Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET


African Services Committee

*All positions will be remote unless in-person work is specifically agreed upon with the organization.

Position #1 - Hotline and Administrative Intern (French)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage requests for legal assistance
  • Return client calls
  • Screen potential clients for immigration eligibility
  • Assist staff with translations and legal research
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s program in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Fluent or highly conversational in French
    • Must be able to converse expertly with native speakers about a variety of sensitive and detailed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn about the African Services Committee as well as various social services available to immigrant populations in New York.
  • The intern will deepen their understanding of immigration law, policy, and practice in the United States.
  • Intern will develop problem-solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills.
  • Intern will learn how to manage client affairs within established deadlines, to provide the best service possible.

Position #2 - Hotline and Administrative Intern (Spanish)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage requests for legal assistance
  • Return client calls
  • Screen potential clients for immigration eligibility
  • Assist staff with translations and legal research
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s program in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Fluent or highly conversational in Spanish
    • Must be able to converse expertly with native speakers about a variety of sensitive and detailed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn about the African Services Committee as well as various social services available to immigrant populations in New York.
  • The intern will deepen their understanding of immigration law, policy, and practice in the United States.
  • Intern will develop problem-solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills.
  • Intern will learn how to manage client affairs within established deadlines, to provide the best service possible.

Immigration Equality

*Internships will be remote

Position #1 - Legal Intern

Responsibilities:

Legal Interns work closely with the Immigration Equality legal team to provide legal services to LGBTQ/HIV+ immigrants. Among other tasks, legal interns may:

  • Assist members of the legal team in direct representation.
  • Participate in intake interviews, draft affidavits and other documents for administrative proceedings.
  • Research issues about U.S. immigration law and policy.

Qualifications:

  • French, Russian, Portuguese, or Spanish-language fluency is preferred.
  • All work for legal interns will be remote – interns will need to have access to their own computers and telephones.

Position #2 - Development Intern

Responsibilities:

Immigration Equality is seeking an intern to assist the Development Department, a three-person team. While Immigration Equality has an office in a coworking space in Brooklyn, the majority of the staff work fully remote and this role would be expected to be remote as well (with the exception of in-person events and the potential to meet members of the team in person if local). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Hands-on experience with the planning of organizational special events.
  • Maintaining client and donor database (Salesforce), including updating records of supporters and helping to keep a clean database.
  • Administrative tasks to support fundraising efforts.
  • Sending acknowledgements / thank yous to individual donors.
  • Creating basic graphics in Canva.
  • Other research, including grant opportunities, potential speaking opportunities and awards for staff.

Qualifications:

  • Show a commitment to winning social justice for LGBTQ, HIV-positive, and immigrant families.
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to work remotely with minimal supervision.
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented.
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, and committed to the mission of Immigration Equality.
  • Possess strong communication, organization, and computer skills.
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Show a willingness to perform administrative tasks with enthusiasm and high attention to detail. 
  • Be able to understand the importance of client confidentiality. 
  • Possess an interest in a career in the nonprofit sector – particularly in event planning, development and fundraising.

Learning Objectives/Skills Developed:

  • Gain an overview of non-profit fundraising, donor communications, and event planning.
  • Build proficiency in Salesforce, our client and donor database, and experience in a small, but fast-paced, non-profit organization.
  • Gain an introduction to the field of LGBTQ and HIV asylum law.
  • The potential to create your own projects and focus on specific areas within nonprofit fundraising.

Position #3 - Operations Intern

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research and draft new policies as they apply to parental leave, gift acceptance, purchases, and dress code.
  • Draft, administer, and analyze the results of our fall staff satisfaction survey.
  • Review and evaluate current risk assessment policies and research ways to improve existing policies.
  • Assist with the organizational transition to SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

Qualifications:

  • Show a commitment to our cause of winning social justice for LGBTQ, HIV-positive, and immigrant families.
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented.
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, and committed to the mission of Immigration Equality.
  • Possess strong communication, organization, and computer skills.
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Show a willingness to perform administrative tasks with enthusiasm and high attention to detail. 
  • Be able to understand the importance of client confidentiality. 
  • Possess an interest in a career in the nonprofit sector – particularly in event planning, development and fundraising.
  • Bilingual desired but not mandatory.

Learning Objectives/Skills Developed:

  • Gain insight into what it takes to keep the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization running on a day-to-day basis while fully remote.
  • Gain real experience independently designing, implementing, and evaluating organizational policies.
  • Gain extensive experience in gathering feedback from diverse staff and designing and presenting on said feedback.

