Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sister in Strength internships for teens at Girls For Gender Equity

Girls for Gender Equity is looking for young women, ages 16-19 years old, for part-time, paid ($8/hr) Sisters in Strength Community
Organizing Internship. SIS confronts the multiple layers of
individual and institutional discrimination that threatens the
safety of girls and women through five core components:

1) Youth Leadership: Building and utilizing skills in
grassroots organizing to address the multiple barriers to young
women living lives of self-determination
2) Community Service: Mentoring middle school girls and boys to
build leadership skills and increase community connection
3) Consciousness Raising: Challenging one's self and
influencing others to think critically about systems of oppression
and the roles individuals and communities play in these systems
4) Social Growth and Identity: Gaining support in daily
struggles while defining and working toward future goals
5) Education and Career: Asserting the importance of education
and making education more accessible for young women of color

Interns work up to 10 hours/week from October 2007 to June 2008.
A full description of the internship duties and expectations, as
well as an application can be obtained by emailing mandy@ggenyc.org

Please put "Sisters in Strength Internship" in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is September 14, 2007 (complete and in our
office, not just postmarked). Late or incomplete applications will
not be considered!

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