Subject: strictly fyi: internships & jobs in AL, CA, DC, GA, IL, NY, WA
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 7/13/2012 11:36 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Five part-time jobs for youth at Queer Youth Space (Seattle, WA)

(2) Internships at Amnesty International (NYC, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta) – deadline to apply varies from Oct 1-Nov 9

(3) Community Outreach Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL)

(4) Live Out Loud Youth Program Manager (NY, NY) – apply by Aug 3

(5) Youth Empowerment Coordinator, Center on Halsted (Chicago, IL) – apply by Aug 31

(6) Part-time Crime Victim Specialist, API Chaya (Seattle, WA) – apply by Aug 5, priority given applications received by July 31

(7) Case Manager, GED, Hetrick Martin Institute (NY, NY)

(8) Part-time Peer Outreach Worker, Hetrick Martin Institute (NY, NY)



(1) Five part-time jobs for youth at Queer Youth Space (Seattle, WA)


Queer Youth Space is pleased to announce we have now hiring five part-time staff members to assist the Board of Directors in our mission to create a culture in which queer youth thrive. With the addition of a committed staff team to support our network of volunteers and allies, we hope to expand and sustain our impact on the wider community. We invite youth of all identities and life experiences to apply, especially trans* youth, young people of color, and those who have experienced homelessness.  We would be very thankful if your organization would be willing to pass this on as best you can.




(2) Internships at Amnesty International (NYC, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta) – deadline to apply varies from Oct 1-Nov 9


These internships are for students or recent grads. Application deadlines are for Spring quarter 2013. Interns are integral to the Human Rights work of AIUSA. The work they perform and their continued involvement in human rights is invaluable to Amnesty's mission. Amnesty International USA is committed to the professional development of interns and strives to provide them with a quality learning environment in order to acquire and develop the skills necessary for job placement and advancement in Human Rights and Social Justice.




(3) Community Outreach Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL)



The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Our Legal Department focuses on cases involving the rights of children, prisoners, immigrants, the LGBT community, victims of hate crimes, and issues affecting economically disadvantaged communities. This position will focus principally on our children’s rights work and our economic justice work, including our work against predatory and abusive lending practices, but may support casework and advocacy in all areas of the Center’s legal agenda.


The Community Outreach Advocate will use public policy advocacy and community outreach to further the Center’s juvenile justice and education reform work. He/she will also assist in client and community outreach and support for other Center cases.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet Center needs:

·         Mobilize and support community partners and families of children to advocate for juvenile justice and education policy change

·         Mobilize and support community partners to advocate for reforms to consumer lending practices

·         Research and write informational materials

·         Work with education experts and school personnel to bring about school discipline reform

·         Facilitate and present “Know Your Rights” trainings on topics of concern

·         Investigate and document youth and family complaints/experiences in schools and the juvenile/criminal justice systems

·         Investigate and document complaints regarding discriminatory and abusive practices against poor people

·         Field complaints and conduct case development

·         Provide support on Center cases



·         College degree

·         Excellent communication and organizational skills

·         Strong leadership skills

·         Experience with community organizing, outreach, or mobilization

·         Ability to work with a diverse group of people

·         Computer knowledge

·         Position requires travel and work on evenings and weekends


Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required. Significant previous community organizing and community mobilization experience highly desired.

This position will be based in our central office in Montgomery, Alabama.


The position provides a very competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a generous 401 (k) plan. To apply for the position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references online here.


The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.



(4) Live Out Loud Youth Program Manager (NY, NY) – apply by Aug 3


Live Out Loud, a nonprofit organization in NYC providing educational programming, workshops and scholarships benefiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) youth, is seeking a full time Youth Program Manager.


Position Summary

The Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the creation, coordination and implementation of all educational curriculum and programming for the organization. Working closely with the Executive Director, the incumbent will create, organize and coordinate a variety of programming that includes high school programs, community-wide programs, workshops and panel discussions delivered primarily at tri-state area high schools and colleges, including a scholarship program. This person will have the opportunity to make a significant, positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ students by creating quality programming and building collaborative relationships with local school administration, students and prominent LGBTQ leaders in the NYC area. The successful candidate will have a commitment to the mission of Live Out Loud and a track record of the creation and execution of high-quality programming in the non-profit sector.


