Intern with Georgia WAND!
Georgia WAND internships offer opportunities to see, at the basic level, how one can engage in and fortify the progressive movement, as well as advance the mission of a local organization. At Georgia WAND, not only will you learn about building women's power and the power within our communities to end militarism, violence, environmental injustices and environmental racism, nuclear expansion and energy, but you will also learn how to power your own goals! Each intern participates as a respected decision maker in the Georgia WAND community. Candidates for the internship are asked to share a common belief that actions at the grassroots level bring about change in the local community and can affect policy making at the state and national levels. We encourage you to apply!*
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
15-20 hours per week
*Youth, students, people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/queer people, transgender and gender non-conforming people, job-seekers, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, men, elders, people with wealth, people of faith and the formerly incarcerated are encouraged to apply.
Positions Currently Available:
Communications internships can be catered to specific interests and skills of each intern as responsibilities range from writing and filming to PR and event planning. We'll teach interns the basics of a communications plan and help them develop long term projects based on learning goals.
- Learn the basics of developing a message platform and communications plan
- Design online messaging campaigns
- Write content for website and targeted e-blasts
- Help maintain and update social media content
- Create multimedia projects for our web platforms
- Help develop and lead messaging trainings
- Write press releases and assist with press conferences and other press events
- Pitch stories to local publications
- Option to travel with office to provide support and information in meetings and public hearings and write recaps
- Graphic design
We'll teach you the ins and outs of maintaining a peaceful community of donors, institutional funders (foundations) and allies, including researching and writing grants, developing fundraising campaigns, writing fundraising letters, online fundraising and much more. If you like connecting systemic injustices to databases and monetary transactions--tangible representations of people's commitment to the work, then Georgia WAND's Development Specialist Internship is for you!
- Develop personal leadership skills
- Plan 2014 fundraising efforts
- Build out a grassroots fundraising campaign
- Support and attend major fundraising events, such as our annual Mother’s Day for Peace event
- Research current and potential foundation partners; articulate need, programming and other elements for completing compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals
- Support the Programming Team with educational and organizing efforts
- Help us get the word out about our work--suggest avenues, topics, mechanisms and timing for the communications team; help the Communications Team when necessary
- Seek out and engage current and new local and national donors with whom our mission resonates
- Maintain Georgia WAND’s fundraising files and database
- Design and implement direct mail and online fundraising appeals
- Interact with other interns and Georgia WAND staff and board
- Have fun and learn exciting new things!
- Network with Georgia WAND's expansive community of friends, partners and leaders
Intern will work with Georgia WAND Organizing and Communications Director to learn how to build power in our communities to advance justice and equity and develop your own skills as an organizer and leader.
- Provide general support for our organizing campaigns
- Meet with stakeholders, community leaders and decision makers
- Learn how to build out a strategic organizing campaign
- Learn how to recruit and mobilize supporters
- Create campaign materials such as e-blasts, flyers, phone banking scripts and more
- Plan and attend meetings and events as a Georgia WAND representative
The intern will work directly with the We Count! director on all aspects of the We Count! empowerment campaign.
- Conduct research on voter engagement and empowerment programs
- Compile information an occasional report Voter Registration drive and GOTV activities.
- Coordinate volunteers
- Organize phone banking efforts and rides to the polls
- Help create, promote and publicize We Count! events using social media and other avenues.
- Help plan issue education events
- Opportunities are available to help organize and attend conferences and lobby days in Washington D.C. each fall and spring
Are you interested in women’s political empowerment, environmental justice, peace organizing, or just learning the ins and outs of the non-profit and grassroots organizing world? Join the Georgia WAND Team! We welcome your time, talent and enthusiasm. As a flexible and constantly adapting organization, internships crafted to specific interests or volunteers on special projects or campaigns are welcome
Responsibilities could include:
- Learn about Georgia WAND three main activist areas: Peace in Action, Environmental Justice and Women’s Political Empowerment and work on organizing campaigns in those areas
- Travel with Georgia WAND to workshops, public hearings and educational conferences across the Southeast
- Assist in grant writing and development work
- Attend weekly staff meetings to become part of the team
- Learn office routines and assist with answering phones, opening mail, running errands, making copies, editing copy, contributing graphic design, doing research on issues
- Help coordinate Georgia WAND public events and volunteers
- Extend outreach to the Georgia WAND membership; make phone calls, enter new and updated contact information, speak to student groups, study and train to represent Georgia WAND in the community