Sadie Nash Leadership Project


Sadie Nash Leadership Project was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. By increasing the participation of 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.

At SNLP we provide a host of out-of-school programming aimed at guiding young women and GNC folks through a process in which they come to understand the importance of their individual life experiences, and how these experiences can be applied to taking action and making change.


  • Youth Empowerment/Liberation

Internship description: 

The Dean Leadership Training Program is an opportunity to gain hands-on feminist youth work and facilitation experience. Deans should demonstrate clear leadership experience and an interest in social justice and activism. The position offers a unique learning experience which is fun, dynamic, and challenging. Deans will act as a teaching assistants, facilitate daily groups and weekly workshops, and support the administrative needs of the program. Deans receive three weeks of training before the program begins, focusing on trauma-informed youth work skills, workshop development, and facilitation practice.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Strong critical thinking skills, work ethic, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate 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, independent, flexible and mature
  • Interested in both the social activism and youth development
  • Experience working with youth, especially young women (ages 14-22)
  • Experience with facilitation and classroom management
  • Comfortable and excited to put our mission and goals into practice

  • 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: 

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