The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault encourages undergraduate and graduate students who live in Hartford County, CT, Metropolitan Boston, or New York Capital region [Albany and surrounding counties] to apply for our internship and volunteer program. All majors welcome.
Purpose: To cultivate and support the leadership of young Women of Color by providing opportunities to participate in the anti-sexual assault movement as it relates to racial and ethnic communities.
Click here to download an application in Microsoft Word format.
Key areas of work:
- Policy – address, influence, advocate with national and state government. Assist with research and development of position papers
- Communications –newsletters, website, and etc.
- Outreach – assist with partnership building with other national organizations
- College- planning and developing programs for our College Leadership Project
- Research- work on research relevant to sexual assault and Communities of Color
- Fundraising – assist with identifying sources of funding to continue SCESA’s work
- Conference planning – assist with all aspects of planning and implementing national trainings
Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate or undergraduate student and have a:
- Demonstrated interest and commitment to working on Communities of Color and Women’s rights issues
- Oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to work for a minimum of 12 weeks (Internship term start and end dates are flexible and may work around intern’s schedule.)
Location: The main office is in Connecticut. However, we have satellite offices in Troy, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Although interns will work closely with SCESA staff, interns are not expected to work exclusively onsite at the SCESA offices during their internship.
General Information: Interns are expected to work between 15 and 20 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Internship term start and end dates are flexible and may work around intern’s schedule. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring semesters. All internships are generally unpaid. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between SCESA and the intern’s college or university.
Application Procedures: Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with their cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Personal and/or telephone interviews will be scheduled for finalists.
Application Deadlines: For the Summer program, applications are due by May 15; for the Fall program, applications are due by August 15; and for the Winter/Spring program, applications are due by December 15.
Mail or Email Applications to:
The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
PO Box 625
Canton, CT 06019
Please Note: SCESA is an advocacy organization. We do not provide direct services to victims of sexual assault.