Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Mission: 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) offers educational programs to provide young women with an opportunity to analyze and explore leadership through rigorous coursework, experiential and skill based learning, and youth-designed activism projects. Every aspect of the program is designed to support and develop young women to both visualize themselves as leaders and actualize their leadership.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents of change in their lives and the world. By increasing the participation of young women in social, political and economic decision making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership, and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.

Category: 

  • Youth Empowerment

Internship description: 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Dean Leadership Training Program is a skill-based internship opportunity to gain hands-on youth work and facilitation experience. Deans should demonstrate clear leadership experience, as well as, an interest in women's and girls' leadership, social justice, youth development, education, feminism, and non-profit work. The position offers a unique and exciting learning experience, which is fun, dynamic, and challenging. Deans will be helping to run our flagship program called Summer Institute.

Summer Institute (Newark, NJ & New York City) The Summer Institute is a 6 week leadership and educational program for high school aged young women. Program participants take rigorous academic and creative classes, meet women representing a wide range of leadership, participate in workshops on relevant issues, and explore leadership and their identities. During the Summer Institute, Deans will work closely with young women for a total of 9 weeks (including an initial 3 week training period),

Deans will:

  • Be assigned a mentee group of 8-10 young women
  • Serve as a teaching assistant in an assigned academic or creative course
  • Lead workshops and facilitate group discussions on social justice topics
  • Support both programmatic and administrative aspects of the organization

Program takes place on the Rutgers-Newark campus located at 175 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102. Rutgers-Newark is easily accessible via public transportation (light rail or bus).
Some training will be in NYC and transportation assistance is available.

Internship skills needed: 

We are looking for dynamic, engaging, passionate young women who want to change the world. We prefer candidates have experience working with high school age youth and/or have done work to advance the power of women's voices. Also, because role-modeling is a big part of our programming, we strive to hire deans that reflect our consistency which overwhelming identify as low income and women of color.

Skills needed:

  • Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate leadership and achievement 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, independent, flexible and mature
  • Interested in both the social activism as well as female youth development aspects of the program
  • Preferably have experience working with youth, especially young women (ages 14-22)
  • Comfortable with and excited about our mission and goals and are able to put them into practice

Location: 

  • New York, NY

How to find us: 

Program takes place on the Rutgers-Newark campus located at 175 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102. Rutgers-Newark is easily accessible via public transportation (light rail or bus). Some training will be in NYC and transportation assistance is available.

Work hours: 

9:30am - 5:30pm

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

11 full time staff, 10 seasonal staff

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes, there are about 25 deans/interns across 5 sites

Internship dates: 

Summer Institute: June 11th – August 10th, 2018