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Organizational Description

EqualityMaine has worked in coalition with local and national partner organizations to successfully amend Maine’s statewide laws to be LGBT-inclusive. Now that Maine is a state that recognizes and protects LGBT people and their families, it is time to ensure that equality is real for all members of our community. Full equality is when all LGBT Mainers are safe, healthy and whole, and living open and productive lives—regardless of their age, their gender identity or expression, or where in Maine they live. EqualityMaine works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, education, community organizing and collaboration.

New Leaders Project-Program Internship

EqualityMaine has a rich history of empowering youth members through leadership skill development and experiences and has now developed a comprehensive program to expand this beneficial learning experience to more Maine youth. The New Leaders Project has completed a pilot year serving  youth ages 13-18 in the Rockland area.  This summer the program will be offered to 2 cohorts in Brewer and Portland.

Program Internship:

NLP Program interns will assist the Program Director in preparing for and implementing a 6 week long summer  leadership and civic engagement program for youth ages 15-20. The NLP Program Intern will be responsible for  reviewing and screening program applicants, facilitating some session content and small administrative tasks associated with the program.   The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to build community organizing skills, leadership skills provide opportunities for direct service experience.  

Location: Offices in Portland and Brewer *We are looking for an intern for each site

Requirements:

EqualityMaine seeks interns who understand and support our mission, are hard-working, and are able to successfully complete projects. Other selection criteria include:

  • Be detail-oriented, organized, and computer-literate
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Prior experience working with youth

Time requirements are approximately 10 hours per week, June 15th- August 15th. It is required that the intern be present for the weekly workshop sessions.  (Tuesdays from 1-7pm in Portland and Thursdays from 10-5pm in Brewer) We encourage interns to arrange course credit from their school if possible.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to ballen@equalitymaine.org.  For further information please contact Beth Allen at 812-8654. Deadline: April 30th

Communications & Social Media Internship

EqualityMaine seeks an energetic, passionate Communications & Social Media Intern for an unpaid position assisting with the creation and implementation of our communications and social media efforts. The ideal applicant has displayed an interest in politics and social justice, as well as an interest in communications, marketing, social media, journalism and/or media/public relations. 

This internship will be a great opportunity to work with a fantastic, supportive staff at the state’s largest and oldest LGBT advocacy organization.

Location:
Brewer & Portland Offices – Though, appropriate candidates could fulfill the internship requirements remotely. 

Timing:
Internships are available on an on-going basis; we are happy to work with your college or university to help you earn course credit for your work.

Skills:
The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail
• An interest in communications and/or media relations
• Experience with, and passion for, new and traditional news media
• Eagerness to learn and self-direction
• Experience with HTML, Drupal, and WordPress are a huge plus, though not required

Opportunities:
• Social media updates and monitoring
• Media monitoring
• Website updates
• Assisting with development of social media strategies
• Research
• Media list creation, updating
• Opportunities to create portfolio pieces of political communication
• Work with a fun, supportive staff at the state’s largest and oldest LGBT advocacy organization
• Interns will have be encouraged to create a portfolio project during their time at EqualityMaine

Program Internship 

Program interns will assist Program Director in fulfilling program specific tasks which include interaction with EQME volunteers and working with coalition partners. The Program Intern will be responsible to completing research projects as assigned to support the work of Program Director. This work will focus primarily on EqualityMaine’s Youth Initiative and supporting EqualityMaine’s legislative priorities.  The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to build community organizing skills, leadership skills and experience a non profit work environment.  

Location: Offices in Portland and Brewer- statewide internships available for right candidate

Requirements:
EqualityMaine seeks interns who understand and support our mission, are hard-working, and are able to successfully complete projects. Other selection criteria include:
-Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Be detail-oriented, organized, and computer-literate
-Have excellent written and verbal communications skills
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Prior volunteer or campaign experience a plus

Time requirements are flexible and range from 15 to 40 hours, preferably with some evening and weekend hours included. We encourage interns to arrange course credit from their school if possible.

To Apply for Either Internship:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to jmckenna(at)equalitymaine(dot)org. For further information please contact John McKenna at 761-3732

EqualityMaine is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, and transgender individuals are encouraged to apply. 

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