Sadie Nash Leadership Project


Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Our programs include a nationally recognized six-week summer institute, in-school and after-school classes, paid internships at local organizations, college access and persistence support, and an advanced-level fellowship to design and implement an original social justice project. We support all participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community.


  • Youth Empowerment/Liberation

Internship description: 

The Summer Dean Internship is a summer internship to gain hands-on feminist youth work and facilitation experience in our Summer Institute. Deans are current college students who serve as the connector between our youth constituents and management team. Deans should demonstrate clear leadership experience and an interest in social justice education and direct mentorship. The internship offers a uniquely engaging, dynamic, and challenging learning experience. Deans will act as teaching-assistants, facilitate daily small groups and weekly workshops, attend daily debrief meetings, and support with a range of programmatic needs of the program.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Strong critical thinking skills, work ethic, and attention to detail
  • A commitment to restorative practices and communicating effectively
  • Demonstrated leadership in academic, professional, extracurricular or volunteer settings
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups in terms of ideologies, race, religion, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and ability
  • Creative, good humored, team-oriented, flexible and mature
  • Interested in both social justice learning and youth development
  • Experience working with youth, particularly ages 14-19
  • Experience with facilitation and classroom management
  • Comfortable and excited to put SNLP mission and goals into practice
  • Able to attend mandatory training sessions June 17th - July 2nd. Must be available for the duration of Summer Institute, which runs from July 8th - August 16th

  • Location: 

    • New York, NY

    How to find us: 

    In Newark, NJ - If commuting from NYC, the intern can take NJtransit or PATH train directly to Newark Penn. Our summer site is located at Rutgers University Newark. In NYC, our summer sites are located in Brooklyn, Long Island City, and Manhattan.

    Work hours: 

    9:30am - 5:30pm

    Dress code: 


    Office building accessibility: 

    Our site locations have not been finalized, but it is a priority.

    How many people work at the organization: 

    During the summer, 34 seasonal folks are employed.

    Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 


    Internship dates: 

    June 17th - August 16th, 2019