Development Intern

Title: Development Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to:  Development Director
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – June 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr.  

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking an intern to join our development team. This individual will work closely with the Development Director to engage donors, plan events and support our fundraising priorities.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Enter data and assist in maintaining donor database (EveryAction) 
  • Conduct research on individual and corporate donors to understand soliciting potential 
  • Assist with grant writing and tracking 
  • Create an outreach plan to update donor contacts and files in donor database. 
  • Manage in-kind donations for fundraising events (Love Equality, Gala, etc.) 
  • Collect donor profiles and donor related articles for use in e-newsletter 
  • Support staff with volunteer management during events  
  • Assist in campaign execution – mailing, filling, outreach 
  • Collaborate with communications team to track social media engagement, potential client prospects and engagement related to donor potential 
  • Learn about Equality Texas’ priority LGBTQ+ rights issues 
  • Attend planning and organization wide meetings with staff and partners 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people in Texas 
  • A strategic thinker with a focus on improving systems, coordinating efforts, using data to drive decision making, and an unwavering commitment to reaching goals 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • A proactive approach to problem solving with strong decision-making capability 
  • A strong work ethic 
  • Proficient in the use of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 
  • Able to commit to the full 5-months term 
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships 
  • Superior customer service 
  • Models maturity and transparency 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Prior internship or volunteer experience preferred. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how to effectively communicate with donors through mail, phone, email, and social media by developing regular communication alongside staff to support Equality Texas’ fundraising goals.
  • Create understanding of donor activity through management of donor database and updating outdated records.  
  • Learn about creating successful campaigns from concept to execution by creating fundraising goals, execution plans and database management strategies.  

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Development Internship role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Development Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations: 

  • Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and 
  • Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. 

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.

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Operations Intern

November 15, 2022 by Steen Major

Title: Operations Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to:  Operations Associate
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – June 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr.  

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking an intern to join our Operations team. This individual will work closely with the Operations Associate and CEO to assist our departments during legislative session.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

Learning Objectives: 

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Operations Internship role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Operations Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations: 

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.

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Government Affairs Intern

November 15, 2022 by Steen Major

Title: Government Affairs Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to: Senior Advisor to the CEO
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – May 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr. 

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking a dynamic and pro-active intern who is interested in learning the ins and outs of the Texas Legislature. If you are interested in a future in policy, advocacy and/or government we encourage you to apply. The Government Affairs Intern will help our advocacy team advance our multi-faceted public policy agenda during the 2023 Texas Legislative Session.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

Learning Objectives: 

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Government Affairs Intern role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Government Affairs Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations: 

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.

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Field Intern

November 15, 2022 by Steen Major

Title: Field Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to:  Field Director
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – June 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr.  

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking an intern to join our field and advocacy team. This individual will work closely with the Field Director to engage Equality Texans in advocacy to support our legislative priorities.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

Learning Objectives: 

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Field Internship role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Field Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations: 

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.
 

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Communications Intern

November 15, 2022 by Steen Major

Title: Communications Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to: Communications Director
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – June 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr.   

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking a Communications Intern to work with the Communications and Development Team, reporting directly to the Communications Director and working collaboratively with other colleagues across the organization, the Communications Intern will support the overall digital communications program including social media, email, web content, biweekly webinars, video editing and basic graphic design. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

Learning Objectives: 

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Communications Intern role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Communications Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and

Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.   

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