TITLE: Know Your IX Policy & Organizing Intern
SUPERVISOR: Manager, Know Your IX
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: March 2022 – August 2022 (24 weeks total, 20 hours a week, $16.10/hr)
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth (Advocates) partners with young people and their adult allies to champion youth rights to bodily autonomy and build power to transform policies, programs and systems to secure sexual health and equity for all youth.
GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Manager of Know Your IX, the Know Your IX Policy and Organizing intern will assist in supporting policy advocacy and organizing efforts to bolster survivors’ rights at the local, state, and federal level.
The Youth Activist Network (YAN) consists of approximately 100,000 youth from across the United States willing to take action to support young people’s rights to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health/rights/justice information and services. Through new media, face-to-face meetings, and intensive trainings, Advocates’ staff provide these young people with information, support, resources and opportunities to help them build their organizing skills and mobilize their peers to drive political and cultural change. Advocates’ role is to further nurture and support this pipeline of diverse youth leaders and to partner with them and their adult allies to boldly advocate for changes in the cultural and political environment and to champion program strategies that improve youth sexual health. Within the YAN, the youth organizing initiatives currently include Abortion Out Loud, the Condom Collective, Engaging Communities for HIV Organizing (ECHO), Free the People Youth Council, the International Youth Leadership Council (IYLC), Know Your IX (KYIX), the Muslim Youth Leadership Council (MyLC), the Student Organizing Team, Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Collective, Youth Abortion Support Collective (YouthASC), Youth Resource, and regional Youth Activist Alliances.
Know Your IX is a youth- and survivor-led campaign that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. The project envisions a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to education free from violence and harassment.
- Experience with student organizing and mobilization, with a demonstrated interest in gender based violence, Title IX advocacy, and policy, experience organizing as a student preferred (doesn’t have to be a paid role)
- Experience creating and executing strategy for a grassroots policy issue campaign (does not have to be a paid role)
- Experience building strong relationships among diverse communities: cultivate trust, responsive to feedback, thrives in a collaborative environment, and eager to support others.
- Must have excellent organizational and administrative skills with a demonstrated interest in organizing, advocacy, and reproductive health, rights, and justice issues.
- Ability to pay keen attention to detail and to be able to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Commitment to Know Your IX and Advocates for Youth’s mission, values, and goals
- Outreach and coordination with student groups to mobilize around state and federal policy to bolster student survivors’ rights
- Policy research focusing on the Title IX rule, as well as local, state, and federal legislation addressing gender-based violence
- Development of organizing campaigns and event planning for 50th anniversary of Title IX in June 2022
- Creation and presentation of policy and organizing trainings for student groups
- Coordination between stakeholders for KYIX’s policy projects
- Engagement with student survivors and student organizing groups across the country to provide technical assistance focusing on Title IX school policies and students’ organizing campaigns
- Support for KYIX youth activists in creating campaign strategies and materials
- This position is remote due to COVID-19 restrictions.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line KYIX Policy & Organizing Intern and last name by March 25th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 21, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls or email inquiries, please.
Advocates for Youth is an equal Opportunity/ Americans with Disabilities Act employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.