Policy Internship

Our Family Coalition
San Francisco
Mission Statement: 

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.Our Policy and Communications Program builds public education campaigns that advance equity for LGBTQ-headed families with children, builds parent capacity to create a vibrant media presence, and engages in statewide advocacy efforts. Our efforts have contributed to the implementation of the FAIR Education Act and the Modern Family Act.Our Welcoming and Inclusive Schools Program works directly with school communities to introduce LGBTQ-inclusive curricula and positive climate/safe school practices in elementary schools. We have trained more than 2,000 educators, impacting tens of thousands of students in California.Our Family Support Program works with LGBTQ parents/caregivers from family-building time through the schools years and beyond. We serve LGBTQ families and their children with over 150 workshops, support groups, and community-building events every year.

Position Description: 

OFC is seeking a Policy Intern to support our policy and advocacy initiatives. OFC is looking for a creative individual who is committed to our mission.  The Policy Intern will:Assist with outreach efforts through media, events, organizations, and coalitions;Assist with current advocacy efforts, including tracking and reportingAnalyze previous campaigns, and provide recommendations to help further goals of current education and advocacy work;Assist with the development and publication of research reportsProvide general support to the Policy and Communications Director and Executive Director, as well as overall assistance with broader campaign initiatives.

Qualifications: 

Experience in research, organizing, and/or advocacy at a campaign-oriented organization;Excellent written and oral communication skills;Comfortable working with diverse community groups and coalitions;Ability to work independently and take initiative;Good organization and time-management skills;Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to LGBT equality and social justice;Able to work in a small, close-knit team environment.

Salary: 
unpaid
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Application Instructions: 

To apply, please email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Policy Intern position, along with a resume to frida [at] ourfamily.org or fax to 415-981-1962.

Position Level: 
Internship
State: 
CA
Country/US Territory: 
United States