Community Engagement Internship
Opportunity: Gain 2-3 month professional experience
Multiple positions are open. The Indigenous Nonprofit Community Engagement Internship is a unique opportunity to support the Rematriation Team in assisting with multiple event strategic planning. Interns will work closely with the New Media & App Lead, and be instrumental in helping our team build and define rematriated event spaces. Projects will include being involved with the planning of Rematriation’s annual Rekindling the Fire of Our Sisterhood gathering, fundraising events, our first in-person Rematriation office event for a “Bead & Tea” session and will have the opportunity to lead a project that you are passionate about. In-person interns will have the opportunity to assist with gardening work at the office. Interns will be exposed to the inner workings of an Indigenous-led nonprofit organization that evaluates success by community-informed deliverables and the quality of our relationships.
You are someone who understands that event planning is vital to institution building and considers no task too small or too nuanced. You understand that updating calendars and scheduling events is just as important as creating project budgets and strategizing action items. You’re willing to do it all, and step in on unanticipated tasks as well, because you understand that all are part of working toward the bigger picture of uplifting Indigenous women’s voices. You are a highly motivated, organized, self-starter with a deep connection to and/or interest in learning about Indigenous matrilineal and matrifocal lifeways. You are flexible, resilient, adaptable and capable of adjusting plans to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. Most importantly, you are excited about working with a narrative change organization innovating how social change happens and personally believe that Indigenous lifeways and knowledge are viable solutions to some of the world’s most urgent challenges.
Must be a current high school student or college student
Must be reliable, professional and punctual
Must be trustworthy with sensitive and, at times, confidential information
Must be passionate about amplifying Indigenous women’s voices
Able to give and receive feedback in a healthy and constructive manner
Positive attitude and ability to work respectfully with all members of our intergenerational team
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Skilled in Google Suite and Microsoft Office. Eventbrite, Slack, Asana experience preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multitask in a quickly changing media environment.
Solid interpersonal skills.
Age range: 16-26 year old
Event management experience
Location: Candidates able to work in person at the Rematriation Office (near Syracuse University) will be given preference. Remote options are available for the right candidate.
Dates of Internship: June 5th, 2023 – August 14th, 2023
Start and end dates are flexible
For Credit or Stipend.
To Apply: Please submit your resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by May 26, 2023
Interviews will be held from May 29th – June 2nd
Hiring Preference: Rematriation is an Indigenous-led organization exercising the Native American Hiring Preference for this position.