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Paid Internships Available
Applications due February 15, 2014
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Richmond that works to enhance Virginia’s response to and prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, seeks 4 part-time interns. Applicants must have an interest in marketing, public policy, communications, and/or human services related to sexual and intimate partner violence.
The Action Alliance is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to hiring and supporting a diverse staff. The organization has an ongoing commitment to become an anti-racist organization, recognizing that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression. Each internship is 8-12 hours per week @ $10/hour.
Duties include: assisting the Advocacy and Member Support Team to plan for and implement public awareness/marketing strategies through social networking sites, maintaining contacts with print, radio, and online media statewide, and writing/designing publications. Marketing would encompass all aspects of the organization's work including Hotline, Training, Resources, and Events. Background and/or interest in marketing, graphic design, and/or journalism is preferred but not required.
Public Policy Intern
Duties include: assisting the Policy Director in planning for and implementing the Action Alliance's policy initiatives, including researching relevant policy issues to inform policy initiatives, developing materials and talking points on policy issues, providing guidance to policy work groups, developing a training on state and federal legislative processes and grassroots advocacy, and communicating with our membership and policy leaders. Background and interest in sexual and intimate partner violence, policy, and social justice is preferred.
Duties include: assisting the Communications Director to establish a media accountability project for sexual and intimate partner violence wherein news outlets include advocate perspectives, work to dispel pervasive myths, and promote protective factors when covering sexual and intimate partner violence. In addition, plan and implement marketing strategies for projects, such as The Red Flag Campaign, DO YOU Campaign, statewide Hotline, etc. Experience in marketing, and/or journalism is preferred. Submit portfolio of writing samples with resume and cover letter.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Intern
Duties include: assisting the Hotline Manager with the implementation of the Action Alliance PREA Project including receiving and distributing mail from Department of Correction’s inmates, research and collect best practice information related to providing effective advocacy services to incarcerated individuals, research and collect publications on important emerging issues in the field of corrections related to PREA, and research and develop a PREA Toolkit to share with Sexual Assault Crisis Centers to encourage collaborative local responses to individuals who experience sexual violence while incarcerated. Knowledge of sexual violence and victim advocacy preferred. Experience working with diverse populations and with people who have been incarcerated encouraged.
To apply: Submit cover letter, sample of work/writing, and three references by February 15, 2014 to email@example.com. Indicate in subject line “Internship application for [insert internship title]”)
Questions: Contact Liz Cascone, Advocacy Manager Office: 804-377-0335. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230