Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) is seeking to fill eight (8) unpaid, remote volunteer internship positions during the Fall 2021 semester.

The goal of our Internship Program is for SASA Internships to be mutually beneficial, such that interns gain experience in multiple areas, learn skills, gain knowledge, and build connections with numerous people in Ancient Studies and the nonprofit world, by helping to work on various SASA projects. Since work for SASA is all done remotely, we take a proactive approach to supporting our interns. Interns work alongside volunteers with more experience and under the guidance of our volunteer staff, including Team Leaders and Directors. Our work ethos is exploratory, fun, and serious. We all enjoy the company of people who have varied backgrounds and interests of all ages, and who are passionate about their pursuits. Also, SASA fully supports internships for college credit if approved by your school.

As part of our Internship Program, we provide the following opportunities:

  • Monthly Professional Development Events

  • Career Guidance/Mentoring by Appointment

  • Opportunity to cycle between multiple teams for academic-year-long internships

  • Orientation, Fun Event, and Goodbye Party

SASA is looking to take on an intern for the Fall 2021 semester for each of our Teams (see Team Descriptions below):

  • Communications Team

  • Live Events Team

  • Outreach Team

  • Research Team

  • Access Team

  • Fundraising & Grant Writing Team

  • Archaeogaming Educational Modules Team

  • Executive Team

Interns may be undergraduates, have completed their BA, or be in graduate school. The minimum age for interns is 18.  All interns must be strong self-starters and excel at working in remote environments, both alone and with a team. These internships are scheduled for the duration of 9/1/2021 – 12/15/2021; however, these dates are flexible and can be discussed. Weekly internship hours range between 10-15 hours per week, although we can accommodate up to 25 hours per week to meet requirements for college credit.

Academic-year-long internships are also available from 9/1/2021 – 5/15/2022, in which interns complete 2 or 3 rotations between different SASA Teams. If interested, please note this in your cover letter.

We seek interns with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Professional communications experience, including social media, mass email, website, and video production

  • Event Coordination

  • Research & Writing

  • Journalism

  • Graphic Design

  • Data Mining and Management

  • Grant Writing & Crowdfunding

  • Nonprofit Administration & Organization

  • Education or classroom experience

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ancient Studies knowledge (not required)

  • General work experience, especially in remote settings

The only requirement for working at specific times is that the interns be available at their team meeting time(s):

  • Communications Team: Mondays & Thursdays (twice a week), 12pm EDT

  • Live Events Team: Mondays & Thursdays (twice a week, same meeting as Communications Team), 12pm EDT

  • Outreach Team: Tuesdays, 3pm – 4:30pm EDT

  • Research Team: Tuesdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT

  • Access Team: TBD

  • Fundraising & Grant Writing Team: Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 2pm EDT

  • Archaeogaming Education Modules Team: Thursdays 12pm EDT & Fridays 1pm EDT

  • Executive Team: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am EDT

SASA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also welcome applicants from diverse educational backgrounds, aside from Ancient Studies, and those on any career trajectory.

Internship applications are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications close August 31, 2021.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]saveancientstudies.org or upload them in the webform on our applications page (https://www.saveancientstudies.org/apply-with-sasa).  Please specify in your cover letter which skills you have and for which teams you think you would be best suited. We look forward to your application.

About SASA

SASA is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3). SASA’s mission is to counter the downward trend in Ancient Studies fields in higher education, by (1) uniting graduate students and scholars to (2) expose and engage students to Ancient Studies, to (3) facilitate ease of access to studying the ancient world, and to (4) support and reimagine scholarship as a lifelong pursuit for those who work as professionals in other areas after receiving their PhDs.

At this time, almost all positions with SASA are unpaid, including management, volunteers, and interns. Since work for SASA is all done remotely, we take a proactive approach to supporting our volunteers and interns. Our goal is that internships with SASA are mutually beneficial, such that volunteers help work on various SASA projects and gain experience in multiple areas, learn skills, gain knowledge, and build connections with numerous people in Ancient Studies and the nonprofit world. Interns work alongside volunteers with more experience and under the guidance of our Team Leaders and the Director. Our work atmosphere is exploratory and collaborative. We all enjoy the company of people who have varied backgrounds and interests of all ages, and who are passionate in their pursuits.

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

Communications Team – As the vanguard of SASA, the Communications Team works to create and schedule all of our social media posts and mass emails, as well as run our website. Interns have an integral role in SASA’s messaging, look, and feel.

Live Events Team – Develops, plans, and runs SASA’s live events, including Expert Q&A’s, Archaeogaming, and our Book Club. Interns solicit new presenters and ensure that the platforms for the meetings, live feeds, and later uploads are functioning smoothly.

Outreach Team – Forms relationships and partnerships with other organizations, individuals, and businesses to help further our mission and theirs. Interns will seek out potential partners; help draft language for our outreach; assist in planning strategy for effective outreach, and work to maintain and grow relationships.

Research Team – In our effort to ground our claims and proposed solutions in real evidence, this team conducts in-depth sociological research and analysis on the downward trend in Ancient Studies throughout the US educational system. We also work to produce and present proactive methods for solving problems in Ancient Studies. Our goals are to complete a White Paper on this topic, as well as a series of published articles and informational videos. Interns on the team help in crunching the data on a variety of educational indicators, analyzing that data, and composing results, as well as researching solutions and producing videos about them.

Access Team – One of our main methods of saving Ancient Studies is to provide greater ease of access for students to begin to study the ancient world and develop their skills. We are developing the initial stages of our Access Platform. Currently, the Access Team is compiling and developing an online platform listing online resources in all Ancient Studies fields. Interns are engaged in internet research to discover, evaluate, and categorize all sorts of wonderful websites.

Fundraising & Grant Writing Team – We are hard at work trying to raise funds with a multi-pronged approach, including crowdfunding, individual donor solicitation, and grant writing. This will enable SASA’s future success. Interns on this team help plan fundraising events, find grants and help write grant applications. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in these areas.

Archaeogaming Education Modules Team – SASA’s newest team is just getting off the ground. Get in on the ground floor as we work with scholars to begin creating complete lesson plans, videos, and materials using video games with ancient-related content to explore themes and ideas of ancient history and society. These educational materials will be distributed to a network of teachers for use in their classrooms. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in elementary and high school classroom settings, in developing script guidelines, editing of scripts, and video-editing and distribution.

Executive Team – This Team is the engine that keeps SASA running smoothly, handling SASA’s administration, recruiting, finances, legal matters, productivity software, internal processes, and more. Since SASA is a fast-growing start-up organization, the Executive Team innovates new processes, procedures, and tools to develop all the other Teams. Participating in the Executive Team is a great opportunity for anyone interested in exploring non-profit management and administration.