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WE HAVE 2 UNPAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Position Title: Communications & Outreach Intern (click to jump)

Position Title: Community Organizing Intern (see below)

 

Position Title: Community Organizing Intern

RightRides for Women’s Safety builds safer communities for women and LGBTQ individuals through community organizing, policy advocacy, direct service programs, and anti-violence education with the goal of fostering greater safety awareness and individual empowerment in New York City. We seek a motivated, dependable, detail-oriented individual with a strong commitment to social justice to work alongside the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate New Yorkers for Safe Transit coalition
  • Organize community education workshops and events
  • Pursue policy change activities
  • Track goal progress and outcomes
  • Represent NYFST/RightRides at public events and gatherings
  • Complete filing, photocopying, and general mailings related to the work

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong interest and experience in violence prevention, community organizing, and women’s and LGBTQ safety.
  • Ability to take direction, function independently yet work well with others, prioritize duties, manage time effectively, proactively meet deadlines, and be trustworthy and flexible.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet research
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework in a related field; knowledge of safety and anti-violence issues is a plus. Priority given to Juniors and Seniors.
  • Commitment of at least 10 hours per week for a period of no less than 12 weeks
  • Must be available during the following days/hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 11AM – 3PM and/or Fridays 11AM – 6 PM. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This is an unpaid position; however, the Intern will gain a uniquely valuable experience with an award-winning, progressive nonprofit, as well as one-on-one mentorship, skills building opportunities, and networking contacts
  • RightRides for Women’s Safety will assist Intern and their educational institution in completing requirements for academic credit, and credit-seeking interns will receive priority
  • We maintain a professional, yet casual office environment in the Downtown Brooklyn area, close to major train lines.

TO APPLY

Email your resume and brief cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to Executive Director Oraia Reid at oraia@rightrides.org. Write “CO Intern” in the subject line. (.doc or .pdf formats only)

Please do not fax, telephone, or mail inquiries or resumes, as they will not be accepted.

DEADLINE

September 20, 2011 (Apply as soon as possible for priority consideration.)
RightRides for Women’s Safety, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



Position Title: Communications & Outreach Intern

RightRides for Women’s Safety builds builds safer communities for women and LGBTQ individuals through community organizing, policy advocacy, direct service programs, and anti-violence education with the goal of fostering greater safety awareness and individual empowerment in New York City. We seek a motivated, dependable, detail-oriented individual with a strong commitment to social justice to work alongside the Deputy Director to:

  • Shape an innovative communications strategy to promote our programs and work
  • Research, plan, and implement online outreach around women's and LGBTQ safety (including blogs, social networks, web-based publications, and other online communities)
  • Develop web marketing and communications campaigns
  • Research and write articles and content for website
  • Pitch new ideas for projects and strategies
  • Put together and mail out press materials
  • Catalog media mentions and organize publications and video materials

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest and experience in violence prevention, community organizing, media, and women’s and LGBTQ safety.
  • Ability to take direction, function independently yet work well with others, prioritize duties, manage time effectively, proactively meet deadlines, and be trustworthy and flexible.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet research, and Social Networking; knowledge of basic HTML, web design, and Web 2.0 preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework in a related field; knowledge of safety and anti-violence issues is a plus. Priority given to Juniors and Seniors.
  • Commitment of at least 10 hours per week for a period of no less than 12 weeks
  • Must be available during the following days/hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 11AM – 3PM and/or Fridays 11AM – 6 PM. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This is an unpaid position; however, the Intern will gain a uniquely valuable experience with an award-winning, progressive nonprofit, as well as one-on-one mentorship, skills building opportunities, and networking contacts
  • RightRides will assist Intern and their educational institution in completing requirements for academic credit; credit-seeking interns will receive priority
  • We maintain a professional yet casual office environment in Downtown Brooklyn close to major train lines.

TO APPLY

Email your resume and brief cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to Executive Director Oraia Reid at oraia@rightrides.org. Write “Media Intern” in the subject line. (.doc or .pdf formats only)

Please do not fax, telephone, or mail inquiries or resumes, as they will not be accepted.

DEADLINE

September 20, 2011 (Apply as soon as possible for priority consideration.)
RightRides for Women’s Safety, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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