Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Third Wave Foundation seeks Fall Interns

The Third Wave Foundation supports programs and organizations run by and for young women and transgender activists. Truly visionary when it started 10 years ago, the Third Wave Foundation still fills a much needed void in supported young people's projects and provides funding that is a turning point for many grassroots feminist organizations. If you know a young person who would be interested in learning the inner workings of how to support an activist foundation-- pass this info on to them!


Programs Intern
Seeking one intern to work full-time (40 hrs/week) or two interns to work part-time (20 hrs/week) for the Fall and/or Spring semesters, for school credit or work-study hours, or a small stipend if other funds cannot be secured. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our programming, fundraising, and grantmaking areas. Ideal candidates have an interest in developing a birds-eye view of the feminist youth activism landscape and learning more about feminist organizations, non-profits, and foundations.
The Program Internship will focus on Third Wave’s two core grant-making areas, the Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative and the Organizing and Advocacy Fund. Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about Third Wave’s overall work and how funding decisions are made, participate in staff meetings, attend relevant events, and work on the foundation’s grantmaking and grantee capacity building processes.

The internship will involve:
•grantee trainings and event planning
•managing the abortion fund
•coordinating funding requests
•research and writing
•some administrative tasks

Individuals applying for this internship should have:
•an ability to plan and prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
•web, database and library research and writing skills
•familiarity with Excel and/or other databases
•a demonstrated interest in organizing by youth and/or communities of color
•knowledge of gender justice issues

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and a cover letter that mentions your potential start date and days for which you would be available with the following subject heading:
PROGRAM INTERN AP – YOUR NAME
to Jessica Barclay-Strobel at jessica@thirdwavefoundation.org . Third Wave will contact you in August if they are interested in scheduling an interview. They receive a lot of requests and may not be able to follow-up with each person individually.

Communications and Development Intern
Third Wave seeks Communications and Development interns to work part-time (20 hrs/week) for during the months of September through December. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our programming, fundraising, and grantmaking areas. Ideal candidates have an interest in learning more about feminist organizations, non-profits, and foundations. We offer school credit, work-study hours, or a small stipend.

The Communications and Development Intern will be involved in all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and partnership development. This is an ideal position for candidates interested in learning about how non-profit organizations raise visibility and garner support for its programs. Interns will gain insight into the foundation’s organizational infrastructure.
Interns will work with the Development Officer, Development and Communications Associate and Philanthropic Partnerships Associate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•conducting research on potential supporters
•assisting with website maintenance
•assisting with overall preparation and logistics for various events
•helping to write marketing, media and mailing materials such as fact sheets, program/services descriptions, and success stories
•assisting with submission of grant proposals and report packages to potential and current funders
•helping to manage a database for tracking all development and outreach activity

Individuals applying for this internship must be organized and detail-oriented. They must possess excellent writing skills and the ability to work independently. Design experience and a desire to learn fundraising skills preferred. This position has the potential to extend into the spring semester. Starting and ending dates can be flexible.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to Vanessa A. Llana at vanessa@thirdwavefoundation.org .

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