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OUR INTERNSHIPS

SEXUALITY EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP

Masakhane Center is seeking interns to support our youth programs. This is a remote internship that includes the option to facilitate workshops in-person. What does that mean? It means our training, meetings and programs take place online and interns who live locally have the option of also facilitating in-person workshops. Sexuality Educator Interns receive extensive training in workshop facilitation and all of the sexuality topics we offer. We are an all-volunteer organization and this internship is unpaid. However, thanks to our wonderful donors, we are currently able to offer a $500 stipend for Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive folks. More stipend details below.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Sexuality Educator Interns mainly assist in the facilitation of youth workshops. In addition, interns work to create and execute a significant project that utilizes their skills and interests, and are in line with Masakhane’s needs.

Other tasks that may be assigned to interns include: assisting at health fairs and special events.

 

THE SCHEDULE

Interns can work during the Fall, Spring or School Year. All interns must be available to work at least every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.

Fall 2022 Internship Dates

  • September 6, 2022 – December 15, 2022

 

School Year Internship Dates

  • September 6, 2022 – May 11, 2023

 

Spring 2023 Internship Dates

  • January 10, 2023 – May 11, 2023

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Someone who can advocate for sex positive, pleasure focused education.

  • Someone who can advocate for reproductive justice, including full abortion rights and the rights of young pregnant and parenting folks.

  • Someone who can advocate for the rights of people marginalized for their sexual orientations, gender alignments and/or expressions.

  • Someone who has access to reliable internet.

  • Someone creative.

  • Someone who enjoys working in a collaborative environment.

 

STIPEND INFORMATION

The stipend is specifically for Black trans, non-binary and gender expansive folks. One third of the stipend is distributed at the beginning of the internship, the second third is distributed halfway through, and the third is distributed at the end of the internship. Other arrangements can be made depending on the intern’s needs.

 

FAQs

  • Do I have to be a student in order to intern?

    • No. Masakhane does not have any educational requirements for any of our internship programs. For folks who are in school, we do offer assistance in seeking credit from school programs.

  • Can I still apply after the deadline?

    • No applications are accepted after the listed deadlines.

  • When will I be informed if I am accepted as an intern/receiving a stipend?

    • Interns are informed within 48 hours of their interview.

  • Who will be my supervisor?

    • All interns are directly supervised by our Executive Director, Stephanie Franklin. Some interns also work closely with different board members on projects.

  • What can I expect to get out of a Sexuality Educator Internship with Masakhane Center?

    • Gain hands-on experience working with a nonprofit, community-based organization.

    • Receive extensive training on a variety of sexuality topics, as well as facilitation, public speaking, leadership and general communication skills.

    • The opportunity to lead and assist with workshops and major organizational projects.

    • The ability to practice teamwork, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills that can be applied in future community work, academic environments and/or professional careers.

    • Mentorship with experienced Sexuality Educators.

    • Successful interns will receive a strong letter of recommendation and a certification of completion of our sexuality education training program.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Fall and School Year applicants must apply by August 1, 2022. Spring applicants must apply by December 1st. Applications can be found on our website. Applicants are usually contacted within 48 hours.

 

Have questions about the internship? Email Stephanie Franklin at safranklin@masakhanecenter.org.