Field Services Intern
Reports to: Field Services Manager
Objective: The Field Services Intern will work with the GLSEN's Field Services team in supporting the creation and development of volunteer recruitment, orientation and management tools and assist GLSEN Chapters in bringing GLSEN programs to communities on a local level. Below are potential responsibilities depending on organizational needs and on the Intern’s skills and interests. The Intern will meet with the Field Services Manager at the beginning of the internship and on a weekly basis going forward to define specific project goals and review progress.
- A college or graduate student focusing on non-profit management, community organizing, social justice work or a combination of the three.
- Passionate about equal access to education and about safe, healthful and respectful schools for all students.
- Knowledgeable about or eager to learn about and drive change on the issues LGBT students face in school.
- Respond to requests from GLSEN Chapters such as sending resources or links for materials to Chapters who are requesting support for community events and tabling opportunities.
- Basic website maintenance – Basic training provided as needed, may include but is not limited to: updating address and contact information sections, changing path and URL names for Chapter websites when needed and periodic audits of Chapter webpages to ensure GLSEN brand consistency.
- Tracking and reporting on Chapter work such as updating spreadsheets tracking Chapter Emails and Tracking Tool Submissions.
- Support the creation, editing and distribution of Chapter email packages or templates using Blue State Digital online engagement tools to assist Chapters in the successful promotion of GLSEN programs.
- Provide timely response to requests from GLSEN staff and external constituents.
- Provide administrative support to the Field Services Department.
- Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- General computer skills including competency in all Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint.
- Ability to show initiative, be self-directed, and work independently; ability to accept direction and seek guidance when needed for effective completion of projects.
- Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in social justice.
- Previous experience using social media sites and website-editing software.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through respectful communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery.
- Experience with online communication tools.
- Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up.
This position is located in GLSEN's New York City headquarters at 90 Broad Street, New York, NY. The position includes a weekly stipend for 4-5 days per week; internships typically last 10-12 weeks.
How to Apply:
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to: http://glsen.org/apply-to-work-at-glsen.
Please indicate your availability in your cover letter. Start and end dates are flexible.
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.