AAUW is Looking for a Campus Initiatives Intern

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Summary Description:

AAUW’s Campus Leadership Programs department seeks one full-time intern to work 37.5 hours/week in Washington, D.C. The internship is from September 18 to December 2017. Applicants should apply if interested in feminist issues, student leadership development, campus programming, and the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage AAUW’s 100+ AAUW student organizations and creatively engage student leaders on projects relating to feminism and women’s issues;
  • Assist with the promotion and coordination of AAUW Campus Action Projects grants, and AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council;
  • Manage AAUW campus social media including the AAUWCampus Twitter account;
  • Write content for the AAUW blog and external communications around a variety of AAUW campus initiatives and leadership programs;
  • Create resources for AAUW branch, state, and campus leaders. This includes planning conference calls, webinars, and online resources for these audiences;
  • Assist the AAUW campus team with the coordination of AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL);
  • Attend various staff meetings and external events as a representative of AAUW;
  • Assemble program materials and women’s leadership resources for campus activities;
  • Answer requests from AAUW members and students regarding AAUW’s campus programs;
  • Other related activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of on-campus programming and leadership experience.
  • Experience with managing social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated history of creativity, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, strong sense of self-direction and independence.
  • A strong commitment to women’s equity and empowerment.
  • Passion for student leadership development, women’s leadership, higher education and working with colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Event coordination and event management experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, as part of a team, and effectively with colleagues, external partners, and volunteers.
  • Detail oriented and organized with capability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Experience with database management is preferred.
  • Excellent sense of humor.

To Apply:

Submit a résumé and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a 1 page relevant writing sample, and 2 references to aauwinternships@aauw.org.

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