Responsibilities include

  1. Create innovative educational curriculum and workshops that would be delivered to high schools throughout the year as well as monthly community-wide events.
  2. Create and establish partnerships with high schools to deliver Live Out Loud programs on a monthly basis as well as devise marketing and outreach strategies to expand programs throughout tri-state area.
  3. Cultivate and establish relationships with teachers, administrators, student organizations at tri-state area highs schools, colleges, and community based organizations.
  4. Coordinate production of each program, including promotional materials, email blasts, venue logistics, catering, volunteers as well as securing the right speakers for each program.
  5. Responsible for working with speakers on their remarks and talking points.
  6. Establish and coordinate program committee that will focus on program development, school & student outreach, marketing & publicity and social media updates.
  7. Secure, train and develop youth organizers and educational interns.
  8. Track and evaluate impact of programs on students and schools, monitoring and disseminating data on program performance to Executive Director.
  9. Other administrative duties as assigned.


Requirements and Skills:


Additional Helpful Experience:


We offer a highly competitive salary, health benefits after 3 months, 2 weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays, 3 sick days, 3 personal days, Summer Fridays (off every other Friday), Off Christmas week.


How to apply

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you choose to email, please send cover letter, resume and references in one document.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a detailed cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet or exceed each minimum qualification and describing generally their relevant special knowledge, skills and abilities. Submit your materials via e-mail or mail to: Please clearly indicate Youth Program Manager in the subject line of the e-mail. If you prefer, you can mail your application materials to us at: Human Resources, Live Out Loud, 570 7th Avenue, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10018

No resumes considered without a cover letter.

Please - No phone calls.

Include 3 references with their email and phone #.

Also include salary history.

To learn more about Live Out Loud, please visit our website at:




(5) Youth Empowerment Coordinator, Center on Halsted (Chicago, IL) – apply by Aug 31


Essential Functions:
The Youth Empowerment Coordinator will coordinate an HIV prevention and community building Project for young African American and Latino gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18 and 24. The community-based, peer-run prevention program is an innovative and evolving 5-year program that includes a combination of peer-led small groups, peer outreach and social marketing campaigns. Activities will occur both at Center on Halsted (COH) and at off-site, outreach locations. The person in this position will also work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to ensure that program scopes and deliverables are successfully achieved.

Certification to conduct HIV testing and counseling is strongly preferred.

This is a part-time position, evening and weekend availability will be required.


This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities,
tasks and duties that are required of this position, and further, Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the employee's responsibilities, tasks and duties.


Application Instructions:
Apply by email with the subject Youth Empowerment Coordinator. No calls please. Email resume, cover letter and salary history/salary range expectations toto: HR Department,
Questions to address in cover letter:

  1. What do you believe to be the most effective strategy to utilize in order to stimulate long term behavioral change in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) who engage in high-risk behaviors?
  2. What tactics would you utilize in order to overcome barriers that YMSM of Color often encounter when attempting to change high-risk behaviors?
  3. When compared to other populations, YMSM of Color have a high HIV positivity rate. Why do you think this is?

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.




(6) Part-time Crime Victim Specialist, API Chaya (Seattle, WA) – apply by Aug 5, priority given applications received by July 31


API Chaya formed in October 2011, when the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center and Chaya for South Asian Women merged into one organization to better server Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes in Washington state. We are located in Seattle,WA. We have a strong emphasis on mobilizing communities to find solutions to end violence; our community organizing includes communities such as LGBTQ, men, young people, faith-based communities, and various ethnic groups. For more information about our organization, please visit

The Crime Victim Specialist will, with the support of the Program Manager, provide advocacy, support and outreach to communities and survivors of general crimes, which include hate crimes, assault, survivors of homicide, human trafficking, child abuse & neglect, elder abuse & neglect, DUI crimes, kidnapping, burglary, and other crimes. The Specialist will be available during non-traditional work hours (weekends and evenings), have excellent people and organizing skills, and have an expressed interest and commitment to API Chaya’s mission.






SALARY: Full Time Equivalent of this position includes approximately $30,000/year plus benefits (this is a PT position)

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to apply immediately. Priority will be given to early applicants and to resumes received before July 31, 2012.

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume indicating salary requirements to, with “Crime Victim Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.




(7) Case Manager, GED, Hetrick Martin Institute (NY, NY)


Unit: Programs

Department   After-School Services


Responsibilities and Duties:

1.Provide Case Management services to all clients enrolled in HMI GED Program.

