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Northeast Regional Intern

Our Mission

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. 

You are:

  • Interested in gaining experience in 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. 

Objectives:

Assist the Northeast Regional Director (NRD) in supporting GLSEN Chapters and other local efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States.

The Intern will work closely with the NRD, and support Chapters’ programmatic, advocacy, and communication strategies. The Intern and NRD will meet at the beginning of the internship and on a weekly basis going forward to define specific project goals and review progress.

 This is a paid internship that requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week for 13 weeks starting on January 30, 2018. Schedule will be flexible. 

Potential Responsibilities:

  •  Schedule and attend calls with Chapter Leaders in the NE Region.
  • Respond to requests from NE Region GLSEN Chapters such as sending resources or links for materials to Chapters that are requesting support for community events and tabling opportunities.
  • Support the logistical management of regionally sponsored Chapter events. This may include creating and maintaining participant lists, drafting emails, creating resources, and responding to emails regarding the event(s).
  • Provide administrative support to the NRD and NE Region Chapters.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Desired Qualifications:

  •  General computer skills including competency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel,
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and interest in social justice and LGBTQ Rights.
  • 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; Blue State Digital or similar system preferred, but not required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up.

 To apply, submit your resume and a letter of interest to: http://www.glsen.org/apply-to-work-at-glsen

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, and we strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBT people to apply.