Minnesota Feminists Speak Out!

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Looking for a few good interns!

Are you a college student looking to fight the War on Women AND earn credit at the same time?  Then Minnesota NOW is looking for YOU!

Sisterhood not required: brothers and others are welcome, too!

Minnesota NOW Internship Job Description

Minnesota NOW offers volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities, both full and part time, throughout the year.

Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of women’s issues and feminist organizing.  Interns should also be committed to continuing to struggle for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their campuses and communities.

Interns will work in the following areas depending on interest and organizational need:

Government Relations/Public Policy: Characterized by lobbying, legislative research and writing, and political campaign work.  Work with legislators to pass feminist legislation in Minnesota.

Field Organizing: Get involved in the nuts and bolts of grassroots organizing for NOW’s broad range of priority issues.  Work on pickets, campaigns, conferences/summits, speaking tours and materials development.

Membership: Excellent opportunity in information science, using large membership database and meeting information needs of our members and leadership.  Work with state and chapter leadership to increase Minnesota NOW’s membership.

Fundraising:  If you’re interested in working in the nonprofit world, an internship with fundraising experience will provide you with highly marketable skills.  Learn the secrets of writing copy, sending direct mail appeals, and organizing special fundraising events.  Explore grant writing and corporate fundraising opportunities.

Communications: Research and write articles for the Minnesota NOW Times, assist in maintaining press clips, draft press releases and field press calls.  Desktop publishing experience may be provided.

Web:  Help maintain Minnesota NOW’s web site.  Research, write and edit stories about women’s issues, design graphics and build web pages.  Contribute to/organize Minnesota NOW’s Weblog.

Political Action Committee: Assist with Minnesota NOW/PAC organizing, including screening candidates, processing endorsement requests, and managing campaign finance board materials.

Projects and assignments in these areas vary based on the changing political and social climate in Minnesota and the nation.

Contact our office here: http://www.mnnow.org/contact_us.htm

LET’S GET TO WORK!