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Want to be a part of our dedicated team? We need you! Apply to be our Communications Intern or Research Fellow!

Communications Intern

Job Description: Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a community-based and -led organization that aims to empower the DC Metro area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault, is looking for a Communications Intern. The intern will generate content for our blog, website, and social media accounts, reaching around 6,000 followers, and create promotional and outreach materials for our development projects through the spring.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to burnish their writing and social media skills. With all of our interns, we encourage creative thinking around arts and expression, community-building, and outreach.

CASS is a small organization that relies largely on the energy of volunteers. We are unable to offer compensation for this position, but we will work with your college or university to provide you with course credit.

Duration: 15-20 hours/week for 4 months, beginning in January 2015. This is a work-from-anywhere position, but applicants should be located in DC as there may be some in-person obligations.

Duties: The Communications/Development Intern will play a key role in maintaining CASS’s strong online presence and supporting our end of the year fundraising activities.

Tasks include:

  • Help draft blog posts and create daily social media postings.

  • Help create content and resources for a website re-design.

  • Create promotional and outreach materials for fundraising campaigns.

  • Update and organize fundraising databases.

  • A variety of other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQGNC-identifying people strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Please email your resumé, cover letter, references and two sample social media posts about street harassment to Zosia; zosia@collectiveactiondc.org.

Research Fellow

Job Description: Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a community-based organization that aims to empower the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault, is looking for a Research Fellow. The Fellow will conduct social sciences or legal research on a variety of questions in the exciting, multi-disciplinary field of public sexual harassment and assault. The right candidate may also be asked to lead a unique effort to gather information on the incidence and effects of public sexual harassment and assault on the diverse communities of Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative self-starter looking to break new ground in research on gender-based violence.

CASS is a small organization that relies largely on the energy of volunteers. We are unable to offer compensation for this position, but if you are currently enrolled in a university program, we will work to provide you with course credit.

Duration: 10-12 hours/week for up to 12 months, beginning in January 2015. This is a work-from-anywhere position, but applicants should be located in DC as there will be some in-person obligations.

Duties: The Research Fellow will conduct research on a variety of questions relevant to our issue, and create issue briefs and other resources. They may also be asked to create web site content or write articles on the research topics.

Tasks include:

  • Self-directed academic and internet research on topics ranging from the intersection of race, class, and sexual violence to business owner liability issues to best practices in educational program evaluation.

  • Writing research summaries or creating online content based on research.

  • Other duties as assigned, to include facilitating workshops or meetings.

Qualifications of a great candidate:

  • Enrolled in a Master’s program or a law program.

  • Demonstrated academic interest or background in gender-based violence issues.

  • Solid writing skills.

  • Familiarity with the theories behind anti-oppression work, or a willingness to read up a bit before starting the position.

  • Proven ability to lead and think creatively.

  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines.

  • Intellectual curiosity and a zeal for overcoming challenges.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQGNC-identifying people strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Please email your resumé and cover letter to Zosia Sztykowski, Director of Community Outreach, at zosia@collectiveactiondc.org.

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