Internship Opportunities

INTERN WITH VOZ

VOZ is currently seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about issues of social and economic justice to join our team as interns! Internships at Voz are unpaid. There are several positions (descriptions below) available including:

  • Women’s Program Intern
  • Community Organizing Intern
  • Database Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Social Media Intern

Interested in gaining professional experience working with a well-established community nonprofit? E-mail your resume to volunteercoordinator@portlandvoz.org to express your interest!

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERN

POSITION: Community Organizing Intern

SUPERVISOR: Internal Organizer

PRIMARY ROLE: We seek a passionate, committed, organized and energetic intern to support our Organizer in fulfilling her job duties. The Community Organizing Intern will help promote participation and leadership development of day laborers, organize assemblies, workshops, events, and meetings in pursuit of VOZ’s mission: to be a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through organizing, leadership development and community education.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist organizing and carrying out assemblies, workshops, events, meetings,
  • and soccer practices
  • Motivate day laborers to participate and lead
  • Document proceedings
  • Maintain files, schedules, and participation/leadership data in Voz’s database

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong personal interest in human rights and social justice advocacy
  • Strong command of spoken and written Spanish

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WOMEN’S PROGRAM INTERN

POSITION: Women Day Laborers Program Assistant

SUPERVISOR: Internal Organizer

PRIMARY ROLE: To assist VOZ staff with the organization and implementation of the Women’s Program.

OBJECTIVE OF THE WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Empowering and promoting work for women in the community through outreach, leadership development, workshops, and community engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help to create strategies to expand and retain membership
  • Help to motivate women to participate/volunteer with Worker Center activities
  • Promote work for women in the community
  • Assist in collaborations/partnerships with community organizations that serve women
  • Assist in the development of Women’s Leadership workshops
  • Maintain connections with women members and ally organizations
  • Help coordinate trainings and certifications
  • Help develop a method to catalog the information of women referred by ally organizations
  • Track attendance and draft reports of courses and workshops
  • Time commitment of 25-30 hours weekly

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Passionate about people, human rights, and justice and with a great attitude representative of Voz
  • Ability to manage, network, and motivate program members and community partners
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in immigrants’ and labor rights issues
  • Experience working with women and/or passion for gender equality
  • Ability to maintain records and confidential information
  • Ability to creatively publicize program (by sharing women’s stories on social media, etc.)
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Spanish, minimum 80% fluency preferred

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MARKETING INTERN

POSITION: Marketing Coordinator Intern

SUPERVISOR: MLK Jr. Workers’ Center Coordinator

PRIMARY ROLE: The Marketing Coordinator will work directly with the MLK Jr. Worker Center Coordinator to conduct community outreach for the Worker Center and assist with the Center’s regular flyer events on Wednesday mornings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Form relationships with local media outlets (including social media) in order to perform community outreach and recruit work for the MLK Jr. Worker Center
  • Build relationships with local organizations in order to connect with employers and volunteers for the Center
  • Organize aspects of the Voz weekly flyering events with day laborers, including creating routes, organizing transport, and managing flyer distribution
  • Create materials geared to different potential employers (homeowners, contractors, etc) of day laborers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be self-motivated and self-disciplined; with the ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability and confidence to work with community partners and the media to represent VOZ with professionalism and compassion
  • Have strong writing and communication skills and understand how to navigate media outlets
  • Spanish skills preferred, but not required.

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SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

POSITION: Social Media Intern

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

PRIMARY ROLE: To assist VOZ in establishing and maintaining an online presence. The Social Media Intern will also help to promote existing campaigns at VOZ that involve fundraising, community outreach, and news updates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote VOZ on Facebook, VOZ Website, and Twitter
  • Maintain a consistent online presence for VOZ
  • Work closely with the Fundraising and External Organizing teams to promote
    events
  • Coordinate Give! Guide Campaign (Nov-Dec)
  • Keep VOZ Website up to date with latest news
  • Time commitment of 5 to 15 hours a week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong understanding of various social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) and
    their functions
  • Marketing skills that represent VOZ in a positive and professional manner
  • Ability to be highly self motivated and work independently
  • Knowledge of WordPress and well as basic computer skills
  • Spanish skills preferred, but not required

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