LGBTQ Intergenerational Internship

Intergenerational Project Intern

Welcome and thank you for your interest in interning with Allyship! We are LGBTQ folks and allies who believe that all oppressions are interconnected and in the possibility of a world free from oppression. We seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systemic liberation of all people.

Overview

Allyship’s Intergenerational Project Intern will be a bridge between Allyship, LGBTQ seniors and youth/young adults in the community. The intern will aid the LGBTQ senior and youth/young adult organizing committee to organize an intergenerational conference and help develop partnerships with youth organizations, foster youth, senior, people of color community groups, unions, faith-based organizations, homeless advocacy agencies and businesses to create relationships based on equity, trust, and accountability. This will be done through email, phone, and one-on-one visits. All interns must be able to work independently with a high level of accountability, in a multi-setting and dynamic environment.

Event Planning & Outreach

The Intergenerational Project Intern will use their excellent relationship building skills to outreach to senior and youth communities, community organizations, unions and faith-based groups regarding the intergenerational conference. Outreach tactics might include public speaking around the need and programming of this project and utilizing social media like Facebook, twitter, website, newsletters, video and blogs. The intern will help coordinate and engage with the senior and youth/young adult organizing committee that will provide the framework, and identify issues most pressing to senior/youth/young adult and communities to be outreached to. The intern will aid in organizing the logistics of the conference as well as help coordinate volunteers for the day of event and pre-event planning. The intern will help in editing and proof reading surveys and documents created for the conference. In addition, the intern will help coordinate the intergenerational committee, formed from the intergenerational conference, to help identify legislative priorities and help organize Allyship’s First LGBTQ Youth and Young Adult Advocacy day in 2015. The intern might assist in event planning for other smaller outreach and fundraising events. The Intergenerational Project Intern will collaborate and report to the Executive Director.

 

Research

The Intergenerational Project Intern will aid in researching city, county and state economic justice policies and issues affecting seniors and youth/young adults. The intern will also research and outreach to like-minded businesses that will become corporate sponsors of the Intergenerational conference. The intern will be a guest blogger for Allyship’s blog and identity other appropriate guest bloggers. Research will include best practices with queer homeless youth, LGBTQ seniors, marginalized youth/young adults and upcoming legislation and/or policy.

Administrative

All interns have the opportunity to learn more about the administrative duties of running a nonprofit. To this end, we support our interns in data input of all volunteers, donors, activists, organizations and developed leaders. Additionally, the Intergenerational Intern will work closely with the Executive Director to create effective tracking systems around donor and volunteer activity and mobilization.

Commitment

We ask that our interns commit to a regular staff meeting once weekly, to meet individually with the Executive Director to coordinate program efforts and attend at least one board meeting (these meetings and the frequency of these meetings will depend upon the hours per week engaged with Allyship). We also ask that our interns negotiate a weekly work schedule between five and twenty hours and work with us for at least three months. We do have the capacity to support long term interns, and hope that you will be one. Because this is an unpaid internship, in return for your efforts we will support your professional development to the best of our ability, offer opportunities for growth, facilitate academic credit and hope to develop your professional network.

Etcetera

Because our interns are vital to our capacity building we ask that personal computers and other equipment are used for the duration of the internship.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Debbie Carlsen at info@allyship.org or (206) 930-6668. We are located at 1105 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.


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