Family Equality Council

Mission: 

Family Equality Council envisions a future where all LGBTQ families, regardless of creation or composition, live in communities that recognize, respect, protect, and value them. We envision a world in which every LGBTQ person has the right and the opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, geography, socioeconomic status, disability, or the intersection of those characteristics. Finally, we envision systems of service and support that are free of discrimination and that maximize opportunities for LGBTQ youth needing permanency and LGBTQ adults seeking family formation through adoption, foster care, assisted reproductive technology or other means.

Family Week, Family Equality Council's signature event and focus of the internship, is the largest global gathering of LGBTQ-headed families, and features numerous forums for building community and promoting empowerment on today’s issues. For the past 22 summers, LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and their friends have gathered at the tip of iconic Cape Cod to create connections that truly last a lifetime, taking home experiences that help us further join together to make the world a better place for all loving families. Family Week 2018 is July 28 - August 4.

The 2018 fun-filled Family Week in Provincetown will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today's issues.

Category: 

  • LGBTQ

Internship description: 

The Community Events & Program Interns are an integral part of the Program Team and play a hands-on role in all Family Equality Council community programs. This internship involves community outreach, event planning and execution, use of social media, fundraising, and much more. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills, the ability to problem solve independently, a team-oriented mindset, highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), superior interpersonal skills, and a commitment to social justice … and fun!

Primary Responsibilities: Interns will play an active role in planning and executing our signature event, Family Week in Provincetown. This will include cultivating community partnerships, managing event logistics, conducting outreach with potential sponsors and advertisers, overseeing materials (inventory, purchasing, organization and transport), writing content to promote Family Week for Facebook, Twitter and emails, and drafting and designing event materials, gratitude letters, and event reports. Interns will occasionally provide support to LGBTQ parent groups across the country, create or revise resources for our website, and assist with implementation of office systems and administrative tasks as needed.

About Family Week: Family Week is the largest global gathering of LGBTQ-headed families, and features numerous forums for building community and promoting empowerment on today’s issues. For the past 22 summers, LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and their friends have gathered at the tip of iconic Cape Cod to create connections that truly last a lifetime, taking home experiences that help us further join together to make the world a better place for all loving families.

 

Internship skills needed: 

Required Qualifications:
• Flexibility, a positive attitude, and willingness to learn
• Excellent organization skills coupled with the ability to maintain a vision for larger objectives
• Commitment to social justice
• Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• The ability to work well both independently and with others, as a team player.
• A solution-oriented mindset and ability to work effectively in high-pressure settings

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience planning and executing successful programs/events
• Experience working within the LGBTQ movement and/or with families
• Outgoing demeanor and high comfort level with networking at events
• Candidates of all academic backgrounds, technical skills, and other skills are encouraged to apply

 

Location: 

  • Boston, MA

How to find us: 

Temporary summer office space is rented for the duration of the internship. For the past two summers that location has been right by the Assembly Square, Somerville stop on the orange line of Boston's train system.

Work hours: 

Minimum commitment of 35 hours/week

Dress code: 

Business casual

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

16

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Other departments offer remote internships during the summer.

Internship dates: 

The start and end dates are flexible, but must include June 1st and end around August 10th.