There are several ways you can take action with UPF to promote peace through the media -start a dialogue, volunteer at an event, or be an intern.
One way Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) accomplishes its mission of peace through the media is by empowering young Americans as tomorrow's leaders.
The UPF internship program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young adults to experience a non-profit media organization, building interfaith collaboration and working in media production, promotion and distribution. Over 35 young people have participated since the program's inception in 2004.
Our internship program is driven by three principles:
Value-added work - Interns work on projects that benefit UPF's strategic plan, such as setting up interfaith dialogue events and film screenings, or researching new film projects, or implementing outreach or fund-raising campaigns.
Mentorship - We pair interns with profesionals to provide insight on their prospective careers and long-term personal and professional goals. For example, if their career goals are to become journalists, UPF will pair them up with successful writers and journalists in the area.
Enrichment - Interns attend educational and cultural experiences in the nation's capital, Washington DC. Previous interns have participated in film screenings, workshops for non-profits and other educational activities.
“The internship program gave me tools to become a marketable and skilled employee. Meeting with different professionals and attending lectures that pertained to my interests, I gained insight on the how the non-profit sector is managed. The hands-on experience has been a great asset.”
Kiran Tahir, Marketing Major
“UPF gave us opportunities to learn the fundamentals of grant writing, budgeting, and program planning through all the workshops available in the DC area. They really made sure I got as much out as I put in it. They also made sure we were well taken care of socially as well as academically. I formed a lot of friendships with people from all over the U.S.— people I still keep in contact with today!”
Hasna Masnavi, Art Major