QWOC+ Boston Seeks Jan-June 2011 Interns

We are currently accepting applications for the following TWO (2) internship positions for Jan-June 2010!

We promise you a rewarding experience filled with learning, mentorship, sisterhood, and food!

If you don’t believe us, ask our summer 2010 intern, Erika Turner. Read what she has to say in her last summer blog post.

Deadline for first round is Monday December 27th! Interviews will be scheduled in December and January thereafter.

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A) Social Media Marketing Internship

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) is currently seeking a dynamic, motivated intern interested in deepening their expertise in social media marketing. This unpaid internship requires a commitment of just 10 hours per week, including mandatory attendance at our bi-monthly planning meetings, and offers a student-friendly flexible schedule; hours can be worked primarily from home, at night, and on the weekends.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • You are a high school, undergraduate or graduate student
  • You are a member or active ally to the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LBGTQI) community
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills — you can crank out a newsletter AND hold your own in a meeting
  • You possess hands-on experience with popular social media applications like Twitter, Digg, Facebook, and YouTube
  • You have at least a basic understanding of blogging tools like WordPress, Blogspot, or Drupal
  • Your attention to detail is almost supernatural
  • You are passionate about social justice and have several organizational affiliations and committees to show for it!
  • You enjoy working within a team, but cherish your very own mini-projects

Did you nod your head at most (or all) of the statements above? If so, then we’d LOVE to consider you for one of our summer social media internships!

What You Will Accomplish:
  • You will provide marketing and communications support for our Fall Programming, which includes concepting, planning, coordination, and execution of a variety of community-building events (e.g. monthly discussion series, networking socials, holiday party etc)
  • You will learn the basics of email marketing via your contribution (draft and technical support) of our monthly newsletter
  • You will brainstorm your very own ideas for leveraging social media to create social change — yes, we’ll give you (and your co-intern) your very own project/event to plan
  • You will author blog posts and reblog relevant media articles
  • You will post frequent tweets and master the art of engaging users via Twitter
  • You will learn to identify potential PR opportunities
  • You will work alongside the core team of organizers committee to explore ways in which we might engage our user community both within our existing sites and on external social media platforms
  • You WILL have so much fun, and be able to talk about it on your resume. [If you do a great job] You will earn at least one solid letter of recommendation!

B) Community Engagement and Development Internship

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) is currently seeking an outgoing, creative, and self-motivated intern excited about relationship and partnership building, community engagement, outreach strategy, and fundraising. This unpaid internship requires a commitment of just 5-10 hours per week, including mandatory attendance at our bi-monthly planning meetings, and offers a student-friendly flexible schedule; hours can be worked primarily from home, at night, and on the weekends.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • You are a high school, undergraduate or graduate student
  • You are a member or active ally to the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LBGTQI) community
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills (punctuation, formatting for easy-reading, brevity, are all things you’ve considered for yourself and others)
  • You are excited about social networking, partnership building, and nurturing existing relationships (read: people person)
  • You’re addicted to email; people can count on receiving a response from you within the hour!
  • You’re a practical visionary: BIG ideas, BIG goals, BIG challenges, but you meet them head on using your efficient and pragmatic approach to execution
  • You are passionate about social justice and have several organizational affiliations and committees to show for it!
  • You enjoy bringing individuals, groups, and ideas together; it’s all sooo exciting!
  • You would be a good sales person ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you nod your head at most (or all) of the statements above? If so, then we’d LOVE to consider you for one of our summer social media internships!

What You Will Accomplish This Fall:
  • You will provide liaison and communications support for our Fall Programming, which includes concepting, planning, coordination, and execution of a variety of community-building events (e.g. monthly discussion series, networking socials, holiday party etc)
  • You will brainstorm and implement your very own fundraising ideas — yes, we’ll give you (and your co-intern) your very own project/event to plan
  • You will learn to identify potential partnership building / collaboration opportunities
  • You will work alongside the core team of organizers committee to materialize/implement strategic goals and event ideas; you’ll get to take the lead on “making things happen”
  • You WILL have so much fun, and be able to talk about it on your resume. [If you do a great job] You will earn at least one solid letter of recommendation!

INTERNSHIP COMPENSATION:

  • UNPAID
  • Academic Credit
  • Official Letter of Recommendation
  • Complimentary Event Tickets
  • Cool Points and Free Food
If you’re interested in applying to either of these positions, please send your resume to internships at qwocboston dot org. Include the following info in the body of the email (or we won’t read/respond to your application):
  • First and Last Name
  • Name of Institution
  • Contact Info (Email and Phone Number)
  • How did you hear about this internship opportunity?
  • Do you blog? Give us your website.
  • Do you tweet? List your Twitter handle.
  • What social justice cause are you most concerned about? Is it different from the one you donate most of your time/money to? If so, tell us why. If not, well then tell us how your passion for this cause has translated to action (i.e. how do you support/promote it?). Please respond to this question in 5 sentences or less. This isn’t a college essay — we just wanna gauge your level of commitment

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