Position title
English Resource Team Intern Summer 2024
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Description

We're looking for interns to join our English Resource Team during Summer 2024! 

Our Resource Team Interns play a pivotal role in maintaining and growing the free InReach App (the world's first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with safe, verified resources). The InReach App is available on web (desktop and mobile), as well as native iOS and Android. InReach's free technology instantly matches LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with affirming, independently verified medical and mental health care, immigration and other legal help, safe housing, food, education and employment, translation, community support, and more critical services. InReach aims to serve as a digital one-stop-shop for the intersectional LGBTQ+ community: InReach lists verified services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants, LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community, LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers, and more. 

During this internship, you will use your online research, community outreach and data entry skills to help InReach connect thousands more:

  • LGBTQ+ families fleeing hostile states to safe relocation assistance, housing, mental health support for caregivers, and gender affirming care options;
  • LGBTQ+ young people experiencing homelessness and others facing family or community rejection due to their identity to safe housing, food and hygiene items, drop-in centers, and affirming spiritual support;
  • LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees, and other immigrants to verified, affirming legal services, translation and interpretation assistance and language classes, trauma-informed mental health care providers, and more;
  • Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people to lifesaving gender affirming care, support groups, safe housing, hygiene and other survival necessities, and legal providers with  expertise in working with TGNC clients. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be on the front-lines of growing and maintaining the free InReach App. We’re looking for meticulous, hard-working students who are passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, trans justice, and refugee rights.

Internship Schedule and Compensation
  • Summer 2024 Internship Dates: Monday, June 3 - Friday, August 16, 2024
  • Required Hours Per Week: 15 hours (*interns can select their own hours--Monday through Friday--based on their schedule/time zone; all interns will use InReach's volunteer management system to log their hours for accountability)

*Note: This internship is remote and unpaid. InReach staff is happy to submit forms on behalf of interns who would like to earn academic credit from their universities for this internship. Please specify what forms are required by your university in your application. 

Responsibilities
  • Report to our Resource Coordinator staff.
  • Complete a comprehensive virtual training program designed to enhance interns' knowledge of global and national LGBTQ+ rights, LGBTQ+ terminology, intersectionality within the diverse LGBTQ+ community, and the double marginalization of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people facing persecution.
  • Conduct online, phone and email research in English to ensure resource information is accurate and up to date for the communities we serve.
  • Extract information about nonprofit and social services from websites, social media, and other online sources. 
  • Use InReach’s custom data portal to write resource information and publish it on the InReach App. 
  • Verify external resource information entries by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or re-entering.
  • Other community outreach, vetting and data entry tasks as needed.
Qualifications
  • Obtained or pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluent in English. 
  • You are available for at least 15 hours per week (Monday - Friday).
  • You are comfortable using online communication tools (e.g., we use G Suite, Discord, Zoom).
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently in a remote environment.
  • You are reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn in-depth about the InReach App and our tailored service provider vetting process.
  • Previous experience in the social services sector is a plus.
Sample Internship Benefits
  • Gain access to an extensive virtual training program where interns learn in-depth about the state of global and national LGBTQ+ rights, LGBTQ+ terminology, intersectionality, and the double marginalization of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people facing persecution.
  • The opportunity to increase resource access in your community by contributing to InReach’s Local Community Reviewer (LCR) program.
  • Gain hands-on experience working with a national NGO and directly communicating with direct service providers on the ground.
  • Connect to organizations across North America working in the fields of LGBTQ+ rights and immigrant justice. 
  • Enhance your understanding of the social services sector.
  • Gain practical experience in LGBTQ+/TGNC rights, refugee/forced migration and the human rights sector.
  • Interns will also have the opportunity to receive a letter of reference from InReach upon successful completion of the internship.
Employment Type
Intern
Duration of employment
Monday, June 3 - Friday, August 16, 2024
Job Location
Remote work from: United States, Canada
Base Salary
$Unpaid internship
Date posted
March 6, 2024
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