TITLE: Internship,

HOURS: 10-32 Hours per week

REPORTS TO: Program Director

POTENTIAL START DATE: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

 

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 supe rvision, 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.

This internship is an Administrative Intern that will support the Administrative and Development Staff of the organization.

  • Learn and develop internal administrative policies and processes that keep the organization running
  • Supporting the communications infrastructure of the organization
  • Supporting with grassroots fundraising and donor calls and contacts.
  • Support with filing and organizing the office,
  • Developing documentation systems and updating documentation and tracking systems for the work.
  • Supporting with events, meetings, retreats, and workshops.
Mission: 

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

Responsibilities: 

This internship is an Administrative Intern that will support the Administrative and Development Staff of the organization.

  • Learn and develop internal administrative policies and processes that keep the organization running
  • Supporting the communications infrastructure of the organization
  • Supporting with grassroots fundraising and donor calls and contacts.
  • Support with filing and  organizing the office,
  • Developing documentation systems and updating documentation and tracking systems for the work.
  • Supporting with events, meetings, retreats, and workshops.
Required Qualifications: 

• Develop a work plan

• Answering phones & door when in office

• Adherence to ALP's Policies and Procedures

Preferred Qualifications: 

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 and comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel

Compensation: 

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.

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 Cleo@alp.org

Application Deadline: 
October 6, 2017