Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hollaback Internships

Hollaback is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment and assault using mobile technology.  Started in 2005 as a blog Hollaback (HollabackNYC.com) quickly grew to eight cities with over 10,000 readers worldwide.  This summer, we are launching a new website and iPhone app that will allow us to track and map where street harassment happens. 

We are seeking two interns this summer (mid-May through August) to work 15-20 hours per week.  This internship does not pay, but it is an incredible opportunity to spend your summer making earth-shaking change with an up and coming organization.

Responsibilities will be split amongst the two interns depending on their interests and skills, but may include:
·        Updating the website, including reviewing submissions and posting them to the website/map;
·        Representing Hollaback at events;
·        Following the news, writing media pitches, and drafting press releases;
·        Setting up workshops and speaking engagements at local NYC colleges;
·        Filming and/or helping film Hollaback PSAs;
·        Researching, writing, and copy editing grant proposals;
·        Coordinating Hollaback events, including street performances and fundraisers;
·        Writing guest posts on the Hollaback blog; and
·        Any other duties, as assigned by your supervisor.

Requirements:
·        Must be detailed-oriented and self-motivated;
·        Must live in NYC, be willing to work from home, and be able to meet in person once a week;
·        Must be passionate about street harassment, willing to Hollaback, and willing to speak with others about this project; and
·        Must have access to a computer and know how to use it.

This position will be supervised by Hollaback's founder and executive director, Emily May.  Please send your resume and cover letter (describing why you are passionate about ending street harassment) to hollabacknyc@gmail.com before May 15th.

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