Community Organizing Intern, Summer 2018 (Hampton Roads, Richmond, or Northern Virginia preferred)
- Internship posted by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
Hours per week
Organization: NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (an independent state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the state-level political process to guarantee reproductive freedom for all, including family planning, sexuality education, maternal health care, and safe, legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is a grassroots 501(c)(4) organization, with a 501(c)(3) Foundation arm and a political action committee (PAC).
Position: NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is seeking several part-time Grassroots Organizing Interns to assist our regional Community Organizers for 10-15 hours/week for a period of 10 weeks over the summer. These individuals will be responsible for assisting our organizers in preparing for several community-wide events over the coming months, including a number of tabling events. In addition, interns will assist in building a stronger corps of volunteers through targeted programming.
- Lead tabling events in the community to raise the organization’s profile and recruit new volunteers
- Plan events for volunteers to increase group cohesion and expand the repro cadre;
- Research opportunities for grassroots engagement in Virginia;
- Various office and administrative activities as necessary.
- Support of the mission, vision, and work of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and knowledge of reproductive rights, health, and justice issues;
- Experience in volunteering and/or volunteer outreach;
- Well-organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated;
- Outgoing personality, and an ability to connect with people of varying backgrounds;
- Strong written and interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills;
- Must be able to work occasional evenings and most weekends during the morning;
- Ability to go with the flow, comfort with shifting priorities, and a strong sense of humor.
Internship details/ requirements: This is a part-time internship requiring 10-15 hours per week for 10 weeks between June and mid-August 2018. Most responsibilities will take place during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, with some weekday evenings hours required, at local events like Farmers’ Markets and festivals, therefore, access to a car is preferred. Community organizers are based in Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia, so proximity to one of those areas is also preferred.
Compensation: A semester stipend of $500 will be provided and we will work with students to receive academic credit, if applicable.
How To Apply
How to Apply: To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to apply[at]naralva.org with subject line "Community Organizing Intern – [Your Name]." Include your preferred location (Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, or Richmond) in the body of your email, and make sure to address your qualifications and your commitment to reproductive rights, health, and justice in your cover letter. Attach your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.