Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)

Mission: 

Colorado Organization of Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)'s vision is a state in which Latinas and their families have the knowledge, freedom and power to access a full range of opportunities for the health of their body, mind and spirit. COLORs mission is to serve as a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families and allies through leadership development, organizing and advocacy to create opportunities and achieve reproductive justice. Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) provides a voice on reproductive rights and health perspective from within the Latino community for the Latino community and in the policy making process. We include reproductive justice in all of our conversations, and in our educational programming, public policy and advocacy, and community outreach work.

Category: 

  • Reproductive Rights/Justice
  • Women of Color

Internship description: 

There are several areas of focus that you can choose from in our internship program: social media, events and organizing, and outreach.

The intern will be working with staff and youth to create a dialogue through vlogs, blogs, photos and facts on comprehensive sexuality education on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter accounts.

Events and Organizing projects include organizing and communicating with individuals for community events and cafecitos. Cafecitos are community meetings on topical issues affecting the community, such as access to health care and continued cuts to education. We have many community partners, and are frequently working with organizations to organize meetings, events and plan community actions. Interns will be responsible to recruit and train volunteers, as well as plan and execute community engagement events to increase membership and community investment in reproductive justice issues! This is COLOR's 19th anniversary and we will be holding a birthday party version of an annual fundraising event, Viva La Diva. The intern will have the opportunity to support planning and fundraising for the event, as well as being a part of other 19 year anniversary activities.

Outreach: As a purple state, we frequently see radical attacks on choice, LGBT folks, and immigrants. This intern will have the opportunity to participate in post-2016 legislative session work and planning for the 2017 legislative session. Other outreach and organizing duties as assigned.

Internship skills needed: 

Internship skills needed:

  • A passion for social justice
  • Strong commitment to reproductive justice
  • Ability to work individually and in a group, and with youth
  • Strong writing skills Familiarity of social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr
  • Willingness and flexibility to help out with unexpected projects that arise
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal
  • Comfort around sexual content, books, media, and other materials
  • Understanding of the Latino culture and political landscape a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish a plus

Languages required: 

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus, but not required

Location: 

  • Denver, CO

How to find us: 

COLOR is centrally located in a small converted house/office at 827 Sherman, Denver, CO. We are 7 blocks from the capitol and easily accessed by public transportation, within biking or walking distance to downtown, bus routes and RTD lightrail.

Work hours: 

Negotiable -- typically 9-6, with some evenings and weekends for events and outreach.

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

8 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes

Internship dates: 

Flexible

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