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Internships

SUMMER//FALL 2014

Applications for our Summer and Fall 2014 Internships are now open. Please put the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject of your email.


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.

Program Intern: assist in planning trainings, coordinating travel and other arrangements, and supporting NALP alumni post-training. Internships 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.


SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN DESCRIPTION

NALP is seeking a Communications and Social Media Intern to join our Communications team. Interns are responsible for maintaining and developing NALP's growing online presence and identifying creative opportunities for user engagement.

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

  • Maintain NALP's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and other online platforms;
  • Develop strategies for increasing NALP's reach and engagement through social media;
  • Implement creative campaigns to drive user engagement;
  • Administer NALP's messaging calendar;
  • Attend events with NALP staff as needed;
  • Provide ongoing support to the communications team;
  • Other activities, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Strong written communication skills, able to write in a range of registers;
  • Solid social media skills and experience with a variety of social media platforms;
  • 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;
  • Punctual;
  • Demonstrated interest in immigration;
  • Demonstrated interest in immigration;

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge of web design (HTML, CSS, FTP editors);
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar applications a plus.

PROGRAM INTERN DESCRIPTION

NALP is seeking a Program Intern to join our Programs team. Interns are responsible for assisting in planning trainings nationwide, coordinating travel and related arrangements, and supporting NALP in alumni post-training activities. 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

  • Organize NALP program documents;
  • Follow up with NALP event speakers, panelists, guests, etc.;
  • Assist with logistic coordination;
  • Keep track of events, tasks and follow up;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Punctual;
  • Demonstrated interest in 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 hours per week is required. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Internship begins in late September, with flexible start and end dates. Please include your desired start and end date. 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-Fri).

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 social media, 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 stipend can also be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs.


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] 2014 Internship" in the subject line.