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Internships

SUMMER/FALL 2015

Applications for our Summer and Fall 2015 Internships are now open. Please put the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Research and Social Media Intern: monitor news and generate content for Facebook and Twitter, strengthen NALP's online and social media presence and generally contribute to the NALP team.

Political Intern: conduct political and electoral background research, recruit community leaders to run for office, and support NALP in alumni development. Internships also include administrative tasks that relate to larger substantive projects.

Duration of internships are generally 6 or 9 months for up to 15-20 hrs/wk.

RESEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN DESCRIPTION

NALP is seeking a Research and Social Media Intern to join our team. Interns are responsible for assisting in researching immigrant legislation, tracking findings, and supporting NALP staff with program activities. The Social Media and Research intern will be tasked with keeping NALP’s Twitter and Facebook accounts current. Internships include administrative tasks that relate to larger substantive projects.

The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States. Interns will work with NALP’s Executive Director and senior staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NALP’s work that align with his or her interests.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research the key policy issues that immigrant elected officials across the country are trying to move forward and the benefit that legislation will provide to immigrants
  • Research races in which immigrant candidates are running
  • Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office
  • Create and track findings
  • Contact elected officials when necessary
  • Create social media campaigns for Facebook and Twitter based on NALP/current events
  • Attend events with NALP staff
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team
  • Other activities, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Twitter, Hootsuite/Tweetdeck, Facebook and Flickr
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people with comfort and confidence
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time
  • Demonstrated interest in immigration
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership

PREFERRED

  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Dropbox

TIME COMMITMENT

A minimum of 15 weeks and 15 hours per week is required. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Internship begins in January. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant's availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9am-5pm, Mon-Friday).

BENEFITS

While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. A small stipend can also be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs.

SUPERVISOR

Name: Lynn Cordova

Title: Chief of Staff

Phone: 212-444-9612

Email: Lynn@newamericanleaders.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


POLITICAL INTERN DESCRIPTION

NALP is seeking a Political Intern to join our programs team. Interns are responsible for assisting in planning trainings nationally, conducting political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NALP in alumni development. Internships also include administrative tasks that relate to larger substantive projects. The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States, as well as the fundamental elements of running a local campaign for public office. Interns will work with NALP’s Executive Director and senior staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NALP’s work that align with his or her interests.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct political and electoral background research on target states
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting community leaders nationwide to run for local office
  • Attend events with NALP staff; and/or represent NALP at local conferences and forums
  • Follow up with NALP event speakers, panelists, guests, etc.
  • Assist with logistics coordination
  • Keep track of events, tasks and follow up
  • Organize NALP program documents
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team
  • Other activities, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge on the different levels of government
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people, from donors to local representatives, with comfort and confidence
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time
  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership

PREFERRED

  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Prior event planning experience

TIME COMMITMENT

A minimum of 15 weeks and 15 hours per week is required. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant's availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9am-5pm, Mon-Friday).

BENEFITS

While this is an unpaid internship, we will provide a $500 stipend to cover transportation costs. Class credit may also be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit and political industry. In addition to electoral politics you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and program coordination, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work.

SUPERVISOR

Name: Lynn Cordova

Title: Chief of Staff

Phone: 212-444-9612

Email: Lynn@newamericanleaders.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



Please send a cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to info@newamericanleaders.org. Please put "Summer[Fall] 2015 Internship" in the subject line.