The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is always seeking interns. ALP's interns will receive hands-on experience working within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color community for progressive social and economic change.
Internships are structured to provide in-depth skills building opportunities and a high amount of responsibility. Although staff will provide regular guidance and supervision, interns will be accountable for their individual workplans. ALP internships are structured to be mutually beneficial to both the intern and the organization. Internships are currently unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own housing, living expenses, and any other costs.
Since The Audre Lorde Project is a non-profit organization, we may qualify with certain schools to allow an intern's work study obligations to be fulfilled by working at ALP. If you are a student you should contact their campus Financial Aid Office for details. ALP will provide professional recommendations and references upon request to students who successfully complete their internships.
Interns can work in the following areas:
- Fundraising & Development - implement creative strategies, & sustainable fundraising.
- Administrative & Non-profit management – learn and develop internal policies and processes that keep the organization running
- Immigrant Rights – Support and build the strength of our immigrant communities.
- TransJustice – A political group by and for Trans and Gender Non- Conforming People of Color.
- Outreach/Base-building - develop base building strategies; recruit and coordinate volunteer committee; conduct tabling and outreach at local LGBTSTGNC and Ally events
- Membership – help create relevant programming that holds our commitment to healing, justice thinking, joy and imagination, collective culture and decision making
All Interns are expected to:
- Develop workplan with a staff person
- Answering phones when in office
- Adherence to ALP's Policies and Procedures
- Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast paced environment
- Individuals who are based in, and committed to, LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities in New York City
- Some knowledge of LGBTSTGNC POC communities in NYC
- Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
- Punctuality and attention to detail
- Creative and resourceful
- Commitment to work in politically progressive environment where coalition-building across differences in gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, nationality, and ability are institutional values
- Computer proficiency
How To Apply
Please send a Letter of Interest; stating your name, contact information, the name of the area you are interested in applying, and a short statement why you are interested in interning at ALP. Please use the letter as an opportunity to introduce ALP to your life and experiences. Remember to also express what skill areas you are looking to increase.
Fax or email your letter to: Irma Bajar (212)463-0344 or ibajaralp [dot] org.