From: Web Manager <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 1:10:51 PM
Subject: Volunteer Opportunity: Communications Intern
Students Active for Ending Rape
Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is currently preparing for a year of exciting new projects. We are in the process of expanding our reach in order to alert more students of our services and to put college sexual assault back on the national stage. In order to do this, we need a dedicated intern to help out with some of the nuts and bolts of the operation.
The Communications Intern will work with the Communications Coordinator on a number of tasks, including:
* Track relevant press on rape and campus sexual assault.
* Update existing databases of student contacts.
* Help create and maintain a calendar of relevant events.
* Brainstorm and help develop a strategic communications plan.
* Assist with the implementation of new projects as needed.
There will also be opportunities for written work, so strong writers are encouraged to apply. This internship is perfect for a student majoring in Communications with an interest in social justice work, as well as students interested in nonprofit administration/management or anti-sexual violence work.
This is a semester-long internship, running from September through December. The intern should be prepared to work 8-10 hours a week (depending on timing of projects), though s/he will largely be able to create his/her own schedule. Some evening work will be required as the Communications Coordinator is only available to meet in person after 5pm. The intern should expect to meet with the Coordinator on a weekly basis.
This is an unpaid internship, but we do offer one need-based scholarship for $600 available for qualified students. If you're interested in the Founders Scholarship, please note this in your cover letter and we will send you the scholarship application.
Please also let us know if you will be seeking school credit for these internships.
To apply please send a cover letter, telling us about yourself and why you're interested in joining SAFER, with a resume to:
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW-NYS Young Feminist Task Force Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)