Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Name It. Change It. Intern|
|Organization:||Women's Media Center|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||The Women's Media Center's Washington DC office is currently recruiting interns to work on our NAME IT. CHANGE IT. project which tracks media sexism directed at women candidates and politicians.
Is this the right place for you?
-Are you interested in closely following the 2012 election cycle?
-Do you feel strongly about the need for gender equality in media coverage between male and female candidates?
-Do you like to read news articles, blogs and watch television?
Launched in 2010, NAME IT. CHANGE IT. uses rapid response and educational campaigns intended to significantly raise awareness and dramatically reduce media sexism directed at women running for and serving in elected office ?" one of the most significant deterrents women cite for not running for office.
Read feed back from past interns:
"Working for Name it. Change it. has heightened my awareness of sexism that women are subject to in the media. It used to be something that I just overlooked and didn't pay much attention to.
Interning for the organization has gave me the opportunity to apply my writing in the Name it Change it. blog. I definitely recommend this job to any journalism major or just anyone who wants more experience in writing." -Vanessa, Spring '12
The Name It. Change It. Intern's responsibilities will include, but will not be limited -Assisting the Communications Manager of the NAME IT. CHANGE IT. project -Tracking and reviewing media coverage of candidates -Contributing to our blog -Monitoring print, TV and online media for sexist coverage -Researching media requests, email blasts, assisting with content management and other duties as assigned.
-Assisting with our Progressive Women's Voices training August
The ideal candidate is media-savvy with a solid understanding of journalism, media advocacy and/or feminism or gender studies.
Good writers wanted! Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook, have good organizational skills, and pay excellent attention to detail.
Experience or interest in journalism a plus.
This internship is located in Washington, DC, in a Metro-accessible location close to Farragut North/West. A commitment of a minimum of two days a week is required. Currently recruiting interns for Fall 2012. Start date is flexible but the internship ends after the election in early November.
This internship is unpaid, though WMC will support those applicants who are seeking academic credit through their home institution.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume, and a link to 1-2 writing samples (blog or web-style writing encouraged!) to Nameitchangeit@gmail.com with "NAME IT CHANGE IT INTERNSHIP? in subject line. In your cover letter please explain your background, why you are interested in this position and where you heard about it.
Contact: Rachel Larris