OUR INTERNSHIPS

Remote Internships

Masakhane Center is seeking passionate, motivated young people to join our education team! This remote internship program is specifically designed for people interested in pursuing a career in education and/or public health. Interns will be responsible for creating online educational materials, social media posts; and/or curriculum. Interns receive extensive training on a variety of sexuality topics and workshop techniques.

As an all-volunteer organization, this internship is unpaid. However, thanks to our wonderful donors, we are currently able to offer $500 stipends for Black trans and non-binary folks. More stipend details below.

 

SCHEDULE

  • Folks applying for the Spring 2023 Internship must be able to start on January 10, 2023 and work through May 11, 2023.

  • Folks applying for the Summer 2023 Internship must be able to start on June 6, 2023 and work through August 10, 2023.

  • Folks applying for the Fall 2023 Internship must be able to start on September 5, 2023 and work through December 14, 2023

  • All interns must be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm EST.

 

If you are unable to commit to the schedules outlined above, please do not apply. We are unable to accommodate other schedules. If you still want to work with us, you can apply to another volunteer position.

 

WE ARE SEEKING PEOPLE WHO CAN…

  • Advocate for sex positive, pleasure-focused education.

  • Advocate for reproductive justice, including full abortion rights and the rights of young pregnant and parenting folks.

  • Advocate for the rights of people marginalized for their orientations, gender alignments and/or expressions.

  • Record themselves discussing a variety of sexuality topics. Interns must have reliable internet access during working hours.

  • Use (or learn to use) Microsoft 365 and Teams.

  • Be flexible, reliable and creative.

  • Work within a team and independently.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Spring Internship Deadline: December 1, 2022

  • Summer Internship Deadline: May 5, 2023.

  • Fall Internship Deadline: August 1, 2023

 

Apply by submitting an application. Have questions about the internship? Email Stephanie Franklin at safranklin@masakhanecenter.org. Please do not make follow-up calls.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the application process?

    • Typically, applicants are contacted via email within 48 hours of submitting their application. If someone is selected for an interview, they will receive details about the interview process in this email. Applicants can expect to receive an internship acceptance or rejection email within 48 hours of their interview.

  • Do I have to be a student in order to intern?

    • No. Masakhane does not have any educational requirements for this internship. We do, however, provide assistance to folks seeking school credit for this internship experience.

  • Can I still apply after the deadline?

    • No applications are accepted after the deadlines listed above.

  • Can I apply for a stipend if I am not a Black trans or non-binary person?

    • No. Stipends are reserved for Black trans and non-binary people only.

  • How is the stipend distributed?

    • Stipends are distributed at the end of the internship.

  • Why can’t I intern for a different schedule than the one listed?

    • Our internship program is highly collaborative, pairing interns with each other, training interns together, creating workshops and projects together, etc. This requires everyone to be on the same schedule.

  • What can I expect to get out of a Sexuality Educator Internship with Masakhane Center?

    • Gain hands-on experience working with a nonprofit, community-based organization.

    • Receive extensive training on all workshop topics offered by Masakhane, as well as public speaking, leadership and general communication skills.

    • The opportunity to lead and assist with workshops and major organizational projects.

    • The ability to practice teamwork, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills that can be applied in future community work, academic environments and/or professional careers.

    • Mentorship with experienced Sexuality Educators.

    • Successful interns receive a strong letter of recommendation.