2. Provide direct service to LGBT, homeless and at-risk youth, including individual sessions and group work.

3. Provide concrete services to youth as necessary.

4. Outreach to prospective students GED students including but to limited to tabling at community events and communicating with other CBOs to promote and identify enrollees for HMI’s GED services.

5. Conduct intakes to GED Program including individual assessments; field and process internal and external referrals to GED Program.

6. Provide necessary information and referrals for housing, medical, vocation, and legal assistance as well as entitlement and identification information to clients

7. Run weekly GED Support Group for GED students.

8. Event planning collaboration for the two GED graduation ceremonies per year.

9. Participate in supervision, team meetings, internal/external meetings for staff development and support to clients.

10. Manage collaborative relationships between departments and outside agencies.

11. Complete all required documentation and data input, including monthly and quarterly reporting.

12. Completion of data collection and compliance with contract requirements.

13. Collaborate with Coordinator, GED on tracking GED students’ progress, including attendance, academic standing, retention, etc.

14. Maintain all charting requirements for comprehensive client files.

15. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, public health, psychology, or related human services field or equivalent experience working with adolescents. Masters degree desirable.

2. Experience working in the area of case management.

3. Experience working in an academic setting, especially GED preparation program.

4. Experience working with at-risk adolescent and LGBTQ populations and their families.

5. Excellent organizational skills.

6. Strong oral and written communication skills.

7. Spanish speaker desirable.

8. Computer Skills:  Strong with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook; familiarity with spreadsheet/database applications.


Additional Desirable Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of cultural competency issues.

To apply for an open position, please send your resume along with a cover letter and your salary history to Be sure to include the job title in your subject line. Please, no telephone calls.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



(8) Part-time Peer Outreach Worker, Hetrick Martin Institute (NY, NY)


Unit: Programs

Department   Supportive Services

Reports to: Coordinator, Housing and Health Services


Please note: this is a part-time position (15 hours/week) and requires a very flexible schedule including weekends and late evenings.


Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Responsible for conducting community-wide outreach events for homeless and/or marginally housed youth, according to the implementation plan for outreach services as presented in the Outreach to Homeless Youth Public Health Solutions contract.

2. Conducts all programmatic outreach activities including street outreach, shelters, piers, day centers, parks, health fairs, soup kitchens, house balls and other venues where LGBTQ youth are known to gather.

3. Provides HMI Intake process information to youth and community collaborators and conducts community-based Intakes when applicable.

4. Link outreached youth to HMI testing, counseling and linkage to care services.

5. Supports HIV Counselor/Outreach Specialist in the coordination of services for and supports specific to homeless or marginally housed LGBTQ youth

6. Engage youth in discussions around housing status, health care issues/needs and HIV status.

7. Assess youth with known HIV status but unlinked to care and youth with unknown HIV status for readiness to be tested. 

8. Escort youth to HMI for counseling, testing services and other community linkages as indicated for linkage to care services.

9. Provides HIV rapid tests on-site and in community to meet program deliverables.

10. Collaborate with other Housing and Health Services staff to deliver effective programming.

11. Assists Program Coordinator and Outreach Specialist in establishing community linkages and designated outreach venues.

12. Provides coverage for program’s Outreach Specialist to ensure outreach event deliverables are reached.   

13. Collects data around member enrollment/activities and contractual requirements.

14. Reports all data to agency data department.

15. Complete all necessary paper work required by funder.

16. Involved in program evaluation activities.

17. Actively collaborates with other departments/units to develop collaborative mutually supportive program wide services, supports, and opportunities for youth members towards optimizing outreach opportunities. 

18. Conduct agency Intake assessments as needed.

19. Participate in agency-wide outreach events.

20. Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

1. Must be able to work a very flexible schedule including late hours/partial weekends.

2. Prior outreach experience required.

3. Demonstrated comfort with self-motivated, field-oriented direct practice with clients.

4. Experience with youth towards testing and engaging in HIV related services.

5. Experience working with an at-risk, homeless and or marginally housed LGBTQ adolescents, with particular emphasis on MSM and transgender-related health issues. 

6. Strong work ethic and reliability.


Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Bi-lingual English/Spanish.

To apply for an open position, please send your resume along with a cover letter and your salary history to Be sure to include the job title in your subject line. Please, no telephone calls.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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