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:

  • Executive Assistant Intern
  • Volunteer Coordinator Intern
  • ESL Coordinator Intern
  • Building the Dream Intern
  • Community Organizing Intern
  • Women’s Program Intern
  • Grassroots Fundraising 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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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the administrative staff (Executive Director, Deputy Director, Development Director, Bookkeeper) in day-to-day activities, and facilitate the efficiency, order and harmony of the administrative office of Voz.
  • Communications: Answer the phone and check voice mail messages. Open and distribute postal correspondence. Assist the Executive Director in communication with the Executive Committee, especially in preparation for the monthly meetings.
  • Document approval: Assure that checks, check requests, expense reports and other documents are reviewed and approved/signed in a timely fashion.
  • Filing: Organize physical and electronic files. Keep personnel files up to date.
  • Database entry and management: Assure that donor data is entered in a timely fashion and agrees with data in Quickbooks. Other database tasks as needed.
  • Office supplies and equipment: Maintain a list of office supplies needed. Keep office equipment operating effectively.
  • Policies and procedures: Assist in updating the Personnel Manual and creating a Manual of Procedures.
  • Finance: Assist staff in making financial projections.
  • Translation and interpretation (Spanish/English): Assist with translation of documents and interpretation as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 20-25 hours weekly

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Bilingual with Proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Strong Communication Skills (Spoken and Written)
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Excel, WordPress
  • Passion and Commitment for Workers’ and Immigrant’s Rights

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

POSITION: Volunteer Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

PRIMARY ROLE: The volunteer coordinator oversees the volunteer program and recruits, motivates, trains and supervises volunteers for utilization at Voz events and programs. The volunteer coordinator serves as the primary liaison between Voz staff and volunteers, and as a gateway between Voz and the community. It is their job to make sure that volunteers who come to work with the organization are willing and able to work to support the Voz Mission Statement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond from and manage volunteer coordinator email
  • Update volunteer needs on Voz website, Hands on Portland, and social media
  • Interview/Orient new volunteers and connect them with proper staff for volunteer position
  • Assist staff with changing volunteer needs and special events
  • Create and maintain volunteer files, including up to date contact information and skills
  • Recording volunteer hours
  • Do community outreach to increase Voz’s volunteer base
  • Time commitment of 10-20 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 staff, volunteers, and day laborers
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in immigrants’ and labor rights issues is a plus
  • Ability to maintain records and confidential information, complete necessary paperwork, and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Google Docs, managing social media a plus
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required

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BUILDING THE DREAM INTERN

POSITION: Building the Dream Intern

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

PRIMARY ROLE: To assist Voz in managing the process of negotiation with Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Comission) and Day Laborers in order to achieve the goal of building a permanent structure at the MLK Worker Center site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend meetings and note taking
  • Create agendas
  • Communication among all the parties involved in the project
  • Gather and keep up to date with the newest information so it can be communicated to the Executive and Deputy Directors
  • Research
  • Develop reports
  • Time commitment of 20-30 hours a week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal interest in human rights and social justice advocacy
  • Must be quick learner, as the work is complex
  • Strong time management, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed records and confidential information, complete necessary paperwork, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to act professionally as Voz’s ambassador.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Spanish skills preferred, but not required
  • Minimum commitment of 2 months

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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 15-20 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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GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING INTERN

NOTE: The position description for this internship is under review and will probably change.

POSITION: Grassroots Fundraising Intern

SUPERVISOR: Development Director

PRIMARY ROLE: To cultivate relationships with donors, track donor information, and assist in coordinating fundraising events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data entry of donor and donation info into the database
  • Management of donor database (Salsa CRM)
  • Creation of donation pages and other mechanisms to facilitate online donations
  • Cultivation of donor relationships through donation acknowledgements and donor profiles
  • Analysis of donor data to better focus marketing efforts
  • Marketing to donors and prospective donors through email blasts, web site and social media posts
  • Assisting with event planning and logistics
  • Managing event follow-up
  • Community outreach and professional networking
  • Minimum commitment of 2 months
  • Time commitment of 15-25 hours a week

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal interest in human rights and social justice advocacy
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Highly self motivated with ability to work independently and in teams
  • Previous experience with databases or ability to learn quickly
  • Previous experience with donor engagement or past fundraising experience preffered
  • Spanish skills preferred, but not required