Feminist Jobs & Internships
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|Description:||Running Start is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young women and girls to run for political office. Our goal is to increase the number of women in the United States who serve in elected office by planting the seed early that women are needed in politics. Our training programs emphasize that political leadership is an attainable and exciting goal for young women to pursue.
By educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbuing them with the skills they need to be leaders, we give women the ?running start? they need to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision making power of this country.
(Part time or Full time) This is an ideal internship for someone who would like a great deal of responsibility and variety in the work they would do during their internship. Interns become an integral part of our staff and work closely with the president and executive director of the orgranization. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in mentoring and professional development opportunities. Intern responsibilities include:
Selecting students and speakers for Young Women?s Political Leadership Program
Drafting curriculum for summer program
Researching and contacting speakers for our Path to Politics Seminars
Drafting business communication for President and Executive Director
Composing profiles of ?young women to watch? around the United States
Newsletters, emails to our members, and press releases
Women in politics around the world
Young women candidates running for Congress
Why so few young women are running
Adding content to site
Monitoring our Facebook Fan Page and Cause
Monitoring our Twitter feed
Helping spread Running Start programs to education institutions around the country
Maintaining our information data base
This job is ideal for someone interested in learning about nonprofit management. Our interns get a well-rounded experience and are taught the ins and outs of Washington and advocacy.
Qualifications: Prior experience in politics is not required, but strong writing, communication, and organization skills are a must. A healthy sense of humor is also encouraged.