Family Equality Council

Mission: 

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.

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 21 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 2017 is July 29 - August 5.

The 2017 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: 

Internship Summary: The Community Events & Programs Interns are an integral part of the Program Team and play a hands-on role in all Family Equality Council community programs. This unpaid 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. 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 21 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 who hold or are working towards a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a related field
  • Candidates of all academic backgrounds, technical skills, and other skills are encouraged to apply

Location: 

  • Boston, MA

How to find us: 

The office is located in the heart of Boston, off Greater Boston's subway system, known as 'the T'. The office is accessible from all major train lines and the commuter rain stations.

Work hours: 

Minimum committment 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: 

Yes, a total of 8 - 10 interns are hired and work closely together.

Internship dates: 

The start date is flexible, but the internship ends after or on August 11, 2017.