The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) offers internship opportunities! 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.
HOURS: 16-32 Hours per week
REPORTS TO: Program Director
POSITION SUMMARY: 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 work plans.
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 your campus Financial Aid Office for details.
ALP will provide professional recommendations and references upon request to those who complete their internships.
Responsibilities can include:
Supporting Program Areas
• The Membership Program
o Develop base building strategies; recruit and coordinate volunteer committee; conduct tabling and outreach at local LGBTSTGNC and Ally events
o Support with base building events such as New Membership Orientation, various Borough Pride events, & Chillin’ & Grillin’ (LGBTSTGNC POC BBQ in Prospect Park).
• The 3rd Space Program
o Update the Resource Guide by vetting & assessing community resources.
o Interpreter's Training Outreach.
• The Campaign Organizing Programs
o Supporting Transjustice: An organizing group for Trans & Gender-Non Conforming People of Color
Trans Day of Action outreach, logistics and general support
Assist with Cultural Werk Nights that promote Trans Day of Action prep work
o Supporting the Safe OUTside the System Program: An organizing group to address the safety and self-determination of LGBTSTGNC People of Color. This includes:
support planning and development of political education and cyphers on abolition, gentrification
support with Bed-Stuy Pride as it relates to; vendor recruitment; logistic support
o Safe Neighborhood Campaign
Supporting Administrative & Development Staff
•Implement creative strategies, & sustainable fundraising.
learn and develop internal policies and processes that keep the organization running
Supporting the Communications
•Updating/Posting on our Social Media Platforms & Website
• Develop a work plan
• Answering phones & door when in office
• Adherence to ALP's Policies and Procedures
Individuals who are based in, and committed to, LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities in NYC
• 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. E-mail your letter to: Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds at Cleoalp [dot] org