Sexual Justice Advocate Internships

Do you want to help eradicate sexual exploitation in all its forms? Do you want to defend the dignity of all children, women, and men? Do want to put your skills and life to work in ways that make a difference in the lives of others and create a better world? If so, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation invites you to become part of the movement to end sexual exploitation through our Sexual Justice Advocate (SJA) Internship Program.

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NCOSE works to expose and combat the full spectrum of sexual exploitation (i.e. pornography, prostitution, stripping, sexual trafficking, child sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape), while emphasizing pornography’s central role in fueling other forms of sexual abuse. We believe pornography is the cornerstone of sexual exploitation, and recognize that its harmful effects are creating a public health crisis that poses serious threats to society. Pornography encourages sexualization of children, child sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence against women, sex addiction, distorted perceptions of sexuality, dangerous sexual practices, and fuels demand for sexually trafficked women and children.

Internships at NCOSE provide energetic and highly motivated individuals the opportunity to address these issues while gaining new skills through hands-on opportunities that seek to prevent exploitation before it begins, and which foster a national culture that stands for freedom from sexual exploitation. SJA Interns also enjoy abundant opportunities to meet nationally recognized leaders in the field of anti-sexual exploitation and attend education briefings.

Don’t hesitate! Apply for a Sexual Justice Advocate internship position today to change your life and change the world. Positions for 2017 fall and 2018 spring terms are still available. To apply please send your cover letter, résumé, two letters of reference, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to public@ncose.com.

In your cover letter please indicate your proposed start and end dates, the days and hours you could work every week, if your housing accommodations will be local to the Washington D.C. area, and if you need any additional accommodations during your internship.

Please see the available intern positions at NCOSE currently available below. Check back often as these may change over time.

Internships

Public Health Intern Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Public Health Intern

DEPARTMENT: Programs

TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Education and Outreach or the Executive Director. Such work may include:
  • creating public health campaign strategic plan and materials;
  • assisting with coordination of special events;
  • conducting research projects on specific topics related to pornography as a public health crisis;
  • development of educational materials and powerpoint presentations;
  • development of advocacy materials including letters, advocacy kits, fact sheets, study summaries, NCOSE store resources, booth displays, etc.;
  • writing and editing for periodic blogs/bulletins/newsletters/letters;
  • conducting literature reviews,
  • collecting and electronic filing of research studies.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (especially regarding new research) and conducts research (as directed) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography use such as sex addictions, neurological and other physiological effects, and behavioral impacts;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Pursuing a degree in public health or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive
  • Ability to multitask
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Independent worker—must be able to complete tasks without constant management from staff
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to written documents

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $250 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

 

 

Communications, Press, and Digital Strategies Intern Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Communications, Press, Digital Strategies Intern
DEPARTMENT: Communications
TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Communications or the Director of Education and Outreach. Such work may include:
  • writing press releases, blogs, op-eds, and other articles;
  • building press contact list;
  • pitching stories;
  • drafting media strategies;
  • assisting with social media;
  • conducting content analysis of publications;
  • drafting educational materials and resources.
  1. Receives exposure to aspects of running a nonprofit organization including:
  • digital strategies (including maintaining an online presence and increasing base of support nationwide);
  • event planning;
  • grassroots mobilization; and,
  • strategic planning.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (including pop culture) and conducts research (as directed) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Strong organization skills are essential
  • Proactive
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications: Mail merge, formatting letters, data management in Excel, etc. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the web and digital marketing techniques (preferred)

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $250 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship.

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties of the Legal Intern include legal researching and writing (including possibly helping on legal briefs) on topics of obscenity, indecency, harmful to minors, and related laws. The intern will assist efforts of the Law Center. Efforts of the law center includes: helping city and county councils ward off sex businesses, advise citizen groups and activists on how to rid communities of “massage parlors” that serve as fronts for sex trafficking and prostitution, help state prosecutors win obscenity cases, file innovative law suits to end sexual exploitation, and build a legal database/brief bank of necessary materials for use by the Defense Fund and others working on the cause.

The Intern will also join NCSE’s team on visits to U.S. Senate and House offices for policy meetings and attend strategy meetings on Capitol Hill and to the offices of our allies. In addition, the Intern may be called upon to draft correspondence, track pending legislation, and to otherwise assist NCSE staff with their duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enthusiasm for the cause is critical
  • It is preferred that the individual have legal experience and is seeking or already obtained a law degree.
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Legal training with First Amendment background
  • excellent writing skills

LOCATION & LOGISTICS:

  • Washington, DC Office
  • This is an unpaid internship, although metro and bus fare will be covered.
  • Rolling start dates.
  • Minimum 8 week commitment required
  • To apply, please send cover letter detailing your specific interest in these issues and a resume to patrick@ncose.com.

Call 202-393-7245 or email Patrick with any questions.

