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American Humanist Association seeks Interns

Reason Rally 2016 seeks Volunteers

Camp Quest West seeks Virtual Office Administrator

Americans United seeks Legislative Assistant

Opportunities for Law Students to Help Find Jobs or Internships

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American Humanist Association seeks Interns
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Summary

The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how a progressive, national nonprofit organization works, while gaining valuable skills for the future.

Available Internships

  • Communications and Advocacy: The intern will track key issues and specific legislative developments, attend coalition meetings and briefings, draft action alerts, fact sheets, and articles for AHA's membership newsletter, Free Mind, and assist in implementing AHA's organization's media strategy.
    • drafting press releases
    • letters to the editor and opinion pieces
    • maintaining a media contact list
    • communicating AHA's message to the press
  • Editorial: The intern will assist the editorial staff of our national award-winning magazine, the Humanist.
    • Reviewing submissions
    • Fact-checking manuscripts and magazine articles
    • Proofreading
    • Assisting in managing the online magazine
    • Potentially writing editorials, book reviews, or articles
  • Field: The intern will assist in providing support for the AHA's 120 chapters and affiliates across the U.S., as well as providing support for the Humanist Celebrant program.
    • Contacting chapter leaders for updates
    • Preparing mailings and providing other services for chapters
    • Draft articles for Grass Roots News, the local group's newsletter
    • Assisting with content for and mailing of Action Packets
    • Assisting with other tasks as needed for the field

Requirements

  • Applicants should have a background or strong interest in one or more of the four areas.
  • Should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and reliable, and have an interest in humanism and progressive issues.
  • Interns' work schedules can range from part-time to full-time.
  • Internships are unpaid.

To apply: send resume, cover letter, areas of interest, and availability. Subject line: Attn: Intern Program
intern AT americanhumanist DOT org

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Reason Rally 2016 seeks Volunteers
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Summary

The Reason Rally is seeking volunteers to do various tasks before and during the rally. Volunteers do not need to be located in Washington D.C. in order to participate in certain roles. Volunteers are eligible to receive Reason Rally t-shirts!

Volunteer Roles

  • Info desk
  • Newsletter
  • Fundraising
  • Bus Captain
  • Registration
  • Social media
  • Graphic design
  • Student Outreach
  • Merchandise sales
  • ADA Accomodations
  • Capitol Hill escorting
  • Media/press support
  • Family Accomodations
  • Multi-cultural Outreach
  • Voter registration drive
  • Speaker support/escorting
  • VIP sales and packet pick-up
  • Mini-conference operational support
  • Service project coordination and leadership
  • Odd jobs (brief information-gathering or similar tasks)

To apply: complete the sign up form with availablity and areas of interests
Sign up form

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Camp Quest West seeks Virtual Office Administrator
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Summary

Camp Quest West is seeking a Virtual Office Administrator who can coordinate communication and recordkeeping via phone and computer. This is a year-round, flexible part-time, work-from-home position. You would act as a first point of contact for parents and volunteers, send follow-up reminders and assist volunteer task force leads with record-keeping, reporting, tweeting, and tracking. You would report to and meet regularly by phone with your board-appointed supervisor. This is a great job for someone who can wear multiple hats and keep things organized and on schedule.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effective and professional email and phone communication with customers, volunteers, vendors and board members
  • Backend data management including data entry and pulling camp statistics for board reports
  • Drafting or editing documents to support task forces
  • Assisting board executives with communication and recordkeeping
  • Managing occasional donor or parent mailings
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Some college
  • A friendly, customer-driven attitude
  • Good communication skills: email, phone, Facebook
  • A friendly, customer-driven attitude
  • Good time-management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Absolute commitment to integrity, privacy, and professionalism
  • Ability to manage occasional postal mailings
  • Internet access (you will work from home)
  • Phone access (you will call from home)
  • Weight will be given to candidates who are:
    • Located in California, or the Pacific time zone.
    • Verbal fluency in Spanish (for communicating with parents)

Experience

  • Experience with camp administration, office administration, or project management
  • Experience working in a professional setting
  • Intermediate-level familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel

To apply: email resume to David Diskin
West-Careers AT CampQuest DOT org

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Americans United seeks Legislative Assistant
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Summary

Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks an individual to work as a member of its legislative team and to support and coordinate the work of the entire legislative department in its Washington, D.C. office.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tracking legislation
  • Conducting research on specific legislative and policy issues
  • Maintaining and updating the legislative portion of Americans United’s website
  • Developing action alerts
  • Coordinating and participating in coalition activities
  • Contributing to the editing process of organizational materials
  • Managing lobby registrations and reports
  • Maintaining the Department’s files
  • Providing administrative support to the Department.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong organizational, analytical, writing, research, and speaking skills.
  • Able to work cooperatively as a member of a team, and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Experience

  • Legal, legislative, or other policy experience
  • Experience working with coalitions are preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to church-state separation or other civil rights and civil liberties issues

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample demonstrating policy analysis
hr AT au DOT org


Opportunities for Law Students to Help Find Jobs or Internships
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Are you a law student and/or part of an SSA Secular Legal Society on your campus? We have formed a new partnership with the Appignani Humanist Legal Center at the American Humanist Association in order to better support you and your group. As part of this partnership, we are making available a new service to enable law students to contact any friendly allies in the legal world about potential jobs or internships in a specific geographic area. If you would like to submit an inquiry, please let us know and we will work with the AHLC to connect you to any opportunities that might exist. Or if you have any questions, let us know!


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