Are you looking for an internship that will truly help teens who need to understand how media affects them and what to do about it? How about insight into how a nonprofit program works? About-Face is looking for a smart, passionate, enthusiastic, and organized intern.
College students are encouraged to apply. Note that internships are unpaid. We require that interns be eligible for credit or hours through their school or university. Please check with the appropriate department/educator and confirm this is possible in your application.
Timeline and time commitment: This internship will ideally take place from January to May 2019, 8-12 hours per week (depending on your school’s requirements).
Duties and Responsibilities
Report to Hénia Belalia, Director of Programs
Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
— Outreach and recruitment of new Workshop Leaders
— Assisting with planning trainings for Workshop Leaders
— Participating in Workshop Leader Trainings, and being trained as an Education Into Action Workshop Leader
— Providing workshops (in schools and communities) when the need arises
— Outreach to youth for workshops we deliver for the community at large, and assistance in planning
— Collecting and compiling media examples that will inform our work via our Education Into Action programs both in schools and community, as well as online
— Updating our online media catalog, with relevant and current media
— Outreach to schools and programs to assist in setting up more programs around the Bay Area (via phone calls, e-mail, mailings, and scheduling in-person meetings)
— Assisting in setting up a system of outreach to various districts and PTA’s (Parent Teacher Associations) across the Bay Area
— Contributing to the promotion of About-Face’s work and mission in the community
— Assisting in creating and executing actions (with the youth) that will further About-Face’s message and mission
— Using our database (Salesforce) to update or add new contacts, and to update information about upcoming workshops
— Managing and entering evaluation surveys
Requirements and Skills
— Excellent organizational skills
— Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
— Friendly, effective communication skills via phone, in person, and in writing
— Basic computer skills to use Salesforce (training provided), our contact database
— Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
— Interest in how media affects women, (self-identified) girls, and gender expansive youth
— Willingness to learn new technology and confidence with technology
— Initiative-taking, critical-thinking skills, and readiness to ask questions when appropriate
Apply by Friday, December 21, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying earlier will help. Ability to receive credit through an internship program or requirement for your academic institution is highly preferred. (Please check with the appropriate department/educator in advance of applying and confirm this is possible in your application.)
To apply, e-mail the following to Hénia Belalia, Director of Programs, at henia [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org.
— IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL: A brief e-mail cover letter (no more than 1 printed page) that tells us
1) how you will contribute to About-Face’s work;
2) name of your current college, or university;
3) whether you will be able to receive credit and/or hours (see above); and
4) number of total hours or weekly hours you will be available to work with us.
— AND ATTACH: A resume or another description of your previous work and volunteer experience.
We aim to respond by 7 business days after you apply, when we may ask you to interview in person, or via phone or video conference. At that time, you may also be asked to provide contact information for three references.