Summer 2018 Internships
About National Organization for Women – New York City
National Organization for Women – New York City (NOW-NYC) advocates for the women and girls of New York. We aim to defend reproductive rights, fight economic inequality, promote women’s leadership, and end discrimination and violence against women. As the largest NOW chapter in the country, we play a key role in shaping the debate on the issues that impact women, creating policies, and holding government and businesses accountable to the women of New York.
Women’s Justice NOW is our charitable partner organization, supporting our public education and outreach efforts and providing legal advocacy and referrals to women in need. Our team aids survivors in navigating the criminal justice system to get their cases investigated and to seek justice in the courts. We are leading the fight against drug-facilitated sexual assault – implementing our research into initiatives to train law enforcement officials and enable prosecutors to arrest and indict perpetrators.
Fundraising and Special Events Internship
The National Organization for Women—New York City and Women’s Justice NOW are seeking Fundraising and Special Events Interns to assist with our fundraising efforts. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of development activities including database management, gala and event planning, prospect donor research, and gift processing.
This internship entails in-depth research and business letter writing, which has resulted in many of our interns landing jobs or gaining fellowships post completion of their assignments. This position is ideal for rising Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who are interested in non-profit management, developing grassroots campaigns and organizations, and honing their strategic acumen. The Development Intern plays an integral role in fundraising efforts of the organization and will learn best practices in fund development.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Assist with event management and logistics for annual gala in June
- Create / edit communications, including solicitation and acknowledgement letters
- Research potential donors
- Update and maintain donor database
- Develop ideas and plans for small fundraising events
- Provide general administrative support for the fundraising department
- Provide referral resource information by phone via our Helpline, an initiative of Women’s Justice NOW
- Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experienced with Google apps, Giftworks, and graphic design preferably
- Must be professional, responsible, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks
- Able to work independently, as well as on teams, and to see projects through to completion
- Must be dedicated to achieving women’s rights and committed to the mission of NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW
Interns work 40 hours a week during our business hours of Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, for a minimum of 10 weeks. There may be occasional evening hours for events at the NOW-NYC office or nearby in Manhattan. Interns receive a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating which internship you are applying for, where you learned about our internship, what you have to offer to NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW, and how your interests and experiences align with our mission. Please also include your anticipated start date in your cover letter.
Email your materials to Melissa Quesinberry at email@example.com.
We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but we will first consider applicants who apply by the priority deadline of March 30th. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and inquiries.
NOW-NYC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from people of any race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and from any underrepresented groups.
What do our intern alums have to say?
“This internship showed me what it was like to work with a non-profit. I got to see the back end of how big events work, how social media is managed, and how campaigns are run. I got to understand the nitty-gritty details that go into producing smooth sailing work at a non-profit organization focused on women’s issues—a field in which I intend to pursue as a career after I graduate. This internship gave me a great sneak peek into what I intend to do after college.”
– Sarah, Summer ’16
“During my time at NOW-NYC, I got to perform a broad array of tasks and felt like my contributions were not only necessary, but meaningful. I would definitely recommend applying to NOW-NYC’s internship program to anyone committed to feminist activism and advocacy who is excited to delve into every aspect of non-profit work!”
– Hillary, Summer ’14
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