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ELearning Intern

About Samasource:

At Samasource we believe that work is at the core of human dignity and that it is also the most powerful way to end global poverty. Our approach is twofold: we give work to people through our Samasource program, and we prepare people to get work through our Samaschool program. Both of these programs are industry-leading, technology-driven models for social change.


Samaschool is looking for a volunteer eLearning Intern to support Samaschool Online  --  a self-paced online training course that teaches people to become online freelancers. Most of our students are low-income people who have limited job opportunities in their local communities, and are seeking to use online freelancing to build a better life for them and their families. 

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a startup nonprofit, and gain experience in day-to-day operations, online education, and community management. The position is unpaid, and based in our San Francisco office. Preference is for someone who can commit to 20 hours per week for 3 months.


  • Operational support: help with day to day course maintenance through our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Community engagement: encourage student participation by stewarding our online discussion forum
  • Research: research on online work platforms
  • Curriculum design & development: help leverage research to create new curriculum modules
  • Analytics: help us make data-driven decisions by updating and maintaining KPI dashboard

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Passion for Samasource's mission and social entrepreneurship
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize workload
  • Excels and thrives in fast paced, high pressure, or ambiguous environments/situations
  • Interest in eLearning, online education, online freelancing, or instructional design
  • Graphic design and/or video production experience a plus
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