Job Opportunities

Trust Women Internships

Trust Women is a dynamic, emerging nonprofit that focuses on facilitating reproductive freedom in the Midwest and the South. Founded by Julie Burkhart in memory of her dear friend and mentor, the late Dr. George Tiller, Trust Women seeks to honor his life’s work by bringing direct services to the middle of the country, as well as addressing issues of access with a reproductive justice perspective through opening reproductive health clinics, educational and community outreach.

We are seeking motivated, take-charge interns who aren’t afraid to take the reins and make their own path. To become a Trust Women intern, applicants must be hard-working and dedicated with a passion for reproductive justice and openness to learning. In turn, interns will be provided with the opportunity to make a lasting impact on an organization that is making historical gains in an area of the country in need of innovative and adventurous organizing. (We also provide class credit!)

Virtual and Traditional Internships

Because we focus on advocacy in the middle of the country, we understand more than anyone the importance of remote organizing, which is why we offer a virtual internship option. Virtual interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week in addition to participating in weekly intern Google Hangouts. During their 10 hours, interns must make themselves available to their supervisor and do regular check-ins. We try to structure our virtual internships in such a way that our interns are able to have a fulfilling and educational experience, with the flexibility of working from miles away.

Trust Women also offers traditional in-house internships for interns local to the Wichita, Kansas, and Oklahoma City metro areas as well as interns from outside the area who are able to relocate for the summer. We also offer home stay arrangements for interns who relocate from outside the metro area. Local interns must work a minimum of 10 hours.  Interns with home stay arrangements will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours.

 

Description of Duties and Requirements

Legislative Internship (Oklahoma/Kansas/Virtual)

Duties:

  • Attend important votes and hearings as schedule permits
  • Update list of legislators and position on choice
  • Track choice related legislation on the federal and state level
  • Assist Trust Women lobbyist as necessary
  • Assist communications team with legislative updates for weekly blogs/emails
  • Maintain legislative scorecard through tracking of legislation
  • Participate in coalition calls and meetings in Oklahoma or Kansas as needed

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Oklahoma or Kansas state government, particularly the legislative process
  • Ability to read and summarize bills
  • Be able to attend important votes and hearings as much as possible
  • Preference will be given to candidates with political science or legal education or training
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Able to work on multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to meet deadlines and new challenges as they arise
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Ability to navigate state and federal legislative websites
  • Kansas legislative intern will need to live in Kansas, preferably within travel distance of Topeka.
  • Oklahoma legislative intern will need to live in Oklahoma, preferably within travel distance of Oklahoma City.
  • Virtual legislative intern can work from anywhere.

Social Media Internship

Duties:

  • Update Twitter and Facebook several times a day with relevant content
  • Update and generate content on website(s), including but not limited to blogging, static content, and press updates
  • Assist Communications Director in compiling quarterly reports on website and social media performance

Requirements:

  • Exhibit working knowledge of Facebook and Twitter in addition to other social media platforms. (This may mean providing Trust Women with your username and passwords or making your profiles temporarily public during the interview process so that we can get a sense of how well you have mastered these mediums.)
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Fluency in WordPress is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with web development and/or graphic design knowledge and experience.

 Communications and Public Relations Internship

Duties:

  • Assist in developing public relations plans for the Foundation and the clinic(s).
  • Update and generate content on website(s), including but not limited to blogging, static content and news updates.
  • Assist Communications Director in collecting data and  compiling quarterly reports.
  • Generate content for monthly electronic newsletters, in addition to other updates to supporters.
  • Assist Communications Director in development of best practices handbook and audience research.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Fluency in WordPress is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with web development and/or graphic design knowledge and experience.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) preferred.

Development Intern

Responsibilities: We are seeking a Development Intern to assist with marketing and fundraising strategies. In this role, you will be directly responsible for implementing an ongoing fundraising plan and have a direct impact on strategies and communication.

  • Execute proven fundraising strategies, both direct mail and online and non-traditional strategies.
  • Discover and research alternative strategies to optimize donor engagement and fundraising.
  • Create engaging online marketing campaigns to large audiences.
  • Assist with coordination of events, researching vendors, preparing invitations, making follow-up calls and tracking RSVP’s.
  • Manage fundraising database, including regular reports, data entry and donor research to maintain the health of an in-house file.
  • Craft written fundraising letters and other correspondence with donors.
  • Implement ongoing transparency systems and communicate these improvements to various audiences.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Preference for familiarity with EveryAction.
  • Ability to report on quantitative and qualitative goals.
  • Ability to work and research independently and report back on a variety of projects.
  • Commitment and passion for organizational development and the ongoing health and success of a nonprofit.

How to Apply:

Please send the following items to thepner@itrustwomen.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references at minimum
  • Writing sample

Please indicate both in your cover letter and the body of the email which position(s) you are interested in applying for as well as when you are available to start.

Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

 

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