For The Many

*Internships will be remote

Position #1 - Fundraising Team Leader

Responsibilities:

For the Many’s fundraising interns, or Fundraising Team Leaders, play a key role in developing our bi-annual fundraising drives that introduce our work to thousands of new donors and volunteers. Fundraising Team Leaders will:

  • Identify potential fundraising volunteers.
  • Recruit fundraising volunteers through one-on-one conversations and then directly manage a team of 6-8 fundraising team members through one-on-one check-ins each day during our one-week drive.
  • Serve as leaders, managers, and motivators to hundreds of fundraising team members throughout the course of the fundraising drive.
  • Meet weekly with For the Many’s Donor Organizers to develop skills in grassroots organizing, volunteer recruitment, and effective management in addition to a curriculum focused on the “why” and “how” of non-profit fundraising.

Qualifications:

This role is ideal for students who are considering pursuing a career in philanthropy and donor organizing with non-profits. In addition, it is great for any student who wants to learn more about grassroots fundraising or the role non-profit organizations play in the legislative process, or to develop their leadership and management skills. 

Learning Objectives/Skills Developed:

  • Ground your work in a larger movement to transform our state and country so that it works for all of us.
  • Build your capacities to recruit, coach, and manage volunteers – essential organizing skills. 
  • Strengthen your ability to be a leader.
  • Gain continuous 1-1 support from an experienced volunteer coach and staff manager.
  • Be a part of a tight-knit group of team leaders building the drive together.
  • Build strong analytical skills, including fundraising strategy and landscape.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of state and local politics.
  • Learn how to manage volunteers, including developing the capacity to communicate assertively and delegate tasks.
  • Hone your self-management, including developing systems to manage your own work and many moving pieces.
  • Gain recruitment skills.

Position #2 - Distributed Organizing Intern

Students can take on this role alongside the Fundraising Team Leader role to develop a more diverse skill set. If you are interested in this option, please select “Position #2 – Distributed Organizing Intern” as your first choice and note in your paragraph response.

Responsibilities:

  • 2-hr shift per week- Outreach (phonebanking), team meeting, and data entry plus 2-3 hrs Independent work per week – Data management, event facilitation, event prep, 1-1s with volunteers, fundraising recruitment.
  • Organizational Recruitment: recruiting and mobilizing organizational contacts through phonebanking, textbanking, and emailing.
  • Event Planning and Facilitation: creating and facilitating agendas for info sessions and actions for volunteers.
  • Volunteer Engagement: setting up non-fundraising one-on-one conversations to build relationships with promising volunteers, doing confirmation and debrief calls with volunteers before and after volunteer shifts.
  • Relational Recruitment: reaching out to and mobilizing your personal networks to volunteer.

If you are also a Fundraising Team Leader:

  • FTM Recruitment, recruit new and existing organizational contacts to fundraising team through initial messages, follow-up, and recruitment convos.

Learning Objectives/Skills Developed:

  • Volunteer recruitment: you’ll learn (mostly, by doing) how to get new contacts and follow up with them to turn them into volunteers for the organization.
  • Event coordination & facilitation: you’ll get to practice planning, coordinating, and facilitating events to build relationships with volunteers.
  • Working within a team: our college outreach crew is largely self-managed, you’ll need to communicate with each other to get your work done.
  • Project management: you will be responsible for owning a project with many moving pieces, meeting weekly goals in order to build an effective volunteer base.
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools: including volunteer databases, EveryAction, Mail-Merge, etc.

Fortune Society

Position #1 - Volunteer Services Newsletter/Video Editor Intern

*Internship is remote

Responsibilities:

  • Write volunteer newsletter article(s): interview volunteers and staff, collect and synthesize data from volunteers, write short articles/highlights/data snapshots.
  • Use personal video editing tools and laptop to edit recorded interviews. Edits may include cutting out sections, moving in on one image over another (zoom room, just focusing on speaker), adding in overlay text (titles, names), and adding in a title page.
  • Meet with the Director of Volunteer Services to get direction and feedback.

Qualifications:

  • Access to personal computer/editing software.
  • Video editing experience.

Position #2 - Dining Room Volunteer

*Location: The Academy (625 W 140th St, Harlem)

Volunteers will work with staff to provide hot meals to participants at either The Academy. Depending on the volunteer’s food protection certificate status, volunteers will either serve food or operate the computer swiping client cards (essentially like a cash register, training would be provided).

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and/or clean food stations. 
  • Serve food. 
  • Operate the computer used to swipe client cards.

Qualifications:

-OR-

Learning Objectives/Skills Developed:

  • Volunteer recruitment: you’ll learn (mostly, by doing) how to get new contacts and follow up with them to turn them into volunteers for the organization.
  • Event coordination & facilitation: you’ll get to practice planning, coordinating, and facilitating events to build relationships with volunteers.
  • Working within a team: our college outreach crew is largely self-managed, you’ll need to communicate with each other to get your work done.
  • Project management: you will be responsible for owning a project with many moving pieces, meeting weekly goals in order to build an effective volunteer base.
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools: including volunteer databases, EveryAction, Mail-Merge, etc.



Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET