week and take place at our New York City headquarters during office hours (M-F, 10-6) with occasional hours taking place at events around the city. Interns are asked to support at least one evening event per month. The Moth provides a weekly stipend of $480.

To apply for an internship at The Moth you must do two things:

  1. Fill out this form ( You’ll be prompted to answer a few short questions.

  2. Send your resume as a PDF to [email protected]. Write the name of the internship you’re applying to in the subject line. 

We will only review complete applications. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on November 8, decisions will be made by December 6 and the position will begin early January 2020


Responsibilities include:

  • Entering and organizing all Global post-production workshop and live event materials for our CRM database and filing system

  • Proofing and assisting in the production of promotional materials and researching further promotional outlets for Global live events

  • Proofing and assisting with workshop materials, promotional materials, calendars and show programs

  • Researching potential venues, vendors and technical crew in new and existing Global Community Program-based cities 

  • Supporting the Global team with administrative tasks as needed

  • Research projects, as appropriate

  • For the right applicant, there will be additional opportunities to sit in on live showcase rehearsals, to participate in regular strategic meetings about the program, to go on venue site visits, and to be exposed to the Moth's SLAM, Mainstage & Education programs.



  • A love of The Moth's work and mission

  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector and/or the arts preferred

  • College degree

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel; ability to learn CRM Database system

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional organization and administrative skills

  • Ability to switch between independent and collaborative work

  • Creative, self-sufficient and proactive thinker; detail-oriented and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment


Note: This is a production position and will not involve travel. The Global Intern will not be instructing workshops or designing curriculum.


  • Experience working with community organizations in Africa and/or South Asia preferred (Please note which languages you speak in your resume)

  • An overall understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, especially an ability to edit video and audio

  • An interest in social media and content creation

Application instructions

Fill out this form ( You’ll be prompted to answer a few short questions.

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