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Development Internships (Austin)Interns Wanted

Post date: June 2014
Closing date: OPEN



Interns are encouraged to seek academic credit for their work. Average hours are 12-20 per week, with flexibility in days and hours. Preferred candidates will be available to intern for the entire academic year, but those available only for the fall semester will also be considered. All positions are unpaid.
Equality Texas envisions a state where all Texans are treated equally, with dignity and respect. Equality Texas is comprised of two components: “Equality Texas Foundation” (C3) educates and engages the public about policies and their effect on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Texans, and “Equality Texas” (C4) advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Together, these two entities work to eliminate discrimination and secure full equality for all Texans. Current priorities include building business support for statewide nondiscrimination laws, working to pass nondiscrimination ordinances at the municipal level, and amplifying the discussion of why marriage matters for Texans.
 
Fundraising and marketing are critical to the success of this work. The development and marketing intern will expand fundraising and marketing opportunities through assisting with data management, donor solicitation and stewardship, event planning, identifying beneficiary opportunities, and other assignments as needed to ensure organizational success.
 
 
We are currently seeking interns for the Fall 2014 Semester.

 
Responsibilities include: 
  • Assist with cleansing donor data between financial and donor management software
  • Research grant and community beneficiary opportunities
  • Support state-wide and Austin fundraising events as needed
  • Solicit and steward donors through email, phone, and other opportunities
  • Promote the organization through social media
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: 
  • Pursuing BA/BS at four-year accredited college or university in Austin
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Prefer junior or senior, but will consider other class levels
  • An interest in working to end LGBT discrimination in the state of Texas
  • Preferred knowledge of the political scene in Texas
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Comfort working in a team and taking direction from a supervisor Preferred knowledge of graphic design
 
The Equality Texas office is located in downtown Austin within walking distance to the State Capitol. The office is a friendly and fun place to work. Internships with the Development Department offer you a chance to make a difference while you build your experience and résumé.
 
How to Respond:

 

Please send your cover letter, resume, two professional references, and two writing samples to Lauren Zurbrügg, at laurenz@equalitytexas.org. In your cover letter, please indicate why you would be a good fit for this internship, as well as the days and hours you are available to work.


Employment Policy: As an equal opportunity employer, Equality Texas embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identiiy or gender expression, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interns WantedPublic Policy/Legislative Advocacy Internships (Houston)
Post date: June 2014
Closing date: OPEN

Interns are encouraged to earn academic credit for their work. Average hours are 12-20 per week, with flexibility in days and hours according to each intern's needs. All positions are unpaid.
Equality Texas is in the business of securing equality in the state by advocating and lobbying for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Through our Public Policy/Legislative Advocacy Program, we lobby members of the Texas Legislature and the leaders of Texas’ cities, towns and counties to enact policies that strengthen families and promote equality. The Public Policy/Legislative Advocacy internship at Equality Texas includes a variety of tasks in which you can use and develop your policy and advocacy skills.  Public policy interns are utilized year-round to assist the department in achieving its goals.
 
We are currently seeking interns for the Fall 2014 Semester.
 
The minimum time commitment for academic year interns is one semester. Interns are encouraged to earn credit for their time, but volunteers are welcome as well. Average hours per week are 12-20 hours with flexibility for actual days worked. All positions are non-paid. People with experience in public policy, advocacy, and law preferred.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conduct legislative research on a variety of issues in support of Equality Texas’ legislative agenda.
  • Assist in the drafting of legislation to be filed.
  • Assist the Communications and Field Departments in preparation of talking points for specific pieces of legislation and dissemination of information to affected constituents.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned. Tasks include: proofreading, editing, data-entry, filing, committee hearing preparation/monitoring, copying, etc.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.
  • Upper-division and graduate interns may be requested to directly lobby legislators, under supervision.  

The Equality Texas office is located in the Montrose area of Houston. The office is a friendly and fun place to work. Internships with the Public Policy/Legislative Advocacy Department offer you a chance to make a difference while you build your experience and résumé.

 
How to Respond:

To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest and résumé to Daniel Williams at danielwilliams@equalitytexas.org .  


In your letter, tell us why you would like to be an intern at Equality Texas and what civil rights issues concern you the most. Also, please include days and hours available, previous intern or volunteer experience, list any skills that are particularly suited for the internship position, and a phone number or e-mail at which you can be reached.

Employment Policy: As an equal opportunity employer, Equality Texas embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender or gender expression, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.





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