 

 Political and Strategy Intern Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Political and Strategy Intern

DEPARTMENT: Program

TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Education and Outreach or the Executive Director. Such work may include:
  • Help organize NCOSE briefings on Capitol Hill;
  • Assisting in writing letters and preparing mailings for members of Congress;
  • Assisting with event planning, grass roots mobilization, strategic planning, and other aspects of running a nonprofit;
  • Research the positions of elected officials or political candidates on issues pertaining to sexual exploitation and rape culture;
  • Research corporate boards, corporate policies, and assist with corporate policy reform efforts;
  • Assist with state policy initiatives and event planning;
  • Draft fact sheets, white papers and/or Powerpoint presentation.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (including legislative changes) and conducts research (as directed) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Strong organization skills are essential
  • Proactive
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Independent worker- must be able to complete tasks without constant management from staff
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications; mail merge, formatting letters data management in Excel, etc.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the web and digital marketing techniques

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $250 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

Sexual Justice Advocate

Generalist Intern Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Generalist Intern

DEPARTMENT: Programs and Projects

TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Education and Outreach or the Executive Director. Such work may include:
  • outreach to peer agencies;
  • coordination of special events;
  • research projects related to pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexually-oriented businesses, sexual assault, human rights abuses against women, child protection, and other topics are relevant to the work of the Program department;
  • PowerPoint presentation development;
  • Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation projects;
  • White Ribbon Against Pornography coordination and development of materials;
  • development of website material;
  • development of advocacy materials including literature, advocacy kits, NCOSE store resources, and booth displays; and,
  • writing and editing for periodic blogs/bulletins/newsletters/letters.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (including legislative changes) and conducts research (as directed) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Strong organization skills are essential
  • Proactive
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Independent worker- must be able to complete tasks without constant management from staff
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications; mail merge, formatting letters data management in Excel, etc.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the web and digital marketing techniques

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $500 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship.

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but prefer 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

 

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Communications, Press, Digital Strategies Intern
DEPARTMENT:  Communications
TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Communications or the Director of Education and Outreach. Such work may include:
  • writing press releases, blogs, op-eds, and other articles;
  • building press contact list;
  • pitching stories;
  • drafting media strategies;
  • assisting with social media;
  • conducting content analysis of publications;
  • drafting educational materials and resources.
  1. Receives exposure to aspects of running a nonprofit organization including:
  • digital strategies (including maintaining an online presence and increasing base of support nationwide);
  • event planning;
  • grassroots mobilization; and,
  • strategic planning.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (including pop culture) and conducts research (as directed) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Strong organization skills are essential
  • Proactive
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications: Mail merge, formatting letters, data management in Excel, etc. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the web and digital marketing techniques (preferred)

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $250 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship.

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

Graphic Design & Campaign Development Intern

POSITION TITLE: Sexual Justice Advocate: Graphic Artist Intern

DEPARTMENT: Communications

TERM:

SUMMER: Dates flexible, 8 week minimum
FALL: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum
SPRING: Dates flexible, 12 week minimum

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs work on special projects as assigned by the Director of Communications or Director of Education and Outreach. Such work may include:
  • participates in media strategy discussions and planning;
  • develops social media memes;
  • designs educational materials and resources;
  • proof reads to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • thinks creatively to produce new ideas and design concepts;
  • develops design briefs for specific marketing/educational campaigns;
  • illustrates concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts;
  • obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval;
  • prepares finished copy and art.
  1. Receives exposure to aspects of running a nonprofit organization including:
  • digital strategies (including maintaining an online presence and increasing base of support nationwide);
  • event planning;
  • grassroots mobilization; and,
  • strategic planning.
  1. Represents NCOSE (as an observer) and reports on events at coalition meetings, as well as congressional hearings as directed.
  1. Keeps abreast of current developments (including pop culture) using various media and academic resources relating to:
  • harms of pornography;
  • harms of prostitution and other forms of commercial sex;
  • demand for commercial sex and male sex buying behavior;
  • organizations promoting, distributing, and/or profiting from sexual exploitation (pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual assault, risky sexy behavior); and,
  • sex trafficking of men, women and children.
  1. Assists NCOSE at conferences, meetings, events or committees as directed.
  1. Assists as needed with office management including answering of telephones, responding to email or other written requests, drafting correspondence, and filing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Desktop publishing skills
  • Creativity
  • Strong organization skills
  • Proactive
  • Ability to multitask
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Knowledge of the web and digital marketing techniques (preferred)
  • Passion and enthusiasm for design, with creative flair
  • Good presentation skills
  • Confidence to explain and sell ideas to colleagues and target audiences
  • Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to designs

*NCOSE reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

Compensation: NCOSE provides a travel stipend for public transportation within the DC metropolitan area, as well as a $250 monthly stipend to defray living expenses. There is sometimes an opportunity for full-time, salaried employment following the completion of the internship

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station)

 

If you have other talents that you think will add to our efforts, please let us know! We need help with research, video creation, writing, project development, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about opposing sexual exploitation
  • Proactive
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Independent worker – must be able to complete tasks without constant management from staff
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications: Mail merge, formatting letters, data management in Excel, etc.

Compensation: NCSE will give a stipend for Metro fare. There is sometimes a possibility of full-time salaried employment following the completion of the internship.

Hours: Flexible. Full and part time hours are possible. Rolling start dates, but looking for 8 week – 6 month commitments.

Location: 440 1st Street NW, Suite 840 Washington, DC 20001 (Union Station). Possible to work from home in some cases.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to public@ncose.com or call 202-393-7245 with inquiries.

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Full-Time Positions

 

NCOSE does not currently have open full- or part-time positions at this time.